Let The Dead Speak by Jane Casey


A murder without a body
Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. All the signs point to murder.

A girl too scared to talk

Maeve Kerrigan is determined to prove she’s up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is hiding something, but getting her to open up is impossible.

A detective with everything to prove

No one on the street is above suspicion. All Maeve needs is one person to talk, but that’s not going to happen. Because even in a case of murder, some secrets are too terrible to share…

Release Date: Out Now


I received a copy of this book from Harper Collins UK in return for an honest review.

This book was a bit of a slow starter for me and took me a bit longer to finish than usual. I think this is because I didn’t realise that this book was part of a series, so the book was mentioning the main character and other detectives and was talking about things from past books building upon their relationships. If I had read previous books from this author which were based on this detective series, then I think I would have enjoyed it more.

The book begins with Chloe Emery returning home after staying with her dad and step mother. She returns home early and expects to find her mum at home but returns home to an empty house and a house covered in blood. Her mothers body isn’t found in the house or the local area, so we join Maeve Kerrigan, the main character of this book, as she investigates what has happened to Chloes mother.

Many things happen throughout the investigation as they find out things they didn’t expect to about Kate and there are many plot twists. I certainly didn’t foresee the ending!

If you’re a fan of mystery thrillers, then you will enjoy this book. You might want to read the other books in this series so you get a better grip on the character Maeve Kerrigan though.

Anne

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