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The Burning : (Maeve Kerrigan 1)

By (author) Jane Casey

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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?

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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 31mm | 343g
  • 11 Nov 2010
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Ebury Press
  • London
  • English
  • 0091936004
  • 9780091936006
  • 58,180

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"All my criminal elements have some basis in reality, no matter how awful they may be. Nothing is completely farfetched." Jane Casey Crime is a family affair for Jane Casey. Married to a criminal barrister, she has a unique insight into the brutal underbelly of urban life, from the smell of a police cell to the darkest motives of a serial killer. This gritty realism has made her books international bestsellers and critical successes; while D.C. Maeve Kerrigan has quickly become one of the most popular characters in crime fiction. Her novel The Stranger You Know won the Mary Higgins Clark Award and she has also been shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award four times as well as the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.

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"Astute, complex, layered - and very twisted. You'll remember this one for a long time" Lee Child "The number of convincing police officers in crime fiction is a tiny squad but Maeve has the potential to be one of the few female members" Daily Telegraph "Casey rarely puts a foot wrong in this enthralling example of a bait-and-switch novel...Parallel first-person narratives from either side of the thin blue line contribute hugely to the novel's page-turning quality, although the author's success here is largely due to her superb characterisations. The Burning confirms that she's a talent to watch." Irish Times "November 2010 Book of the Month. This is the new psychological thriller from the acclaimed author of The Missing. It's gripping and utterly compulsive, leaving you gasping for breath as you get to the last page" Love Reading "The Burning, is an excellent follow up, with a psychologically interesting plot and complex, well-drawn characters" Irish Independent

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