The teenage girl was the first victim. Her throat cut to the bone, she didn't stand a chance. Her mother, at least, had time to fight back. Briefly. Called to the crime scene in leafy Wimbledon, Maeve Kerrigan's first thought is that this is a domestic dispute gone badly. But the husband is found lying bleeding and unconscious in an upstairs room. As a criminal barrister he insists he's the third victim rather than their prime suspect, even if he's a man who makes enemies easily. The only other surviving family member is 15-year-old Lydia. She was the one to find her mother and twin sister's bodies - and the only witness Maeve has. But she isn't talking....
©2012 Jane Casey (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks
One of my favourite crime novels of the year
Definitely! I have been longing for a well written, well narrated, gripping crime thriller and this definitely fits the bill. I was gripped by the storyline and really didn't know where it was heading. The characterisation is convincing and it is superbly narrated by Caroline Lennon.
I would suggest starting with the first in the Maeve Kerrigan series but think this works equally well as a stand alone novel.
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The others in Jane Casey's series of novels featuring DC Maeve Kerrigan. All of which are fabulous.
She's an excellent narrator. Great inflection and very good at differentiating voices of different characters.
Not that kind of book.
If you like beautifully written contempory crime, with really well drawn characters, you should love this, but I recommend reading/listening to the series in order.
kept the suspense the whole way through. Well spoken, characters made their own. Brilliant story. didnt see the ending coming until i got there. a very clever story
It worries me that despite being unable to kill a fly I have a rather macabre love of mystery, murders and suspense.
Plot line is woolly and author tweaks it as she goes along. Inconsistent.
Plot poor. There seemed little construction, it just seems flung together, so no.
I have listened to others in the series, found them to be better constructed. I think the narration was weak because of the prose.
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