Let the Dead Speak

Narrated by: Sarah Coomes
Series: Maeve Kerrigan, Book 7
Length: 12 hrs and 55 mins
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When 18-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home she finds her mother missing, the house covered in blood. Everything points to murder, except for one thing: there’s no sign of the body.  

London detective Maeve Kerrigan and the homicide team turn their attention to the neighbours. The ultra-religious Norrises are acting suspiciously; their teenage daughter and Chloe Emery definitely have something to hide. Then there’s William Turner, once accused of stabbing a schoolmate and the neighborhood’s favorite criminal. Is he merely a scapegoat, or is there more behind the charismatic façade?  

As a body fails to materialize, Maeve must piece together a patchwork of testimonies and accusations. Who is lying, and who is not? And soon Maeve starts to realize that not only will the answer lead to Kate Emery, but more lives may hang in the balance.  

With Let the Dead Speak, Jane Casey returns with another taut, richly drawn novel that will grip listeners from the opening sentence to the stunning conclusion.  

Cover design by David Baldeosingh Rotstein.

©2017 Jane Casey (P)2018 Audible, Inc.
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Enjoy the full series

This police procedural set in London takes a bit of getting used to—particularly the unusual narrator—but is worth it. I’ve done the whole series now and although not chart topping, it is always an entertaining use of a credit. Strong young female lead carries the show.

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Best yet in the series

Jane Casey and Sarah Coomes are to Maeve Keerigan as Ann Cleves and Brenda Blethyn are to Vera. What an incredible combination of talent. I especially enjoyed a scene where Maeve reads a transcript of an interview Derwent had done while she was interview someone else. Bummed that the next book is not available in audio in US.

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Maeve is my hero.

I have loved every one of these books. Maeve feels like such a real person, with her faults and vulnerabilities, her strengths and beliefs. Sarah Coomes is simply perfect in her narration.

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Quite an ending

One of my favorite Maeve Kerrigan books. Quite a story whose ending I didn’t see coming. Great characters. Great writing.

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Great Mystery

The author kept me in suspense not knowing who was responsible. for the murders and adding mysterious twist!

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Meh. Think I’m done with this series.

I love a good crime series, especially with British narration, so I stuck with this one for a while but after this book, think I’m quitting. It started out in book 1 well but nothing really took off from there. With this installment, everything was too formulaic and there wasn’t a ton of character development for me. It just got to the point where I didn’t care whether the main characters succeeded or failed...a sure sign in any story it’s time to quit.

The narration was good/fine except for the vocalization of her male partner, the tone of which I found grating.

I enjoyed the whole series alright on the whole! Just not a top recommendation for me.