Let The Dead Speak by Jane Casey (Review)

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A murder without a body
Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. There may not be a body, but everything else points to murder.

A girl too scared to talk
Maeve Kerrigan is young, ambitious and determined to prove she’s up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is holding something back, but best friend Bethany Norris won’t let Maeve get close. What exactly is Bethany protecting Chloe from?

A detective with everything to prove
As the team dig deeper into the residents of Valerian Road, no one is above suspicion. All Maeve needs is one person to talk, but that’s not going to happen. Because even in a case of murder, some secrets are too terrible to share…

(400 pages)

Released in the UK 9th March 2017

I have always loved a good mystery/thriller, especially ones set in the UK as so many are in the USA. So when I came across this I was really looking forward to it. The blurb grabbed me and it sounded right up my street. I had no idea it was #7 in a series though. As I began reading it became clear that there was quite a bit of history with some of the characters, but as i read on it was obvious that having no knowledge of this was not a hindrance whatsoever.

All the characters were drawn clearly, and I found that having a history present made everything feel more fully formed and extremely easy to read.

The story was complex and gripping, with lots of little clues here and there, twists, turns and a few surprises. The relationships between the characters were interwoven so well it became hard to unpick or piece together anything – but this was a good thing because it kept the pages turning at a ripping pace.

I loved pretty much everything about this book. The police officers were great. The suspects plentiful. The relationships intriguing. The setting was easy to relate to. I didn’t manage to piece everything together quite perfectly, which made the ending more enjoyable.

A solid 4 out of 5 stars, and I think if I had already read the other books in the series it may have got very close to full marks!

Off to find books 1 – 6 now….

Received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

Finished on February 26th 2017

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Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey

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