We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The Reckoning | [Jane Casey]

The Reckoning

To the public, he’s a hero: a brutal killer who targets sex offenders. To most of London’s police force, he’s the suspect in a gruesome, time-consuming case to be avoided. But to Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan, he’s a murderer - no matter the sins of his victims - and catching him is her job. Assigned to the case with the division’s unreadable new DI, Josh Derwent, young and inexperienced Maeve is determined to prove she has what it takes to make it as a female in the tough world of the London police.
Regular Price:$20.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

To the public, he’s a hero: a brutal killer who targets sex offenders. To most of London’s police force, he’s the suspect in a gruesome, time-consuming case to be avoided. But to Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan, he’s a murderer - no matter the sins of his victims - and catching him is her job.

Assigned to the case with the division’s unreadable new DI, Josh Derwent, young and inexperienced Maeve is determined to prove she has what it takes to make it as a female in the tough world of the London police. But for a killer who strikes with such spectacle, this one is proving remarkably elusive. And when Maeve learns his motive might be about exacting revenge, his acts of incredible violence move from abstract justice to the intensely personal, and become all the more terrifying. Unsure whom she can trust even within her own department, and knowing that her life is at stake, Maeve will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to ensure justice is served.

Jane Casey’s taut, brilliantly executed thriller will have listeners on the edge of their seats from the opening chapter to the stunning conclusion.

©2012 Jane Casey (P)2012 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (178 )
5 star
 (57)
4 star
 (87)
3 star
 (28)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
4.0 (160 )
5 star
 (54)
4 star
 (70)
3 star
 (26)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (1)
Story
4.1 (163 )
5 star
 (61)
4 star
 (69)
3 star
 (26)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (4)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Frank Lawrence 08-10-13 Member Since 2014

    Cougar

    HELPFUL VOTES
    81
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    749
    45
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    20
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "WoW!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Reckoning the most enjoyable?

    Ms. Coomes is an outstanding narrator and perfect for this story. Ms. Casey is a superb mystery writer and, in combination with Ms. Coomes story telling this story comes alive. One aspect of the performance I did not care for was switching the character that Ms. Coomes is representing between Rob and Mave. There is no difference in the voice so it becomes distracting. It is hard to tell who Ms. Coomes is speaking for. I would prefer that the narrator sticks to representing one character.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Reckoning?

    One very memorable moment is when Mave finds Patricia in the attic of a house that Mave and Liv broke into without a warrent. I don't want to give away the story but it will have you on the edge of your seat.


    What does Sarah Coomes bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    As I said above, Ms. Coomes is at least 50% of the success of this story. She adds the ambiance and, with her accent, you really think and feel like you are listening to Mave. She makes the story come alive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It did not make me laugh of cry but it did keep me on the edge of my chair.


    Any additional comments?

    Great series. I hope Ms. Casey continues to add to it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-27-12
    Kathleen Minneapolis, MN, USA 08-27-12 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    317
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    150
    129
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    37
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "The second in a new police procedural series."

    The second book about Maeve, the District Constable fighting crime. In this one, she’s been assigned to a new guy who is a veteran of police procedure from another district. Maeve knows right away that this is a man who doesn’t like to work with women. He tells Maeve that he’ll do the work and the thinking and she should stay out of his way and stand around looking pretty. The two of them are to catch what appears to be a serial killer who first tortures and then kills his victims. What his victims have in common is that they are all pedaphiles with records. But now three have died.
    They have to uncover why they are being captured and killed. In the meantime a former gang boss who was thought to live out of the country comes back to find his daughter, who has either disappeared or been murdered. Very good procedural and moves the story of Maeveand Robb along.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    DW Lincoln, CA United States 07-27-15
    DW Lincoln, CA United States 07-27-15 Member Since 2013
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyable Thriller"
    What did you love best about The Reckoning?

    Jane Casey is the Queen of mystery plots and has he ability to create characters who are lovable, complicated, and very believable. Sarah Coomes is Maeve Kerrigan and does an excellent job in creating the others characters as well.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dallas 06-25-15
    Dallas 06-25-15 Member Since 2015
    HELPFUL VOTES
    16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    32
    12
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "neither a good mystery nor a good romance"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    This sloppily written book fails either as a mystery or a romance. Padded out with many too many superfluous characters. Very disappointing


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Not sure what I'll listen to next, but it won't be anything by Jane Casey.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Sarah Coomes’s performances?

    No,


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Alec 05-23-15
    Alec 05-23-15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    10
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Totally engrossing"

    Well written, well read and totally engrossing. Love the touches of humor. Maeve Kerrigan is my new addiction and I'm ready to download the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer Newell 04-18-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    5
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "So glad I found this series !"

    It surpassed my expectations.
    The writing gets better and better
    I love the characters
    It's got it all . Police procedural, relatable characters , sick bad guys
    Complex relationships . Right up my alley

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Indiana Running Mom Indianapolis, IN 03-27-15
    Indiana Running Mom Indianapolis, IN 03-27-15 Member Since 2014

    running mom

    ratings
    REVIEWS
    14
    14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "British mystery"

    I enjoyed the story but it was a bit slow at times. I enjoyed the British accents and british vocabulary. The story is interesting and there are some clever twists. I wouldn't pay full price for this but as a discount book it provided hours of good rntertaient

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J. Mcferran Corydon, IN 03-16-15
    J. Mcferran Corydon, IN 03-16-15 Member Since 2014
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    19
    13
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Well Developed Mystery and Characters"
    Would you listen to The Reckoning again? Why?

    Actually, yes, I think I just DID listen to it a second time. I vaguely remember listening to it a few years ago. I purchased one or two more in the series and couldn't remember whether I'd listened to this one which I'd purchased two years ago. Decided to refresh my memory before continuing w/ further books in the series. Turns out, I vaguely remember the character, Maeve, but not much of the story itself . It was new all over again. I'm not sure that reflects well on the book - but it might be more of a reflection on my memory...sigh.


    Would you listen to another book narrated by Sarah Coomes?

    I don't actually care for this accent much - and that did make the book hard to listen to. I don't think the reader was bad, per se, but that accent is very distasteful to me - very jarring to my ear. It's not a soft, cultured English accent, which of course, might not suit Maeve. But I'd have much preferred that to this accent - Coomes' vowels are very adenoidal - and her voice for certain detectives, Derwent for example, is so nasally and sharp that I kept turning my volume down as far as possible. It was so clipped and strident that it hurt my ears and nerves. I also have a pretty attuned ear to mis-emphasis in line reading - and this did happen on occasion, but not often. Mostly, Coomes read smoothly and I was fine when Maeve was narrating in her own voice - again, not my favorite accent, but it was softer and smoother than others. She did, as one person mentioned, do a good Irish accent for one character.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No, not really - it wasn't that kind of book. But one thing I did like about the book was that the characters are , if not fully developed, at least dimensional, unlike many novels of this kind. Derwent, misogynist that he is, is not completely unlikeable. Maeve, we feel we could have known in school. These are characters who seem like real people - and it's fun to follow them in the story. The story itself is interesting enough - I never had the urge to abandon the book. But the story is a bit of a windy road - it switches focus along the way and, oddly, switches point of view (uh, why?) for a chapter or two - a device that works if it is an integral part of the novel structure - but which, in this book, felt like an odd deviation late in the game.


    Any additional comments?

    Overall, I'd recommend the book - it's a solid enough story to be a mark or two above beach reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Lorre Lander, WY, United States 01-23-15
    Lorre Lander, WY, United States 01-23-15 Member Since 2011
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Maeve rocks!"

    I really do love the humor in this book it is a nice balance to the truly awful predators in this story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 10-21-14
    J-9 Cary, NC, United States 10-21-14
    HELPFUL VOTES
    229
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    308
    116
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    65
    7
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "I Liked it and would recommend it!"
    Would you listen to The Reckoning again? Why?

    Yes, I will likely listen to this story again.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I like Maeve. I think she is a great character and is a good junior detective. I like that the book not only has murder, but also romance. It's a good mix.


    What about Sarah Coomes’s performance did you like?

    I thought Sarah Coomes did a great job with this book. I have other books narrated by Sarah Coomes and I think she is definitely improving with her narrations. I will continue to buy books narrated by her. Occasionally it was hard to tell differences in her characters, but overall she did a great job.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No.


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking forward to the next book in the series! I hope that all of the books in this series eventually get added to Audible!!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.