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Publisher Comments:

“Maeve Kerrigan [is] a fascinating and plausible character…What she has is persistence, integrity and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a reader's affections.”—The Irish Independent (UK)

Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top echelons of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesnt provide a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters…and it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home.

When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors—Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia—both claim to have seen nothing, but its clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesnt help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best.

In The Last Girl, Jane Casey once again demonstrates her ability to write vivid, three-dimensional characters and spin a gripping, unpredictable mystery.

Review:

"In Casey's uneven third crime novel featuring Det. Constable Maeve Kerrigan (after 2012's The Reckoning), Kerrigan and her misogynistic partner, Det. Insp. Josh Derwent, investigate the brutal murders of Vita Kennford and one of her 15-year-old daughters, Laura, in their posh London home. Vita's husband, Philip, was battered in the attack, while Laura's twin, Lydia, survived physically unscathed. When Philip, a notorious defense lawyer, appears oddly unconcerned about the terrible loss of his wife and daughter, Kerrigan and Derwent wonder whether Philip's flattened affect is as deeply suspicious as it seems or merely a distraction from the true killer. A cursory examination of the family reveals a surfeit of secrets and enemies who might strike at Philip through those closest to him. The police proceedings will keep readers turning the pages, but the final revelations and the reasons for the murders may strike some as implausibly lurid and clichéd. Agent: Zoë Pagnamenta, Zoë Pagnamenta Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Synopsis:

“Maeve Kerrigan [is] a fascinating and plausible character…What she has is persistence, integrity and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a reader's affections.”—The Irish Independent (UK)

Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top echelons of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesnt provide a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters…and it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home.

When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors—Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia—both claim to have seen nothing, but its clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesnt help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best.

In The Last Girl, Jane Casey once again demonstrates her ability to write vivid, three-dimensional characters and spin a gripping, unpredictable mystery.

About the Author

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. The Last Girl is her fourth novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312622015
Author:
Casey, Jane
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Maeve Kerrigan Novels
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Casey's uneven third crime novel featuring Det. Constable Maeve Kerrigan (after 2012's The Reckoning), Kerrigan and her misogynistic partner, Det. Insp. Josh Derwent, investigate the brutal murders of Vita Kennford and one of her 15-year-old daughters, Laura, in their posh London home. Vita's husband, Philip, was battered in the attack, while Laura's twin, Lydia, survived physically unscathed. When Philip, a notorious defense lawyer, appears oddly unconcerned about the terrible loss of his wife and daughter, Kerrigan and Derwent wonder whether Philip's flattened affect is as deeply suspicious as it seems or merely a distraction from the true killer. A cursory examination of the family reveals a surfeit of secrets and enemies who might strike at Philip through those closest to him. The police proceedings will keep readers turning the pages, but the final revelations and the reasons for the murders may strike some as implausibly lurid and clichéd. Agent: Zoë Pagnamenta, Zoë Pagnamenta Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by ,

“Maeve Kerrigan [is] a fascinating and plausible character…What she has is persistence, integrity and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a reader's affections.”—The Irish Independent (UK)

Vast wealth offers London defense attorney Philip Kennford a lot of things: a gorgeous house with a pool in the backyard, connections in the top echelons of society, a wardrobe worthy of Milan runways. But his money doesnt provide a happy marriage, or good relationships with his twin daughters…and it does nothing to protect his family when someone brutally murders his wife and daughter in their own home.

When Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan arrives at the scene, the two survivors—Philip and his second favorite daughter, Lydia—both claim to have seen nothing, but its clear right away that this is an unhappy family accustomed to keeping secrets. Maeve soon finds herself entangled in a case with a thousand leads that all seem to point nowhere, and it doesnt help that her boss, whom she trusts more than almost anyone, is starting to make decisions that Maeve finds questionable at best.

In The Last Girl, Jane Casey once again demonstrates her ability to write vivid, three-dimensional characters and spin a gripping, unpredictable mystery.

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