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Nasty Little Cuts

UK Publisher: Viper

A nightmare jolts Debs awake. She leaves the kids tucked up in their beds and goes downstairs. There’s a man in her kitchen, holding a knife. But it’s not an intruder. This is her husband Marc, the father of her children.

Once, their differences were what drew them together. Him, the ex-army officer from a good family. Her, the fitness instructor who grew up over a pub. But now they grate to the point of drawing blood. Marc screams in his sleep. And Debs hardly knows the person she’s become, or why she lets him hurt her.

Neither of them is completely innocent. Neither is totally guilty. Marc is taller, stronger, and more vicious, haunted by a war he can’t forget. But he has no idea what Debs is capable of when her children’s lives are at stake…

This gripping read about a relationship built on passion, poisoned by secrets and violence will keep you turning the pages all night. Perfect for readers of Blood Orange and Big Little Lies.


‘A slow-burn thriller… horrifying and touching but also manages touches of humour. Compelling.’ — Catherine Cooper, author of The Chalet

‘Exquisitely dark… Gripped my throat and didn’t let go until the final, searing sentence.’ — Caroline England, author of My Husband’s Lies

‘What I love most is the prodigious humanity Tina Baker heaps into her characters. She dares you to make judgements… Every sentence is splinter-sharp.’ — Kate Simants, author of A Ruined Girl

‘A pacy, heart-stopping, brutal yet humorous roller coaster — J.M Hewitt, author of The Life She Wants

Tina Baker, the daughter of a window cleaner and fairground traveller, worked as a journalist and broadcaster for thirty years...