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Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey
  

Let the Dead Speak

Part of the Maeve Kerrigan Series
Crime / Mystery   Books of the Month   Thriller / Suspense   
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An absolute belter of a crime novel, and the seventh in the ‘Maeve Kerrigan’ series. 18 year old Chloe returns home to find her mum missing and the house drenched in blood, Maeve, in her new role as a DS, investigates. The first chapter set my senses on high alert, and I remained that way, evaluating, questioning, yet almost inhaling the action. Jane Casey writes with an assured hand, the investigators feel authentic, the investigation covers the painstaking research undertaken, the relationships between the team, as well as the riveting drama. I can’t believe that this is my first foray into this series, I’m going to have to hunt down the first six now! ‘Let The Dead Speak’ is unpredictable, fast moving, and action-packed, it’s a thrilling swaggering story and I highly recommend it. ~ Liz Robinson

If you like Jane Casey you might also like to read books by M. J. Arlidge, Simon Kernick and Morag Joss.

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Synopsis

Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey

'Casey's writing is compulsive, menacing and moving' Sophie Hannah 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...

Reviews

'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 bestseller Missing, Presumed

'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, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker series

'A tremendously twisty, emotional read. I love Maeve Kerrigan - what a terrific series Jane Casey has created'
Sarah Hilary, author of the Top 10 bestseller Someone Else's Skin

'I loved it. I think Maeve Kerrigan is one of the most human, sympathetic characters in crime fiction; it has been fascinating to watch her develop as a person and a police officer over the course of this series. At the same time I think this book works brilliantly as a stand-alone thriller or a good introduction to Maeve and Derwent. Fans of intelligent police procedurals and meaty crime fiction are in for a real treat'
Sinead Crowley, bestselling author of Can Anybody Help Me (shortlisted for Irish Crime Novel of the Year)

'A blood-drenched suburban nightmare, set in a street just like yours. Superb characterisation and psychological insight set this novel apart from the pack. If you haven't discovered Jane Casey yet, this is the perfect place to start'
Mark Edwards, bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies Praise for Jane Casey:

'Jane Casey's writing is compulsive, menacing and moving'
Sophie Hannah

'Astute, complex, layered. You'll remember this one for a long time'
Lee Child

'The number of convincing police officers in crime fiction is a tiny squad, but Maeve has the potential to be one of the few female members'
Telegraph

'Jane Casey's police procedurals go from strength to strength'
Sunday Times

'Every scene is well timed. The characters are quickly, expertly drawn. You will turn the pages fast'
Financial Times

'A truly modern detective tale'
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About the Author

Jane Casey

Jane Casey is no stranger to the crime world. Married to a criminal barrister, she’s got the inside track on some of the country’s most dangerous offenders, giving her writing an unsettlingly realistic feel. This authenticity has made her novels international bestsellers and critical successes. They have been nominated for several awards and in 2015 Jane won both the Mary Higgins Clark Award and Irish Crime Novel of the Year for The Stranger You Know and After the Fire, respectively. She is also an active member of Killer Women, a Londonbased group of crime writers. Born in Dublin, Jane now lives in southwest London with her husband and two children.

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Publication date

9th March 2017

Author

Jane Casey

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Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / Suspense

Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780008148980

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