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When successful model Ciara Kelly wakes up in hospital, remembering nothing of the weeks she has been missing, her only clues are the ugly words carved into her skin. According to the police she was a victim of the Cutter, a serial killer who has already murdered three women. For her protection the police and her doctors give a press conference, announcing that because her ...more
Paperback, 394 pages
Published February 10th 2016 by CreateSpace
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Louise Wilson
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. Model Ciara Kelly wakes up in a hospital but she remembers nothing of the weeks she had been missing. The only clue she had were the words carved into her skin. The police think that she has been the victim of the Cutter, a serial killer who has already murdered 3 women.

Ciara's life has now been changed completely. She has lost her looks, rich boyfriend and her glamorous lifestyle. She has now returned to her hometown and is living with her sister and has new career, doing the makeup
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Dianne
She had it all, beauty, a wealthy boyfriend, a successful modeling career and life was nearly perfect, until she lost it all at the end of the Cutter’s blade. Ciara awoke in a hospital bed, only to find she had not only lost weeks of her life to amnesia, but those weeks were as a captive of a twisted serial killer and she was “lucky,” she was the one who got away. Ciara did not get away unscathed, she was broken, battered and her looks had been stolen by the heinous scars that were carved into h ...more
Linda Strong
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ciara Kelly, a successful model, is abducted, held for weeks while being tortured by a man the media now calls The Cutter. He likes using a knife and carving words into womens' flesh. Ciara is not his first victim ... nor will she be the last.

Somehow Ciara escapes and she wakes up in a hospital. She remembers nothing of her lost time. In order to protect her, the police and her doctor give a press conference stating that she has no memory and the loss is permanent.

Ciera returns to her home town
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CL
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
A New York model is kidnapped and tortured but manages to escape. In a coma for days when she wakes she cannot remember anything. Leaving her old life behind she moves in with her sister and her sister lets it slip that she may be remembering what had happened to her. She begins a new life and when she touches a corpse she can see their last moments and thoughts which scares her because her grandmother had always been alittle fey. Then the attacks on her life begin again and she goes on the run ...more
Elizabeth
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-read
When successful model Ciara Kelly wakes up in hospital, remembering nothing of the weeks she has been missing, her only clues are the ugly words carved into her skin. According to the police she was a victim of the Cutter, a serial killer who has already murdered three women. For her protection the police and her doctors give a press conference, announcing that because her amnesia is organically caused, her memory loss is permanent. But, whether her memory returns or not is anybody’s guess. Over ...more
Deb
I am a bit mixed on this one. I liked the premise quite a bit and the main character Ciara, but I like to be surprised by the mystery in a thriller and I had almost all of the whodunit figured out which was a bit disappointing. There were some misdirects tossed in that I was hoping would lead to a different villain so I could be caught by surprise but that never happened. Also there were a few too many coincidences within the plot and characters that rang a bit false and I didn't think needed to ...more
Emily
Model Ciara Kelly woke up in a hospital with no memory of what happened. As the pieces of what happened to her while she was missing are filled in, Ciara knows one thing she will never model again. Starting life over with her sister in Washington, Ciara finds a new career path doing the makeup on those who have lost their lives at a funeral home. This new job is surprising to Ciara, as she likes it, but it is triggering memories of what happened as well as a few other things that Ciara can't exp ...more
Lauren Jones
Jun 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What had she done to deserve this? Some underwear modeling, nothing more risqué than that. Had she brought this upon herself by attracting undue attention to her body? The idea was too awful to contemplate. She threw the compact back in the drawer and huddled under the blanket, in tears. What had that monster done to her? She couldn’t remember any of it, but rather than make what happened easier to accept, that made it worse. Her imagination was filling in the blank with silent screen images of ...more
Elizabeth Horbaczek
May 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing


I was given this book for an honest review.

5 stars.

I really enjoyed this book, to tell you how much I did enjoy it; I'll give you a little background on me. I work the graveyard shift and I get an hour lunch. I have to tell you this is the first book that I actually took to work and wanted to know what was going to happen next and couldn't wait. It had the perfect amount of angst, mystery, twists and turns, romance and family drama. Not one thing out weighed the other in this book and I was c
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Jacqui
Dec 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
In Scar Tissue (CreateSpace 2017), first in MC Domovich's two-book Mindsight series, Ciara Kelly, a successful fashion model on her way to supermodel status, is kidnapped and tortured by a madman who carves profanity into her skin. She finally escapes only to be run down by a car and end up in a weeks-long coma. When she finally awakens, she can't remember anything that happened after the completion of her final photo shoot. Her physicians have no idea if or when she might recover her memory, bu ...more
Melissa Borsey
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I really enjoyed this book. Even though it's pretty easy to tell who the "serial killer" is, it doesn't take away from the action, which is pretty constant, or the romance factor towards the end. I really liked the main character, Ciara and the book was very well done. All in all, the fast moving book was a pleasure to read. I look forward to reading more books by this author.
Laura Thomas
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
How could I resist reading this after catching a glimpse of that cover and sampling the blurb. I do love a good mystery. Add in some thrills and suspense and it’s all good.

Ciara wakes up in intensive care with no memory of what happened to her. Why did someone attack her? Who did it? She doesn’t have a clue.

After getting over the shock, she explores her options. Then she begins her mission. Find out who did this. Exact revenge.

I simplified the story. So much happens. Saying anything more would b
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Dawn Clifford
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Ciara wakes in hospital with no memory of what had happened to her or why she's there. The police tell her she had been rapped and tortured by a man they call the cutter and is lucky to be alive as he is known to have murdered some woman. The last she can remember is being at a photo shoot where she was a top model, after that nothing. The cutter has carved words in to her body and for her own protection the police tell the press she has amnesia and it's looking like it will never come back.
She
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Terri
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mysteries
Ciara Kelly wakes up from a coma to find her memory of the last few weeks is gone. She had been held captive and tortured by a killer named The Cutter. She tries to get on with her life, moving in with her sister only to find she is being hunted and people around her are being killed. The Cutter wants her back. She goes on the run under an assumed identity and once again, is found. She doesn't know who to trust only that someone close to her may be involved.

This was a fast, suspenseful read. I d
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Emilie Davis
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Things that go bump in the night will have nothing on this book!

I really didn't know what I was expecting when I got this book. A little scary here and there and the heroine with wounds physical and mental, but saved at the end. No, this is not for the faint of heart. The villain is truly bad and has no redeeming characteristics. The heroine is made of sturdy stuff to survive what she went through. Not to mention the ESP for want of another definition. Read this book in the daylight. You will lo
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Maritza
Feb 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
*****Free copy received from NetGalley for an honest review*****
I really liked this book it didn't click for me until more than 80% through the book (don't want to spoil it for anyone). When I read the blurb it sounded thrilling to me and I was not disappointed. Ciara was very real in her thoughts but am glad she had a future with her guy. I would have been upset if he were involved in anyway. So sad about her sister. This was my first book by this author and would read more if available. A must
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J.E. Raley
Apr 05, 2016 rated it it was ok
Was very "meh". So much of the story was stereotypical with this genre and ironically enough, several characters make note that "after (insert crime show/movie/book) everyone knows how to commit/clean up murder"...while also following along those exact same plots, twists, love interests, etc. Quick, easy read but pretty predictable.
Cathy Hendley
May 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Page Tiurner

Well written, good plot, fast moving. Read it in one day. Interesting characters and perspective. Good read! Recommended to mystery fans.
Carrie Laflamme
Nice book to read over a weekend. Good story, easy reading, with a bit of suspense.
Sheila
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Scar Tissue is the sort of series starter that tells a complete story while leaving space for many more to follow. The protagonist starts as a beautiful model, on the cusp of being rich and famous. But now she struggles to define a new identity without her career. Lines cut into her skin leave her feeling wounded, inside and out. And her torturer hasn’t been caught.

Ciara has friends, but they’re tied up with her old career. She has a boyfriend, but it was hard enough for his family to accept a
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Joyce
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I began reading this novel my expectations were not very high, but it was so well written I spent an entire rainy day finishing it. Ciara is a model whose career is on the uprise. She is dating the surviving son of a wealthy and prestigious family when she is kidnapped and tortured by a serial killer known as the Cutter. Eight day later she escapes, is hit by a car and in a coma for seventeen days. When she awakens she has no memory of what happened to her. The kidnapper disfigured her body ...more
Jacinta Carter
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When model Ciara Kelly wakes up in the hospital, she has no idea how she got there or what she's endured for the past few weeks. As her memory slowly returns, she remembers being tortured by a psychopath whose face she can't recall. Despite her attempts to hide from this still-loose killer, she can't shake the feeling that he's waiting for her around every corner. The first thriller in a series, Scar Tissue provides an intense introduction to heroine Ciara Kelly and the unreliable cast of second ...more
Belinda
Dec 27, 2016 rated it liked it
This was an interesting thriller. Solid pacing, highly readable. The ending was a little predictable, and there was a supernatural element that I found unnecessary, but I think it was setting up the next book in the series. If you are looking to lose yourself in a book for a couple of hours, this is a good one to do so in.
Thanks to Netgalley & Lansen Publishing for providing me with a digital copy in exchange for honest feedback.
Mimi Davis Hopkins
Running For Life

This is a wonderfully written story🙌. The plot is well chosen and the characters are crafted with the delicate pen of someone with a loving heart and great skill. The flow of the story is great. I would love to read more by this author.
Thelma I Watts
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good Book

I really enjoyed this book. A lot of drama and mystery, keep you guessing right to the end. Will read next book.
Mary Alice
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good and suspenseful book.

I really enjoyed this book. It was very suspenseful and hard to put down. I will be recommending to my friends.b
Sarah Joint
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was so very intrigued by the synopsis: A story about a survivor of a serial killer that cuts words into his victims. Ciara is the young woman who escaped the killer. She was an up and coming model until she was kidnapped and tortured. Though her facial scarring isn't bad, the scars on the rest of her body ensure that her modeling career is over. She has to start a new life, without the big paychecks, fancy apartment, and rich boyfriend. But it's even more complicated than it sounds... Ciara ha ...more
Carol Dass
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A real edge-of-your-seat thriller! Ciara has escaped from a serial killer who was torturing her. The scary part of this book was the thoughts of the killer and his progress in trying to find Ciara so that he can kill her. I was unable to read this book at night! The action was non-stop and kept me wanting to see what happened next. I have the next book in the series and will start that tomorrow. It promises to be just as thrilling!
Paula Acton
May 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We start this review with a disclaimer that I did receive a kindle version of this book for an honest review,

Because I received this in return for a review I am going to go into things a little more than I normally do in these reviews but in this case that is not a bad thing. I am always wary of giving away too much and spoiling things for readers so if I am vague in places trust me I am doing this for your own good.

I genuinely raced through this book it is a real page turner and if you enjoy th
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Angel Hatfield
Dec 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
She had to keep running if she expected to escape her captor even though Ciara didn’t know how much farther she could go. Ciara hadn’t had any real food in days and only had sips of water. Ciara seen headlights she ran into the road and was hit by a car and was now in a coma. When she came to her sister Diedre was there. Ciara had been in a coma seventeen days and had been missing eight days. Ciara couldn’t remember anything after getting in the new BMW Brent had let her borrow to leave the phot ...more
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