Friday, June 20, 2014

Book Review: The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey

Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received this ebook, free of charge, from NetGalley for review purposes on this blog. No other compensation, monetary or in kind, has been received or implied for this post. Nor was I told how to post about it

And now for another winner from Jane!

The Stranger You Know cover


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 friends don't seem to remember anything unusual or suspicious, and Maeve is almost at a loss about how to move forward with the investigation.

Then the evidence starts to point to a shocking suspect: DCI Josh Derwent, Maeve's partner on the police force. Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved, but how well does she really know him? Secrets Derwent has long kept locked away are coming back to haunt him, and the more Maeve learns about her partner's past, the more difficult it is to dismiss him as a suspect. After all, this is hardly the first time Derwent's been accused of murder.

Jane Casey returns with her most outstanding novel yet in The Stranger You Know, a taut thriller and an intimate portrayal of complicated, all-too-human characters.


I love this series! As you know, I love a strong female lead, and Maeve does NOT disappoint! Having her boss at the center of the latest mystery is a nice way to bring out more of his character and how Maeve reacts to those close to her being in trouble. It is a nice subtle touch, that shows depth of character from the author, that pulls the reader more into the story, if you have been reading the series. But the mystery itself is gripping and as always, Jane gives us a taunt police procedural with plenty of room to keep the reader guessing til the end!

If you're looking for something fresh this Summer, give this series a try. It gets more and more addicting as it progresses, and you won't be disappointed!

About the Author: 

JANE CASEY was born and raised in Dublin. A graduate of Oxford with a masters in philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, she lives in London where she works as an editor.

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