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Monday, April 28, 2014

The Stranger You Know by Jane Casey

4.0 out of 5 stars What makes someone become a serial killer?

This 4th book in the police procedural crime series teams DC Maeve Kerrigan with partner and superior DI Josh Derwent as they investigate the murders of three young, single women in different areas of London. When he becomes a suspect due to an event that happened when he was a teenager, Maeve is told to keep Derwent out of the loop. Unable to believe he could have committed the murders, and regardless of the fact that he is a misogynist very critical of the way she performs her duties, Maeve can't keep herself from enlisting his help even as the case against him builds despite the lack of evidence. This killer is clever and leaves no traces or any clues behind. The unsuspecting women must trust their killer and he or she seems to pick the victims well.

Evenly paced with great characters and dialog, the narrative moves along with plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing. Although I only read the first book in this series, The Burning, I didn't feel lost though it was obvious that I did miss some of the development of relationships in between. The novel was very entertaining and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys witty repartee, cop buddy interaction, and a complex murder mystery that reaches a satisfying conclusion.

Titles of series, in order:
The Burning
The Reckoning
The Last Girl (Maeve Kerrigan Novels)
The Stranger You Know (Maeve Kerrigan Novels)

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the e-book ARC to review.

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