A serial killer who wants to watch you burn.…
The media call him The Burning Man, a brutal murderer who has beaten four young women to death, before setting their bodies ablaze in secluded areas of London’s parks. And now the fifth victim has been found….
Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious detective constable, keen to make her mark on the murder task force. Her male colleagues believe Maeve’s empathy makes her weak, but the more she learns about the latest victim, Rebecca Haworth, from her grieving friends and family, the more determined Maeve becomes to bring her murderer to justice.
But how do you catch a killer no one has seen? And when so much of the evidence they leave behind has gone up in smoke?
©2010 Jane Casey (P)2010 Random House Audiobooks
The story is mainly told by Maeve Kerrigan who is a strong character who though has great ambitions in the police force is a character who seems normal without major flaws which can often plague the main woman in a book.
This was a book I had listened to after 3 very ordinary stories so this for me was a good, intriguing story line with interesting characters some of whom I'd like to explore further in the next stories written by the author.
Ahh just love the lilt of the Irish.
Not necessarily but I did enjoy listening to each chapter.
"A really strong Detective Story Read with style"
The three narrators are excellent and they tell a superbly crafted tale in a totally absorbing way.
The plot is simple and the number of characters is small enough to be well developed and you get plenty time to get to know them.
It is a strange book in that it seems to have so little action and drama but it is wonderfully captivating and creates and urgent demand for the reader to understand
Absolute pleasure this one and I will be checking out more of Jane Casey's catalogue
Definitely worth a listen.
"Pacey, intelligent, great characters!"
I'm so glad I found this author. I loved this novel and very much look forward to reading the others in the series. The characters were exceptionally well drawn, the story was absorbing, exciting and contained real surprises along the way.
The narration was of the highest standard. If you enjoy a crime novel, this surely won't disappoint.
"Story worth a listen"
I enjoyed this audio book and liked how the story developed. I found some of the voices used in the narration a bit annoying (occasionally),but not enough to stop my enjoyment of the listen overall. This book should appeal to any 'crime novel' fans.I would like to hear more from this author
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it moved between 2 narrators and the story was gripping. Not too long either. I would certainly recommend it if you like modern detective stories.
Thoroughly enjoyed this book!
Well written, well narrated and excellent story!
Good characters that were believable and likeable.
I will definitely move on to the next in the series!
"A good start to a series"
I hold out quite a bit of hope for Jane Casey in her new Maeve Series. The interplay between police procedural and intimate relatiuonships is nicely handled - I enjoyed this book and didn't want it to end.
Jane Casey is a new author for me and I enjoyed her writing. The story itself I found predictable as it telegraphed to me who was responsible very early on hence 4* and not 5. That said it was well worth the read anyway. I like her style.
Narration was for the most part good.... until.... Paul Thornley and his part is small luckily. Why he needs to take a audible gulp of air before each sentence I don't know but it's pretty irritating so 4* and not 5 for me.
Really gripping story, with believable characters. Well read. Would definitely get the next book in this series
Really enjoyed this book. Good narration and story. I found it entertaining and different. Could imagine it going in my head like a play or film. Very good.
"Jane Casey's -Maeve Kerrigan comes to life"
The book is about an investigative team finding a serial murder. DC Maeve Kerrigan is the central character. She is young, in a relationship that has run its course and very idealistic. She wants to prove herself a in the male-dominated police unit.
This story is told from a number of different characters points of view with different readers being used for some of these. It works well most of the time, but the Irish accent for a UK born character is unrealistic.
The book moves at a fast pace with lots of detail but still flowing well. As an introduction to a new central character the book has me hooked. Can't wait to read the next one.
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