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Publisher's Summary

A serial killer who wants to watch you burn.…
The media call him The Burning Man, a brutal murderer who has beaten four young women to death, before setting their bodies ablaze in secluded areas of London’s parks. And now the fifth victim has been found….
Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious detective constable, keen to make her mark on the murder task force. Her male colleagues believe Maeve’s empathy makes her weak, but the more she learns about the latest victim, Rebecca Haworth, from her grieving friends and family, the more determined Maeve becomes to bring her murderer to justice.
But how do you catch a killer no one has seen? And when so much of the evidence they leave behind has gone up in smoke?
©2010 Jane Casey (P)2010 Random House Audiobooks
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5 out of 5 stars
By helen on 05-03-14

Good old murder mystery!

If you could sum up The Burning in three words, what would they be?

The story is mainly told by Maeve Kerrigan who is a strong character who though has great ambitions in the police force is a character who seems normal without major flaws which can often plague the main woman in a book.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

This was a book I had listened to after 3 very ordinary stories so this for me was a good, intriguing story line with interesting characters some of whom I'd like to explore further in the next stories written by the author.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Ahh just love the lilt of the Irish.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Not necessarily but I did enjoy listening to each chapter.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gavingks on 08-28-15

A really strong Detective Story Read with style

The three narrators are excellent and they tell a superbly crafted tale in a totally absorbing way.
The plot is simple and the number of characters is small enough to be well developed and you get plenty time to get to know them.
It is a strange book in that it seems to have so little action and drama but it is wonderfully captivating and creates and urgent demand for the reader to understand
Absolute pleasure this one and I will be checking out more of Jane Casey's catalogue
Definitely worth a listen.
Enjoy

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5 out of 5 stars
By Ann D on 01-31-15

Pacey, intelligent, great characters!

I'm so glad I found this author. I loved this novel and very much look forward to reading the others in the series. The characters were exceptionally well drawn, the story was absorbing, exciting and contained real surprises along the way.

The narration was of the highest standard. If you enjoy a crime novel, this surely won't disappoint.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Amanda on 01-12-16

Enjoyable enough crime story

Nicely written , well read...will probably read more in the future...I figured out wodunnit and why.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 06-05-15

A great storyteller.

After several mediocre crime novels I have finally found one who can tell a story with sophisticated and creative language skills. I intend to buy all the Jane Casey books I can find. Also, loved the narrators but especially Paul Thornley.

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