The Reckoning by Jane Casey

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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 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 readers on the edge of their seats from the opening chapter to the stunning conclusion.

 

About Jane Casey

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JANE CASEY was born and raised in Dublin. A graduate of Oxford with a masters in philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, she lives in London where she works as an editor. This is her second novel.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Minotaur Books. 382 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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DC Maeve Kerrigan, recovering from the trauma of her last case (The Burning, 2011, etc.), hesitantly reigniting her relationship with fellow copper Rob Langton and recently moved into a new flat across from a nerdy neighbor, is working the murders with her new partner, the chauvinistic Derwent, w...

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Publishers Weekly

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London Det. Constable Maeve Kerrigan, introduced in Irish author Casey’s series debut, The Burning (2011), should win plenty of new fans with this entertaining follow-up, an enticing mix of police wor

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Constable Maeve Kerrigan, introduced in Irish author Casey’s series debut, The Burning (2011), should win plenty of new fans with this entertaining follow-up, an enticing mix of police work, romance, evildoers, sex, and sexism.

Feb 27 2012 | Read Full Review of The Reckoning

Reviewing the Evidence

DC Maeve Kerrigan, who first appeared in Jane Casey's well-received debut THE BURNING, is back on the job, recovered from the serious injury she suffered in her earlier case.

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Reviewing the Evidence

When a killer starts to target paedophiles, most people, even the police, seem to think the men are simply getting what's coming to them, but DC Maeve Kerrigan is horrified by the escalating violence and believes the victims are as entitled to justice as anyone else.

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Independent.ie

English-born of Irish parents, relatively newly minted Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan is having a tough time trying to move her career forward against the tide of endemic chauvinism in the Metropolitan police force.

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The second Casey procedural finds London's Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan assigned to old-school Detective Inspector Josh Derwent, who thinks that women on the job should just use their charm to extract information and, when they can't do that, they should shut up and stay out of the way.

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