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The Last Girl

Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
Series: Maeve Kerrigan, Book 3
Length: 14 hrs and 50 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (345 ratings)

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Summary

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

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Excellent police procedural

Where does The Last Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favourite crime novels of the year

Who was your favorite character and why?

Maeve

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

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.

Any additional comments?

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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As excellent as the others in the series

What other book might you compare The Last Girl to, and why?

The others in Jane Casey's series of novels featuring DC Maeve Kerrigan. All of which are fabulous.

What about Caroline Lennon’s performance did you like?

She's an excellent narrator. Great inflection and very good at differentiating voices of different characters.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not that kind of book.

Any additional comments?

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.

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Best of the series so far

I enjoy this series of books, good character progression, some amusing dialogue and good story lines, good narrator too!

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BRILLIANT!

My favourite so far in the series, so well crafted, engaging and engrossing. Why is this not a movie or TV series. Crying out to be seen on screen <3

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excellent

wish I'd read the books in the correct order never mind I've enjoyed each one

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Well spoken

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

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Enjoyable

I do like this series of books... I. Had guessed the murderer by mid book, but an easy listen and great characters

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Not as good as the others

I really love the series, but this one was a bit of a letdown. No actual leads or viable suspects in the criminal case pretty much up until the end, the plot just drags on for hours. Can’t wait to read the next one though. Fingers crossed it will be better!

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The last girl

Brilliant listen kept me listening, good narrator going to look for more books from this author.

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Another great Maeve Kerrigan book

I had started this series way in(book7), but this did not spoil my read in any way. Excellent!! Have downloaded 2 more books in this series, in order this time😁 Really glad I found this author.