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The Reckoning by Jane Casey
  

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August 2011 Book of the Month.

A Maxim Jakubowski Great Female Crime Sleuth.

DC MAEVE KERRIGAN - Maeve is an ambitious but initially experienced detective constable keen to make her mark on the murder task force and has appeared in three impressive psychological thrillers so far. The plots she has to unravel are impeccably weaved and unfold dexterously while maintaining a strong sense of place and a compulsive, menacing atmosphere. Driven by a strong sense of justice, she is a character younger female readers will find easy to identify with. Definitely one for the future.

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The Reckoning is an incredibly satisfying psychological thriller from the bestselling author of THE MISSING and THE BURNING. Compulsive and menacing it once again features Maeve Kerrigan, a
young Anglo-Irish detective serving in the Met's murder squad.

Jane Casey's debut novel THE MISSING was shortlisted for the IRISH CRIME NOVEL OF THE YEAR AWARD.

If you like Jane Casey you might also like to read books by Mark Billingham, Morag Joss and Sophie Hannah.

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Synopsis

The Reckoning by Jane Casey

To the public, he's a hero: a killer who targets convicted paedophiles. Two men are dead already - tortured to death. Even the police don't regard the cases as a priority. Most feel that two dead paedophiles is a step in the right direction. But to DC Maeve Kerrigan, no one should be allowed to take the law into their own hands.


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stands out from the pack as both a twisty, well-crafted mystery and as a humanistic portrait of an ambitious professional with a strong moral centre. The series could almost be subtitled Jane Tennison: The Early Years Irish Times The plots [Maeve] has to unravel are impeccably weaved and unfold dexterously while maintaining a strong sense of place and a compulsive, menacing atmosphere. Driven by a strong sense of justice, she is a character younger female readers will find easy to identify with. Definitely one for the future. -- Maxim Jakubowski Love Reading Maeve Kerrigan [is] a fascinating and plausible character...What she has is persistence, integrity and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a reader's affections The Irish Independent A] dramatic, expertly crafted thriller Entertainment Weekly


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

21st July 2011

Author

Jane Casey

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Publisher

Ebury Press

Format

Paperback
496 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780091941208

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