The murder is well plotted with the requisite smoke and mirrors to keep the reader guessing. Nair apparently did a lot of research while she was writing the book, to get the police station procedure right. And of course the pace steps up at the end so that you’re left wondering whether Gowda will get there in time…As an introduction to a new detective series and to an established writer’s foray into a new genre, Cut Like Wound sets a gripping pace. One can foresee complications as Inspector Gowda’s life develops along with the crimes he is called in to solve, with or without the active cooperation of his superiors in the police force.
The Deccan Chronicle