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S but they work SO well together *In These Books Maeve Is *these *Books Maeve Is Great *Maeve is great yet the good ld fashioned detective work takes Centre stage in this installment Lots How Ireland Really Went Bust. by Matt Cooper of sub stories andffice politics keep Maeve busy and the surprises keep coming Another cracker from Jane Casey Off to read 5th installment straight away The Stranger You Know is Jane Casey s best book to date that I have read In this installment in the Maeve Kerrigan series three women have been strangled and their bodies have been discarded in a way that bears similarities to the Jack the Ripper murders The police are uick to link the three cases but the evidence points to a shocking suspect DI Josh Derwent Maeve s colleague Maeve trusts her senses that Josh isn t the killer but this isn t colleague Maeve trusts her senses that Josh isn t the killer but this isn t first time that he s been accused Super Gran Abroad (Super Gran, of murder Josh s past is just about to catch up with him I love Jane Casey s writing she produces utterly gripping material and she always has me hooked from pagene She adds real depth to her characters this novel mainly focuses Bambi and Me on Josh s past which Jane has kept from us until now Josh is an intriguing character I m never uite sure if I liker don t like him and there are definitely moments when he has made me laugh But after reading The Stranger You Know I think the series would definitely be lost without him he and Maeve have become some Pocahontas of my favourite characters in crime fiction The Maeve Kerrigan books are getting better and better each time Jane is a seriously talented writer and her characterisation skills are excellent I m sure it won t be long before I ll be diving into the next book in the series Right now somef the best crime and psychological thriller writing is coming from women writers think Val Mcdermid Kathy Reichs amongst many well add another name to that list Jane Casey The Stranger You Know is an excellent example Bala Santa of sheer brilliance in the crime thriller genre where there is somethingn every page where you want to turn every page because you need to know what happens next Casey does not make it easy to work Book of Magickal and Occult Rites and Ceremonies out who the killer is and by the time you have pieced it together you are at the endf the book Maeve Kerrigan is a detective constable who has a bugger Bald Eagle (Zeuss Pack of Detective Inspector Josh Derwent as her boss arrogant and sexist always undermining her But it would be Derwent that would be reliantn Kerrigan in the end With female dead bodies dropping all The Lady Elizabeth (Elizabeth I, over London all connected by the MO non sexual killing but the eyes are removed They all seem to connect to a murder that isver twenty years Wolfsong old when Derwent himself was a suspect We are takenn a journey f loyalty and betrayal where we are left trying to work ut whodunit while we feel the pressure upon Kerrigan as she gives the story through her eyes in the first person This is no Pelnrušķis un trollis ordinary police procedure novel but a full speed murder case with all the leads and blind alleys and interesting diversions This isne Far Strike (The Transcended Book 3) of the grittiest thrillers written in a while which has been so well written that you are searching for clues and the identityf who really is the killer Kerrigan is a flawed but complex character who is a very likeable heroine who I am glad to have discovered and want to read O Mistério do Infante Santo of This is a brilliant thriller by a brilliant crime writer This is the fourth book in the DS Maeve Kerrigan series and may be the bestf the bunch so far I hope this is not because Rob Disgrace (Department Q, or boyfriendrelationship drama is such a small partf the story but the fact is he is Monsoon outf the country for most Slice by Slice of the time period covered in THE STRANGER YOU KNOWInstead this book is basically centered around Maeve s relationship with her police detective partner DI Josh Derwent and his backstory Derwent is a handsome and vain guy with a borderline personality disorder In previous books he has been mostly a freuent foil andbnoxious Angels Flight (Legion of Angels Book 8) obstacle for Maeve as he belittles and berates her while theystensibly work together to solve crimesIn THE STRANGER YOU KNOW the London Murder Suad that Josh and Maeve work for are trying to track a serial killer who strangles his victims and then removes their eyes and placed them in their hands with no sexual contact and no forensic evidence left behind In time we find Ice Maiden out that some twenty years before when Josh was almost 18 he was the prime suspect in the unsolved violent deathf his 15 year Latin Lovers Greek Husbands Bundle old girlfriend Angela Poole who was found strangled with her eyes gougedut Somewhat bizarrely it s Angela s Seducing the Heiress own father who provided the airtight alibi for Josh which prevented him from being charged for murder as her dad had nearly run himver in the public bus he drove at the time and multiple riders could attest to the incidentBecause And Cowboy Makes Three of this unfortunate history Josh and Maeve s boss Superintendent Godley removes him from the task force workingn solving the Gentleman Caller serial killer case as suspicion. Riends don't seem to remember anything unusual Teasing Her SEAL or suspicious and Maeve is almost at a loss about how to move forward with the investigationThen the evidence starts to point to a shocking suspect DCI Josh Derwent Maeve's partnern the police force Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved but how well does she really know him Secrets Derwent has long kept lo. .
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Mounts that there are connections between *the Angela Poole cold case and the current case Things get weirder as the psychological profile *Angela Poole cold case and the current case Things get weirder as the psychological profile the Gentleman Caller has multiple components that accurately describe DI Derwent Godley s second in command DCI Una Burt is clearly invested in the theory Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, of Derwent as murderer This is an examplef the ways that interpersonal interactions between members A Valentines Wish of the team trying to solve the crimes become an important aspectf the storyThe author Jane Casey does a masterful job Paixão Sem Disfarce of lathering suspicionn Josh and his circle f friends From Two Decades Before With
several red herringsRed Herrings Side two decades before with several red herrings and side that distract and attract Maeve and Josh as they try and find the killer r killers responsible for Angela s death and the most recent killings One excellent feature In the Matter of the Complaint Against Egbert C. Smyth and Others, Professors of the Theological Institution in Phillips Academy, Andover of the series is Casey s characterizationf Maeve by providing the reader almost nonstop access to her inner thoughts and in this book far less I Met Someone of the narrative tension is sourced from danger to Maeve and her uestionable decisions than in previous entries Instead the resolutionf the cold case and an increasing trickle Quantum (Captain Chase of discoveries and revelations about Derwent and his childhood friends are than enough to keep the reader enthralled and entertained in The Stranger You Know It s impressive how Casey has managed to use different styles and writing structures in the first four booksf the series while still maintaining the general tropes and narrative structures The Other Islam of the murder mystery genre The first book was about a serial arsonist and multiple first person accounts were included The second book was about kidnappings and Maeve herself became a victimf crime in it twice The third book has her relationship with Rob as a key feature and included examples Last Man Standing of how Josh and Maeve get results together despite their suabbles The criminal in this book was not a serial killer Overall the fourth book in the DS Maeve Kerrigan series is an excellent entry in the British police procedural with female main character genre with a compelling setf mysteries to be solved and surprising and welcome developments in the larger arcs involving her primary romantic relationship her professional advancement in the police force and the Light, Gesture, and Color obsessed criminal who is stalking her 45 starsI m not sure I ve reviewed anyther books in this series but I have found them all extremely engaging Maeve Kerrigan is a brave wittyvery human character and I am already looking forward to Jane Casey continuing this series Along with Maeve I am really warming to her slightly mad macho colleague Derwent their banter is great dialogue and I hope Casey continues to grow this character The story is interesting an Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault old case intersecting with newnes which become very personal for Derwent and really drew me in very uickly Casey has a fast faced style that is nonetheless thoughtful and clever These books for me are really about the development f the characters something that can be absent in uite a few thrillersmysteries which focus nly Canada on the story Highly recommendedFind reviews and bookish fun at Book four in the series and young women are being murdered in their homes and their eyes are being removed The murders could also be connected to an historical murder from 20 years back The complex and feisty DC Kerrigan is again called upon to investigate alongside her Detective Inspector Derwent Sexist and hard going but with his heart in the right place Derwent is fornce reliant n Kerrigan as the case unfolds and the roads start leading to himThis becomes another gritty police procedural that tests friendships betrayal and loyalty Handled well by Ms Casey the story unfolds at a pacy speed and twists and turns so you don t know where it s all heading Kerrigan though not perfect is becoming a character I like and as f her personality is revealed through the books But what I really loved was Dead Reckoning (Sookie Stackhouse, of Derwe Shocker Alert Louacious that I am I really have little to say about my latestuting with Maeve Kerrigan 4 in the series This is a means DogFace of recording the read than a review No there was really nothing wrong with this book Yes I did enjoy it but there was nothing that really excited me either What I missed here was development Maeve This was Derwent s story and perhaps we need this to understandur Maeve view spoilerIf you ve read any What You Owe Me of these you know Kerrigan and Derwent have a complicated relationship but to make him the prime suspect in a seriesf serial murders makes little sense to me If and this is a big if I truly believed he did it maybe But no are we supposed to believe Jane Casey would trash Derwent the foil that keeps Maeve Buffalo Woman Comes Singing on her toes and guides her growing expertise in her career Not yet at least Derwent is just too important a character to have sitting in The Old Bailey waiting to swing from the gallows hide spoiler. Cked away are coming back to haunt him and the Maeve learns about her partner's past the difficult it is to dismiss him as a suspect After all this is hardly the first time Derwent's been accusedf murderJane Casey returns with her most utstanding novel yet in The Stranger You Know a taut thriller and an intimate portrayal f complicated all too human characte. First f all thank you to the publishers for allowing me a copy *of this book via Netgalley So here we are at book 4 in *this book via Netgalley So here we are at book 4 in series I have loved from Jane Casey namely that f Maeve Kerrigan and importantly Sorry Maeve her sometime boss and sidekick the adorably unlikeable but loveable DCI Josh Derwent This instalment finds Maeve and co Shining City on the trackf a serial killerHowever she is put in a difficult position when it becomes clear to her that the prime suspect is Derwent himselfI adored this book for many reasons Firstly the series main characters are all so very good and much as I have a crush Blind Spots on Derwent Maeve is just as loveable I especially like her ironic and plausibleutlook A Boy and A Bear in a Boat on herwn psyche and actions SOS often telling herselfff as she dives head first into a situation she KNOWS she should avoidand the way she tends to just fall into the people who are eventually going to become important to her and gives them pieces St. Johns Wort of her soul without even realising she is doing it As someone whoften has those lightbulb moments herself I can relate As for Josh Derwent well He is difficult to describethe best I can do You know that silly game you play with friends called Marry Sleep with The Roman Family or Kill well in the book world Josh Derwent would be my answer to all three Really And he s getting a bigger role in each novelthisne was as described to me by the author Wall to Wall Derwent and that made me Hirvenmetsästäjä one happy reader The aptly named Godley is also a treat as he tries to keep the unruly pair under control and the restf the cast Hollywood Walk of Fame: 2000 Sensational Stars, Star Makers and Legends of unlikely and likely characters all add to the whole The relationships developed amongst all the charactersver the course A Christmas Miscellany of the novels is beautifully done so much so thatften the best bits don t have anything to with their current mysterySo that leads nicely Too Bad to Die on to talking about this particular mystery It had some terrific twists and turns and no I wasnt automatically sure during reading that my beloved Derwent wasnt a murderernor will you be until you read it yourself The current murders have their roots planted firmly in the pastand a death that Derwent was caught up in during his teenage years in the tellingf the tale you come to understand him and his motivations a lot I always enjoy a book where the past intrudes OXENBOXEN on the present and thisne is a classic and brilliantly imagined example Resist (Wicked Ways Book 1) of that So enjoy You know you want to What Not met Maeve and importantly yes yes I know Derwent before Well you need to start with The Burning This isn t a break neck thriller that pushes readers to the edgef their seats but it
Is A Well Developed Talea well developed tale with descriptive details that can completely absorb them into a world Beautiful Ghosts (Inspector Shan, of coppersn the hunt for a serial killer I have to admit this book got ff to a slow start for me but I uickly settled into the slower pace and ended up thoroughly enjoying the ride The plot provides plenty f twists and turns to plant doubt about various suspects and to keep readers guessing but I think the author s stongest talent lies in her fully developed characters and in the realistic way they interact with each Hush, Hush (Hush, Hush, other Maeve Kerrigan is an intelligent insightful police investigator with integrityut the wazoo and an inuisitive mind that makes her a valuable asset to any investigation Her senior partner Josh Derwent is a brilliant investigator but he also has a disagreeable disposition and seems to derive great pleasure from picking at her with his insulting The Indian in the Cupboard (The Indian in the Cupboard, opinions And he also has a past a past that s come back to haunt him A past that s made him the prime suspect in the serial killings The uestion becomes will Maeve follow her bossesrders and keep Josh in the dark about the investigation Reasoning and the Logic of Things or will he strongarm his way into getting her to work with him I didn t realize this was the fourth book in a series but I m pleased to say it stands welln its The Holcroft Covenant / The Rhinemann Exchange own I d give it a very strong three and a half stars rounded up to four This was my first book by Jane Casey and I loved it I jumped in halfway through the series but it didn t matter at all There are hints at backstory but this book can easily be enjoyed as a standalone and I m very much looking forward to going backwards and forwards and reading the restf the series Jane has a no nonsense easy to read style that makes the pages turn uickly The characterisation is superb especially Maeve and Derwent but also the minor characters good and bad and there are some gripping set pieces such as the scene in the park halfway through An excellent book with a compelling plot and a wonderful lead character As stated in previous reviews my new policy is to The Night Before Christmas: or, A Visit from St. Nicholas: The Heirloom Edition only award four stars to books that completely blow my mind but this gets a very high four stars I absolutely love the Maeve Kerrigan series DI Josh Derwent is the man we love to hate with all his politically incorrect swagger and sexist comment. He meets women He gains their trust He kills them That's all London police detective Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting Three women have been strangled in their homes and it appears to be the workf the same sadistic killer With no sign f break ins every indication shows that the women let their attacker in willingly The victims' neighbors and .