Monday, 22 September 2014

The Kill

The Kill by Jane Casey
Published by Ebury Press
5th June 2014
Hardback Edition


Their job is to investigate crime - not become the victims...

A killer is terrorising London but this time the police are the targets. Urgently re-assigned to investigate a series of brutal attacks on fellow officers, Maeve Kerrigan and her boss Josh Derwent have little idea what motivates the killer's fury against the force.

But they know it will only be a matter of time before the killer strikes again.

This is the fifth book in the Maeve Kerrigan series by Jane Casey, and it lacks none of the tension and drama that are contained in the previous four.  As with your usual crime novels, there are your good guys and your bad guys, your bent cops and your straight cops, but with Jane Casey you get DI Josh Derwent!  Believe me, he's a real marmite character if ever there was one.  I've had twitter debates about him, as if he was a real person!  He's tough on the outside, and rude with it.  In fact, the only person who tolerates him is Maeve, and that's a challenge in itself!  I have to admit though, but the end of this book, I did warm to him slightly, but only a touch, anymore and he'd be getting ideas!

This book focuses on a killer who is targeting the police, and as we know, when one of their own is threatened, it becomes personal.  Kerrigan and Casey are sent to investigate the murder of an officer in a wood in London.  What seems to be a singular death later becomes one in a series linked to the force across the city.  The question is, who hates the police this much, and why? 

The book comes to an end with a gripping, nail-biting finish that leaves you wanting more.  If you haven't discovered this series yet, I recommend that you do.  My review of book four in the series The Stranger you Know can be found here.  Book six, here I come!

Happy Reading

Miss Chapter x

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