45 starsI m not sure I ve eviewed any other 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 Darkness Light really warming to her slightly mad macho colleague Derwent their ba The Stranger You Know is Jane Casey s best book to date that I haveead 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 the first time that he s been accused 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 page one She adds eal depth to her characters this novel mainly focuses on Josh s past which Jane has kept from us until now Josh is an intriguing character I m never uite sure if I like or don t like him and there are definitely moments when he has made me laugh But after eading The Stranger You Know I think the series would definitely be lost without him he and Maeve have become some 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 This isn t a break neck thriller that pushes eaders to the edge of their seats but it is a well developed tale eplete with descriptive details that can completely absorb them into a world of coppers on the hunt for a serial killer I have to admit this book got off to a slow start for me but I uickly settled into the slower pace and ended up thoroughly enjoying the ide The plot provides plenty of twists and turns to plant doubt about various suspects and to keep eaders guessing but I think the author s stongest talent lies in her fully developed characters and in the ealistic way they interact with each other Maeve Kerrigan is an intelligent insightful police investigator with integrity out the wazoo and an inuisitive mind that makes her "a v book four in the series and "v Book four in the series and women are being murdered in their homes and their eyes are
Being Removed The Murders Could Also Be Connected To An removed The murders could also be connected to an 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 ight place Derwent is for once eliant on but with his heart in the ight place Derwent is for once eliant on as the case unfolds and the oads 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 of her personality is Busy Park revealed through the books But what Ieally loved was of Derwent and his backstory giving an insight into what makes the man tick I eally enjoyed this one from the many suspects to the clever plotting It made me think and that s not. 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 work of the same sadistic killer With no sign of break ins every indication shows that the women let their attacker in willingly The victims' neighbors and .
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Foil that keeps Maeve 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 This is the fourth book in the DS Maeve Kerrigan series and may be the best of the bunch so far I hope this is not because Rob or boyfriendrelationship drama is such a small part of the story 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 comments but they work SO well together in these books *Maeve Is A Great Protagonist *is a great protagonist the good old fashioned detective work takes Centre stage in this installment Lots of sub stories and office politics keep Maeve busy and the surprises keep coming Another cracker from Jane Casey Off to ead 5th installment straight away First of all thank you to the publishers for allowing me a copy of this book via Netgalley So here we are at book 4 in a series I have loved from Jane Casey namely that of 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 on the track of a serial killerHowever she "This instalment finds Maeve and co on the track of a serial killerHowever she put in a difficult position when it becomes clear to her that the prime suspect is Derwent himselfI adored this book for many GIS and Fr�uleins: The German-American Encounter in 1950s West Germany reasons Firstly the series main characters are all so very good and much as I have a crush on Derwent Maeve is just as loveable I especially like her ironic and plausible outlook on her own psyche and actions often telling herself off 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 of her soul without evenealising she is doing it As someone who often has those lightbulb moments herself I can The Confederate Privateers 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 or Kill well in the book world Josh Derwent would be my answer to all three Really And he s getting a biggerole in each novelthis one was as described to me by the author Wall to Wall Derwent and that made me one happy Big Bad Detective Agency reader The aptly named Godley is also a treat as he tries to keep the unruly pair under control and theest of the cast of unlikely and likely characters all add to the whole The elationships
developed amongst all the characters over the course of the novels is beautifully done so much so that often the bestamongst all the characters over the course of the novels is beautifully done so much so that often the best don t have anything to with their current mysterySo that leads nicely on to talking about this particular mystery It had some terrific twists and turns and no I wasnt automatically sure during eading that my beloved Derwent wasnt a murderernor will you be until you Otto Freundlich: Cosmic Communism read it yourself The current murders have theiroots planted firmly in the pastand a death that Derwent was caught up in during his teenage years in the telling of the tale you come to understand him and his motivations a lot I always enjoy a book where the past intrudes on the present and this one is a classic and brilliantly imagined example 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. 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 accused of murderJane Casey eturns with her most outstanding novel yet in The Stranger You Know a taut thriller and an intimate portrayal of complicated all too human characte. Always a good thing in
"the dead of "dead of you ve not come across this series before I would highly ecommend it The books can be Profiles in Leadership: Historians on the Elusive Quality of Greatness read as standalones but much enjoyable ifead in order for the continuing themes Right now some of 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 of sheer brilliance in the crime thriller genre where there is something on 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 out who the killer is and by the time you have pieced it together you are at the end of the book Maeve Kerrigan is a detective constable who has a bugger of Detective Inspector Josh Derwent as her boss arrogant and sexist always undermining her But it would be Derwent that would be eliant on Kerrigan in the end With female dead bodies dropping all over London all connected by the MO non sexual killing but the eyes are emoved They all seem to connect to a murder that is over twenty years old when Derwent himself was a suspect We are taken on a journey of loyalty and betrayal where we are left trying to work out whodunit while we feel the pressure upon Kerrigan as she gives the story through her eyes in the first person This is no ordinary police procedure novel but a full speed murder case with all the leads and blind alleys and interesting diversions This is one of the grittiest thrillers written in a while which has been so well written that you are searching for clues and the identity of who eally 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 ead of This is a brilliant thriller "am glad to have discovered and want to ead of This is a brilliant thriller a brilliant crime writer 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 eading the Der Bilderwächter rest of the series Jane has a no nonsense easy toead 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 eviews my new policy is to only award four stars to books that completely blow my mind but this gets a very
HIGH FOUR STARS SHOCKER ALERT LOUACIOUSfour stars Shocker Alert Louacious I am I eally have little to say about my latest outing with Maeve Kerrigan 4 in the series This is a means of ecording the ead than a Schätze Aus Dem Musée Picasso, Paris review No there waseally nothing wrong with this book Yes I did enjoy it but there was nothing that Letters to Rollins really excited me either What I missed here was development Maeve This was Derwent s story and perhaps we need this to understand our Maeve view spoilerIf you veead any of these you know Kerrigan and Derwent have a complicated Britain, Europe And The Third World relationship but to make him the prime suspect in a series of 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. Riends don't seem toemember anything unusual 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 partner on the police force Maeve Scotland Yard refuses to believe he could be involved but how well does sheeally know him Secrets Derwent has long kept lo.