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Although this is the 8th book in the Maeve Kerrigan series, I have to confess I have not read the others in this series but I could not help but want to read this book immediately Leo Stone was in prison after being found guilty of killing 2 women, but now there are doubts that he is guilty and is released from prison D.S Maeve Kerrigan and D.I josh Derwent are convinced he is guilty and are determined that at the retrial he will be found guilty and sent back to prison Leo is adamant he is innocent and D.S Maeve is having doubts also, especially when another woman goes missing Is there a copy cat killer out there or was Stone never the killer I loved this book and the relationship between Josh and Maeve It is totally addictive and I feel like I need to read all the other books in this series ASAP.If you haven t read a Jane Casey book before then you are seriously missing out Thank you to Netgalley for my copy in exchange for a review. Maieve Kerrigan 8Leo Stone had been convicted of murder but a lawyer has lodged an appeal It seems some of the jurors had looked up his past crimes and found him guilty for them and not just the crime he was being tried for So there s now a case for miscarriage of justice Leo Stone is released and it s not long before a woman goes missing in similar circumstances Leo was charged with Is it a copycat offender or is Leo back re offending DS Maive Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent are the officers who investigated when Leo Stone s case was quashed for jury irregularities Another woman has disappeared The tension flows off the pages The characters are well rounded and the plot line believable I did not k ow that this was the eighth book in this series I don t usually like to read books out of the order they were written in, but I think this book can be read as a standalone I will eventually go back and read this series from the beginning I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book.I would like to thank Netgalley, HarperCollins UK, HarperFiction and the author Jane Casey for my ARC in exchange for an honest review. Bestselling crime writer Jane Casey is back with the eighth instalment in the gripping DS Maeve Kerrigan series, and once again it is packed with the gritty realism we have come to expect from Ms Casey Although part of a popular and long running series these books work perfectly as standalones as each plot is contained to that particular episode If you appreciate your crime fiction to be authentic and based in fact then this is not to be missed every tale the author tells is infused with believable detail, fully rounded characters and unpredictability aplenty This is by far her best procedural to date and that really is saying something given all of her books make it impossible for you to read them in anything but a single sitting This is a series for those who enjoy intelligent plotting, compassionate characters and exploration of prevalent real world issues which provides much food for thought throughout All of this and a stunningly unexpected climax to boot Jane Casey is one of the master storytellers of our time I urge crime connoisseurs who haven t indulged in her novels yet to pick, this up Many thanks to HarperCollins for an ARC.
I love this series so much It s been a bit of a wait for this one but trust me it s worth every minute Here s what I know about the Kerrigan series generally It has the best friendship in fiction out there at the moment within the ever changing ebb and flow of the relationship between Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent.The mystery elements are always stunningly immersive, clever and relevant whilst being amongst some of the most addictive plots out there Beautifully written always Cruel Acts A brilliant and hugely emotional plotline, Derwent in fine form, Maeve doing her thing and just a time stealing, rip roaring, cleverly nuanced page turner ALL the love I ll review professionally nearer publication But it s like really good So there s that.Highly recommended The whole lot. The eighth instalment in the superior police procedural series featuring uptight and conscientious DS Maeve Kerrigan and her sparring partner, DI Josh Derwent, once again makes for a riveting read, despite starting with the hackneyed premise of a serial killer preying on attractive female victims Thankfully Jane Casey breathes new life into an overused set up and the compelling characterisation and team dynamics of Maeve Kerrigan and the Murder Investigation Team mean Cruel Acts is head and shoulders above most of this genre And with a few nifty curveballs in the unfolding plot this one isn t quite as straightforward as it sounds.When the conviction against double murderer, Leo Stone, is deemed unsafe due to the jurors admitting to researching his violent past on the internet and he is released ahead of a retrial, officious DCI Una Burt charges DI Josh Derwent and DS Maeve Kerrigan with reinvestigating the case and making sure it sticks a second time around With the judgement of the terminally ill pathologist who worked on the case also called into question, Maeve barely has time to prepare before creepy Leo Stone asks for a meeting But as much as he makes her skin crawl even she recognises that the CPS were pretty lucky to secure a conviction first time around, with the evidence circumstantial and not wholly convincing Although Derwent and Maeve agree they need something fresh to ensure the conviction is upheld, they disagree about the direction with Maeve determined to conclusively rule out her suspicion that another missing young woman who fits the profile, Rachel Healy, might also have been a victim As they meet the families of Stone s two victims, Maeve also investigates the case of Rachel and builds a picture of Stone s relationship with his recently reunited son, Kelly But the disappearance of another female fitting the profile of his earlier victims following on from Stone s release sends the team scrambling in another direction.Brusque DCI Una Burt, a temporary replacement for the smoothly diplomatic Superintendent Charles Godley displays her usual disdain for Maeve, whilst slippery DC Georgia Shaw maintains her instinct for career advancement and stepping into the shoes of Maeve with extra cattiness The relationship between DI Josh Derwent and DS Maeve Kerrigan is however, central to the series and for all their snipes, put downs and cutting remarks, there is a bond that makes them fascinating to watch For all Derwent s bluster and Maeve s cool exterior there is a connection and trust that makes for a winning combination DS Maeve Kerrigan feels recognisably human and is perhaps the crime fiction protagonist that I find it easiest to empathise with, and the first person narrative of Maeve is witty, honest, and over sensitive Her fixation on following the trail of another missing woman, unconnected to the previous case against Stone, is unswerving, even when it is to the detriment of her career and at odds with her superiors Despite a lapse in judgment that sees her officially sidelined from the case it is Maeve s diligence and legwork in probing the original investigation and her instincts about Rachel Healy that pay dividends Although the case has a solid resolution I did feel that the ending was slightly abrupt and needed satisfactory explanation, but that aside this is another gripping outing for Maeve. This is the 8th full length novel in the Maeve Kerrigan series by the excellent author Jane Casey.I have been looking forward to this book for sometime and it was well worth the wait Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious young detective constable based in London When convicted murderer Leo Stone is released DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent are determined to put Stone back behind bars Leo Stone states he is a victim of a miscarriage of justice, but Kerrigan is convinced he was rightfully convicted of the murder of two women and sentenced to life in prison Now Stone is free, pleading his innocence and the Maeve Kerrigan finds out, the less convinced she is of his guilt Then another woman disappears in similar circumstances Is there a copycat killer, or have they been wrong about Stone from the start This series is well worth reading, excellent plots, interesting believable characters and so well paced The biggest problem you will have with this series is once you start reading it you will struggle to put the books down.I would like to thank Net Galley and Harper Collins for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. I haven t read any Jane Casey books before and realise now that I have been massively missing out Cruel Acts is the eighth book in the DS Maeve Kerrigan series, though I would never have realised it, as this book can be read and easily followed as a stand alone I was engrossed from the first page and thoroughly addicted to the storyline I loved the relationship between Maeve and DI Josh Derwent and feel the author has produced one the best fictional police partnerships I ve recently read I will be reading the previous books featuring Kerrigan and I look forward to now reading the next in this entertaining and well written series The Cutting Place Many thanks to my friend and reading buddy Rachel Hall for sending me her copy and introducing me to a fantastic author and series.5 stars &Read Pdf ⇨ Cruel Acts (Maeve Kerrigan #8) ⇞ Leo Stone is a killer A year ago, he was convicted of murdering two women and sentenced to life without parole But now, a juror from his trial has revealed the jury was prejudiced, and a retrial is calledDetectives Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent are tasked with re examining the evidence Before long, they uncover links between Stone and a possible third victimBut with Stone behind bars, a fourth woman disappears in similar circumstances Is there a copycat killer out there, or have they been wrong about Stone from the start And will Maeve discover the truth before another innocent victim is killed I would like to thank Netgalley and HarperCollins UK, Harper Fiction for an advance copy of Cruel Acts, the eighth police procedural to feature DS Maeve Kerrigan of the Met.Maeve and her boss, DI Josh Derwent are asked to re investigate the case of Leo Stone who was convicted of two murders but released on appeal after a year in prison Derwent and his superiors see it as a case of confirming their evidence for the retrial, Maeve isn t so sure and becomes preoccupied with a potential third victim whose body was never found.I thoroughly enjoyed Cruel Acts which had me gripped from start to finish It is not a high octane, action packed thriller, although it has its moments, but rather, an intense investigation with plenty of twists and turns, false starts and blind alleys Told in the first person from Maeve s point of view it has an absorbing, detailed plot which gives the reader a good view of the crimes and the politics involved in solving them and allows room for reader speculation I was amazed at how it turns out, not least because there are no early hints Is it fair to keep information hidden I say yes because it surprises the reader and is a fair imitation of real life investigation.Maeve Kerrigan can be a difficult character to like at times She is a clear eyed investigator who often produces the forward momentum in the investigation but she s very uptight and has no sense of humour The number of times I wanted to say lighten up or get over yourself is beyond counting Still, I enjoyed her interactions with Derwent and her thoughts on life, hers in particular.Cruel Acts is a good read which I have no hesitation in recommending. Hands up, I m not a fan of the serial killer abducting and torturing young women genre but, but this is Jane Casey, right So while the basic plot line is very familiar, what Casey adds is an acute interest in characterisation, pulled off to supremely creepy effect Less stellar is Maeve herself in this outing after so many books and I ve been with her from the start it would be nice to see Maeve relaxing her rigid, untouchable stance with her colleagues but no, she s still uptight, touchy, and just generally not much fun to be around I mean I know her job is stressful, but apart from one or two rather laboured jokes with Josh Derwent, she s pretty morose in real life, she d be that awkward one in the corner who doesn t do lunch or team drinks It s a bit unbelievable, then, that witnesses open up to our Maeve and for someone so strong on emotional IQ in investigations, she s still unbelievably obtuse when it comes to DerwentA few niggles apart, though, this is another fluent, gripping, compulsive read from Casey I finished it in 24 hours after staying up way too late at night Not the best in the series clich d plotline, yet another alone and no back up confrontations with a killer but still head and shoulders above most crime fiction out there.Many thanks to the publisher for an ARC via NetGalley