The Cutting Season - Attica Locke Read my full review @ will be honest. I might have over hyped this book in my mind. I was so excited at its' pending release that I was chomping at the bit to read it. When I read it; I felt it fell flat from where the storyline could have taken it in darkness. I don't know if this is because it was a traditionally published book targeted towards the general public. It would have been interesting to see how dark the author could have gone had it been published independently. The book just simply was soft to me.