Novel: Cut and Bound
After his soul is cut from his physical body, his world is bound by the limitations of existing in others.
Cole Suter, rich, successful and proud womanizer, finds himself in a comatose state after an accident he barely remembers. Only able to hear what is happening around him, he is terrified the day he hears his heart rate flatline. Experiencing what he believes is death, Cole awakes to find himself locked inside another's body, only able to see, hear, and most puzzling—feel their emotions.
What follows is a journey over which Cole has no control. He moves from person to person, viewing their lives and attempting to decipher their emotions. For how does one know what an emotion is, without the thought tied to it? Along the way he is alternately disgusted and awed by what he witnesses. Those he visits unknowingly show him all the different ways there are to live, the struggles they face, and the myriad of emotions associated with being human.
Format: Paperback and Kindle eBook, 164 pages
What Readers Are Saying
Vince G. - I really enjoyed this book! The central idea of the story is fascinating and Ms Matthews did a very good job of exploring the concept. I think all of us have that human nature to be intrigued by death and after-life experiences and this book speaks to that curiosity in a fashion I haven't read about before. The author makes us truly care about not just the main character but the other characters he touches. For a first published book, Ms Matthews has represented herself extremely well. Can I suggest a sequel to Cut and Bound to allow the readers and fans to continue exploring Cole's journey with him?
Tamara B. - Wonderful storytelling by Katie! Our book club read it and everyone who read it gave it a 4 out of 5 (5 being the very best book you've ever read). How she got into the mind of the male main character is a wonder. Engaging, funny, sad, and thought-provoking. Read it!
Susan R. - From the beginning I felt as though I was the man portrayed in the book. The written visuals come to life as you read and the detail is impeccable. She has a knack for keeping you engaged and the ending is completely unexpected- yet exactly what it should be. Ms. Matthews kept me wanting more. I can't wait for her next book!
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