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Let the Dead Speak

A Mystery (Maeve Kerrigan Novels #7)

by Jane Casey

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  • Published in USA  Jul 2017
    352 pages
    Genre: Mysteries

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With Let the Dead Speak, Jane Casey returns with another taut, richly drawn novel that will grip readers from the opening pages to the stunning conclusion.

When eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home she finds her mother missing, the house covered in blood. Everything points to murder, except for one thing: there's no sign of the body.

London detective Maeve Kerrigan and the homicide team turn their attention to the neighbours. The ultra-religious Norrises are acting suspiciously; their teenage daughter and Chloe Emery definitely have something to hide. Then there's William Turner, once accused of stabbing a schoolmate and the neighborhood's favorite criminal. Is he merely a scapegoat, or is there more behind the charismatic façade?

As a body fails to materialize, Maeve must piece together a patchwork of testimonies and accusations. Who is lying, and who is not? And soon Maeve starts to realize that not only will the answer lead to Kate Emery, but more lives may hang in the balance.

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"Starred Review. The intricate plot unfolds naturally, as Casey never lets readers stray from Kerrigan's point of view, so that they feel as if they are figuring it all out with her in this increasingly dark and tragic story." - Publishers Weekly

"Starred Review. These character-driven Kerrigan mysteries are among the genre's finest, and the last page here is likely to leave readers breathless and longing for Casey's next." - Booklist

"Casey's usual intricate plot twists and excellent character development make this book hard to put down. Recommend to readers of Sharon Bolton's 'Lacey Flint' crime novels." - Library Journal

"Casey's hallmark ability to balance character development and suspense works well in a story sure to make readers squirm." - Kirkus

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Jane Casey Author Biography

Jane Casey was born and raised in Dublin. A graduate of Oxford with a master's of philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, she lives in London, where she works as an editor.

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