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Cut & Run (A Rachel Scott Adventure)

Cut & Run (A Rachel Scott Adventure) [Kindle Edition]

Traci Hohenstein
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

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When Matt O’Malley turns up at a truck stop with a nasty concussion and no recollection of what happened to him or his family, investigator Rachel Scott knows she and the Florida Omni Search team have to act fast. Whoever attacked him still has his wife and children, and a gruesome piece of evidence points to deadly possibilities.

While Matt sweats under the scrutiny of the FBI, his shattered memory slowly pieces together disturbing details. Afraid to trust even his brother with this new information, he turns to Rachel, who scours southern Louisiana for clues. Along with retired police detective Red Cooper, Rachel searches everywhere from a voodoo parlor to an eerie Houma swamp, unearthing troubling secrets about the O’Malleys…and a shocking truth behind the disappearance of Rachel’s own daughter.

Traci Hohenstein picks up her suspenseful Rachel Scott series with its third entry, Cut and Run—a gripping thriller that captures the haunting spirit and intoxicating mystery of New Orleans.

About the Author

Born in Moultrie, Georgia, Traci Hohenstein has lived all over the United States, including California, Hawaii, and Mississippi. Her extensive educational background spans a wide variety of studies, and a concentration in journalism heralded a career in writing for various media outlets on local and national levels. Drawing inspiration from the sensational 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, Hohenstein set out to create a series that explores the enigma of missing-persons investigations. She launched the suspenseful Rachel Scott Adventures series with Burn Out and Asylum Harbor,and now continues the saga with her third entry, Cut and Run.

Hohenstein currently resides in Florida with her husband and three children. When she’s not writing, she enjoys the simple pleasures of the beach—swimming, soaking up the sun, and spending time with her friends and family.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 380 KB
  • Print Length: 204 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1611098092
  • Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (2 April 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00996W19E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,112 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Dear Reader,
Thanks for checking out my author page. A little about me... I live in NW Florida with my husband, who is a firefighter, and my three kids. We live near the beach and love to hang out there. I am a full-time writer but in my spare time I love to paddleboard.

I'm the author of the bestselling Rachel Scott series: Asylum Harbor and Burn Out. The third book in the series, Cut and Run, will be available April 2013.

The Hollywood Hills series is a group of romantic comedy novellas that I wrote featuring Special Delivery, Split Decision and the newest release, Sinfully Delicious.

I'm currently working on a new thriller series called The Honeymooners. You can read an excerpt of this series in the anthology, The Killing Sands. The full version of The Honeymooners - Jekyll Island will be released this fall 2012.

I love to hear from my readers and answer each email. You can reach me at or visit my website at for additional news, pictures, excerpts, appearances and more. Thanks for reading! Traci

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A captivating tale. 16 Mar. 2013
By Mike France VINE VOICE
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This is the first novel by Traci Hohenstein that I have read and she is now added to my favourite authors list!

I liked the way she filled you in on the background of Rachel Scott (the main character) without being too longwinded and carried the theme throughout the book. I also found the references to New Orleans very interesting, particularly the Voodoo Store and almost felt as though I was there. The story was captivating and unlike many books, I had no idea who was responsible for the crime. I loved the short, sharp chapters which make you want to quickly turn the pages and carry on with the story; very similar to other favourite authors of mine such as John Paterson and Karin Slaughter.

The last chapter has wet my appetite for her next book but I shall certainly look for her previous publications too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing 21 Aug. 2013
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Rachel has formed an organisation which looks for missing persons prompted by the disappearance of her daughter. Matt's wife and children have disappeared and he has been left with amnesia so Rachel's organisation is called in to do exactly the same job that the FBI is doing but better.

The method that Rachel and her colleagues use is simple - they talk to people. They go to one place and people tell them things so then they go to another place and more people tell them more things. Very fortunately, everything that everyone tells them is a clue and they never have to spend time following leads that don't work out. When they search Matt's wife's studio only one thing attracts their attention and that thing gives them a big clue and someone else to talk to. One one occasion they don't have anyone to talk to so someone they have met casually phones them up to give them unprompted information, all of which is relevant. When they are not sure what to do Matt gets back just a small snippet of his memory - just enough to move them on but not the whole thing (otherwise the book would be much shorter). There is also a medium who can see some clues in a paranormal way to give them a hand.

This whole book is woefully unrealistic. No investigation is that simple - and it is a mystery why they are involved at all when they just seem to be replicating the work of the FBI. Rachel and her colleague actually do nothing except talk to people and follow the clues, all of which are handed to them on a plate and none of which turn out to be red herrings or dead ends. The FBI appear to have done no background or credit checks on anyone associated with Matt or his family which seems very remiss. The FBI make the arrest and this is not even described to us but happens "off stage".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Tedious 11 May 2013
By greybe
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I suffered from 'I put it down and couldn't pick it up' syndrome with this after just 2 chapters. The characters were so one dimensional and the style so humdrum I couldn't be bothered to carry on reading.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb Third Book 10 Mar. 2013
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This is the third book in the Rachel Scott adventures and it is as good, if not better, than the previous two. In this book Rachel is searching for the missing family of a businesman. The man himself has lost his memory during the attack on his family. The book has that on the edge of your seat feel and makes you want to keep reading. There are several twists and turns and the characters never seem to turn out the way you wna them to. The characterisation is spot on and you get to know a lot more about Rachel and her background. The ending is superb but the very end left me begging for the next book to be out so I could buy and read it. This is a book you cannot put down and if you like mysteries I would highly recommend it.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Cut and Dried 10 Jan. 2013
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Third instalment of the "Rachel Scott" adventures, featuring the Florida Omni Search charity organisation that runs a search and rescue operation for no monetary reward.

Rather like the organisation itself, which runs investigations which the various professional bodies would seem to be more able to handle, I didn't really see the point of this novel. The team, although we're constantly told it is full of crack, successful individuals,doesn't really carry our investigations as such. Their technique seems to boil down to waiting for people to contact them randomly with information they can't wait to impart. After the guilty parties are identified the Omni Searchers contact the FBI to actually apprehend the wrongdoers.

After 200 plus pages the explanations given for the preceding events are weak to say the least, the bad guys plots don't seem to make any sense to me. The various arrests/rescues occur "off screen" and so the investigation, such as it is, peters out tamely.

The continuing plot of Rachel's search for her own missing daughter continues in this book. Typically, an unsolicited out of the blue phone call, quickly followed by another, lets Rachel get a potential lead, rather than her own efforts.

New Orleans, the setting for the book, is chiefly evoked through descriptions of bar menus.

Rather aimless in general.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I haven't read the other books in the Rachel Scott series but had no real problem picking up the book and getting straight into the plot. Obviously, you miss out on some of the back history if you don't read the books in the proper sequence. Traci Hohenstein does a good job of filling in the gaps.

Quite enjoyed Cut and Run. It's not particularly dark for a thriller of this type but, it's pacy enough and has a decent hint of threat. There are elements of the plot I thought worked very well. Especially having Rachel Scott work for an orgranisation tracing missing children when her own child was abducted years before. Great idea. Gives us a lot of information about Rachel and helps us understand her motivation. The location's also good and the New Orleans setting makes a great backdrop for the themes of Voodoo and mystery.

Rachel is on the trail of a family who have disappeared. Only the father's left to tell the real story of what happened but; he seems to have amnesia after a head injury. Real or fake? I'm not telling you - read the book! The plot evolves into a cat and mouse chase as Rachel begins to run out of time. It might just be that her missing daughter is somehow connected to the latest disapperance. As Rachel realises the mystery might have become 'personal' she's even more determined to find the missing family and, maybe, her daughter.

Cut and Run' is a short novel comprising of 213 pages and there's certainly enough spacing around the many brief, sharp chapters. Remove the spacing and what you're left with is a long story/novella rather than a novel. Considering how much dialogue there is, compared to scene setting and depth of plot, it's just possible the reader is missing out. The whole concept seems rushed. I enjoyed the read but would have enjoyed much more plot and character development. I think Traci Hohenstein has the talent to run to a full length novel and I hope she does that next time.
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