The Stranger You Know : Maeve Kerrigan

  • by Jane Casey
  • Narrated by Sarah Coomes
  • Series: Maeve Kerrigan
  • 14 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

He meets women. He gains their trust. He kills them. That's all London police detective Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting. Three women have been strangled in their homes, and it appears to be the work of the same sadistic killer. With no sign of break-ins, every indication shows that the women let their attacker in willingly. The victims' neighbors and friends don't seem to remember anything unusual or suspicious, and Maeve is almost at a loss about how to move forward with the investigation. Then the evidence starts to point to a shocking suspect: DCI Josh Derwent, Maeve's partner on the police force. Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved, but how well does she really know him? Secrets Derwent has long kept locked away are coming back to haunt him, and the more Maeve learns about her partner's past, the more difficult it is to dismiss him as a suspect. After all, this is hardly the first time Derwent's been accused of murder.
Jane Casey returns with her most outstanding novel yet in The Stranger You Know, a taut thriller and an intimate portrayal of complicated, all-too-human characters.

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Casey Is Getting Better and Better

The beginning of this book is the 20 year old cold case of the first girlfriend of DC Maeve Kerrigan's obnoxious superior,DI Josh Derwent. Maeve is a character I know well from the previous three books, but Josh is given an interesting background. These characters are all wonderfully tough and interesting. I wouldn't want to work with them but I certainly enjoy reading about them.

Two women have been murdered in their apartments. There were similarities between the murders which suggested that one man was involved, a man that they voluntarily allowed into their homes. Maeve becomes involved into the investigation into the murders, trapped between her charismatic, brilliant boss, the surprisingly sympathetic (at times) Dewent and the abrasive female DI, who is Dewent's senior.

I was almost becoming afraid that Audible was not picking up this type of police procedural, so it was with relief that I found myself so wrapped up in listening to this one. It did not keep me up all night, but I did become annoyed when I had to shut my audio off and attend to someone else.

High marks for the narrator as well. All in all an enjoyable package for those who enjoy a bit of grit with their suspense.
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- Sires "I like mysteries (particularly British ones, historical fiction and nonfiction, science fiction and fantasy."

Needs better narrator

Ok storyline but takes too long to get there. Bad narrator. Over the top dramatic when it isn't needed. Couldn't tell between voices who was who.
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- Andrea Hern "A serial listener. I average about 300 books a year 📚 + 👂= 😊"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-05-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios