Thursday, July 23, 2015
The Kill by Jane Casey
Thanks to an advance reading copy from Minotaur Books and one or more reviews in Aunt Agatha’s Mystery Bookshop’s newsletter, I have spent the last few months reading Jane Casey’s Maeve Kerrigan mystery series, catching up this week with The Kill.
Maeve is an interesting, smart, yet somewhat insecure Metropolitan Detective. For most of the series she is partnered with DI Josh Derwent, who is very obnoxious mostly (including sexist) but does have a softer side, buried way, way, way deep. There are other parts of organizational structure of the police department that Maeve has to deal with.
Over the course of the series, Maeve also learns to let a great guy into her life, Rob. He even moves to a different department so that they can continue their relationship. She is a bit shy of commitment, but Rob is the guy for her.
I think The Kill is the best of the series. The homicide victims in this book are police—different levels of officers, no connections to each other—how and why are they being murdered. This case for Maeve affects her coworkers, her partner Derwent, and her relationship with Rob. The story is excellent.
The Kill by Jane Casey, Minotaur Books, June 2, 2015; ISBN 9781250048844
This book was sent to me for review by the publisher; no other compensation was offered or accepted for this review.
The Maeve Kerrigan series by Jane Casey
The Burning (2010)
The Reckoning (2011)
The Last Girl (2012)
The Stranger You Know (2013) 2015 Mary Higgins Clark Award
The Kill (2014 British publication date; 2015 U.S. pub date)