Advance reader reviews of The Last Girl by Jane Casey.

The Last Girl

A Maeve Kerrigan Novel

By Jane Casey

The Last Girl
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  • Published in USA  May 2013,
    368 pages.

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  • Anne M. (Austin, TX)


    Really tricky plotting
    I LOVED THIS BOOK. Normally I can figure out a whodunit long before the author gives it up, but I was stumped until the final "reveal." What a nice surprise!
    I hadn't read Casey's previous Maeve Kerrigan books there are two so some of the references to the past flew by me ... but I'm going to remedy that situation as soon as I get through the rest of my bedside stack. The characters are interesting -- I do wish Maeve would punch her partner/immediate boss in the mouth, though he's a real sexist pig, to use 1970s terminology -- and Casey can really spin a twisted yarn. Highly recommended!
  • Linda S. (Carlsbad, CA)


    The Last Girl
    "The Last Girl" is a compelling read. The novel grabbed my attention from the beginning and I couldn't put it down. The book is a police procedural featuring DC Maeve Kerrigan. The characters are fully developed and the interactions with Maeve's co-workers and the relationships in her private life are well presented and believable. I really cared about what happened to the characters and particularly enjoyed the bantering between DC Kerrigan and DI Derwent. The dual plots move along nicely with enough twists and turns to keep the reader interested and to try to determine whodunit. I am an avid mystery reader and thoroughly enjoyed the book. "The Last Girl" was my first introduction to the series and I plan to read the earlier books featuring DC Kerrigan. I also hope there will be subsequent books to look forward to in this series.
  • Betty B. (Irving, TX)


    Satisfying English Mystery
    This was my first introduction to Jane Casey's DC Maeve Kerrigan. I enjoy British mysteries, and this book did not disappoint. Even though I found Maeve a little irritating at times, I still wanted to know more about her case and her personal life. And I was never bored along the way. I recommend for anyone who enjoys British "detecting". I'll certainly be looking for other Maeve Kerrigan books.
  • Cheryl W. (Crosby, MN)


    Mystery within a Mystery
    This book was filled with twists and turns. I enjoyed the characters and the story moved along really well. Throughout the whole story I tried to figure out the killer. As each new character was introduced -they were the killer-no- they were not the killer. This book had great flow and left one twist hanging for a sequel.
  • Eileen F. (Drexel Hill, PA)


    Kerrigan's case
    This book is part of a series but you can read it as a stand alone. There are references to incidents in earlier books. The story took off at the beginning with a brutal murder. The group of detectives working it keep the story going with their constant back and forth as well as their personal relationships. Maeve Kerrigan is someone you want to know more about. I would like to read the other Kerrigan books.
  • Portia A. (Mount Laurel, NJ)


    A good mystery
    I really enjoyed this book..set in London, it is a police story and mystery. The characters felt real and it was well plotted. My only regret was that I hadn't read her previous book since DC Maeve Kerrigan is a continuing character. I was able to follow but knowing more would have added to my interest. Still, it is a good read!
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