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Let the Dead Speak: A Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller

Maeve Kerrigan, Book 7
Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
Series: Maeve Kerrigan, Book 7
Length: 13 hrs and 49 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (354 ratings)

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Summary

In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Jane Casey, Detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad must navigate a web of lies to discover the truth....

A murder without a body.

Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. There may not be a body, but everything else points to murder.

A girl too scared to talk.

Maeve Kerrigan is young, ambitious and determined to prove she's up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is holding something back, but best friend Bethany Norris won't let Maeve get close. What exactly is Bethany protecting Chloe from?

A detective with everything to prove.

As the team dig deeper into the residents of Valerian Road, no one is above suspicion. All Maeve needs is one person to talk, but that's not going to happen. Because even in a case of murder, some secrets are too terrible to share....

©2017 Jane Casey (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

"A tremendous sense of suspense." ( Sunday Times)
"I was utterly gripped by Let the Dead Speak, a plotting masterpiece, and am in awe of its sheer pace and drive." (Susie Steiner, author of best seller Missing, Presumed)
"Casey is a true craftswoman, a writer who beguiles one through the most twisted of plots with a confident and seductive hand. Let the Dead Speak is sharp, complex and gripping to the very end." (Alex Marwood, best-selling author of Wicked Girls and The Killer Next Door)
"Jane Casey is one of the brightest stars in the modern crime firmament, and Let the Dead Speak may be her best yet. Fiendishly gripping." (John Connolly, best-selling author of the Charlie Parker series)

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Another excellent Jane Casey thriller

Loved it all, bar a few glaring procedural errors which it seemed unbelievable that a bright spark like DS Kerrigan ...or indeed even a child would make as belied common sense. Tour de force performance from the dulcet toned Caroline Lennon. Great layered plot that just kept on going and enjoyed it 98% to the max minus the couple of niggles that beggared belief. Can't wait for the next one.

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Brilliant

Brilliant story. Excellent narration. Maeve Kerrigan and Josh on great form. Best yet. More please

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  • Ann D
  • Newcastle, England
  • 13-03-17

The best in this series so far. Brilliant!

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lennon – was your favourite?

The narration was excellent, as is always the case with Caroline Lennon. Each character was voiced perfectly.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes! It was hard to put down.

Any additional comments?

This is a fabulous, engrossing read/listen. The strory is rich with layers and twists. The characters are wonderfully drawn, and very engaging as always. Maeve and Josh are on great form. The author did play a little fast and loose with clinical confidentiality (a Psychologist talking openly about the case of a live, discharged patient, to Police Officers who call in for a chat, with no Court Order), and the Data Protection Act (bank giving detailed information about a personal account, simply in reponse to a Police Officer asking)! However, although this would have grated in a book of lesser quality, I was instantly ready to suspend disbelief, due to how much I was enjoying the story.

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Well narrated crime story

The narrator is excellent and the story kept me intrigued, although the pay off wasn't very satisfying.

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dog walker sussex

I thoroughly enjoyed both the story and narration. The final twist was brilliant. totally recommend.

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Great find

This was the first Jane Casey book for me, but most definitely not my last! I shall be searching out all other books in this series.Excellent.

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fantastic book

fantastic book a bit slow to start but then it's off and running couldn't put it down

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  • Penni
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  • 23-03-19

Just one irritation

Great story and characters. I just got irritated with the frequency of using “biting one’s lip” as a descriptor.

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Fantastic!

Caroline Lennon does an amazing job with this series of books. I’ve listened to them back to back and am now following others she has narrated. Just want a book 8 now!!

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brilliant as usual

Please keep them coming Jane. i love these books .The characters and the stories .They are so well read by Caroline Lennon