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Let the Dead Speak
Let the Dead Speak | Jane Casey
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"Casey is a true craftswoman, a writer who beguiles one through the most twisted of plots with a confident and seductive hand. Let The Dead Speak is sharp, complex and gripping to the very end" Alex Marwood, bestselling author of Wicked Girls and The Killer Next Door When eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home she finds her mother missing, the house covered in blood. Everything points to murder, except for one thing: theres no sign of the body. London detective Maeve Kerrigan and the homicide team turn their attention to the neighbours. The ultra-religious Norrises are acting suspiciously; their teenage daughter and Chloe Emery definitely have something to hide. Then theres William Turner, once accused of stabbing a schoolmate and the neighborhoods favorite criminal. Is he merely a scapegoat, or is there more behind the charismatic faade? As a body fails to materialize, Maeve must piece together a patchwork of testimonies and accusations. Who is lying, and who is not? And soon Maeve starts to realize that not only will the answer lead to Kate Emery, but more lives may hang in the balance. With Let the Dead Speak, Jane Casey returns with another taut, richly drawn novel that will grip readers from the opening pages to the stunning conclusion.
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Let the Dead Speak | Jane Casey
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It‘s a tie! The Maeve Kerrigan series (can‘t pick my fave). Absolutely brilliant author, and Maeve is the best! Together with Peter May‘s Lewis trilogy the best of the best in 2019. So many good reads, but it was easy to choose in the end. Well, easish...

Tove_Reads Actually Angela Marsons won! 4w
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EadieB
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18 year old Chloe Emery arrives home and finds her mother missing and the house is covered in blood. But where is the body? Casey grips us from the opening and doesn't let go until the close of the last page. Cleverly paced and full of twists, she has us hooked. Lots of suspects but who is lying and who is not? Maeve Kerrigan must piece things together. If you have never read Casey before, now is the time!

EadieB A true craftswoman of mystery, she is not to be missed. I must read the next book very soon and I highly recommend this series if you enjoy mystery thrillers. #LetTheDeadSpeak #JaneCasey (edited) 3mo
Tove_Reads Can‘t wait until the next one is published, April was it? 3mo
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Tove_Reads @eadieb @Andrew65 was thinking about taking part in the December readathon and The Missing could be one of the books. What do you say? Or have you read it already? 3mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads I own it but have not read it yet. We can read it in December but everyone reads what they want during readathon. No set books. 3mo
Tove_Reads @eadieb I know, but would be nice to read it together 3mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Yes that would be nice! Ok sounds good! @Andrew65 3mo
Andrew65 I‘d be happy to give it a go in December. About halfway through this book and enjoying it, but could do with a bit more on the personal life of Maeve - but first she has to have one. 😂 @EadieB @Tove_Reads I wish she‘d bin the Georgia character though, Pleased to see playing less of a role in this one so far. (edited) 3mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 Wait til towards the end and the actual end ☺️ 3mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads Will do. 🤞 3mo
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Andrew65
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Another excellent book, this is truly a first rate series that I recommend to anyone who likes high quality detective fiction or strong female lead characters. This book saw Maeve promoted to Detective Sergeant and working with a new detective, as well as with Derwent as usual - this lead to some interesting dynamics. This was quite a multi layered story and there were certainly some interesting twists. Now onto the next, but currently, last book.

EadieB @Andrew65 Nice review! I have 50 more pages to go! This is I believe the best from the series! Very creative plot! @Tove_Reads (edited) 3mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Think I‘d agree, a lot happens in the last 50 pages, enjoy. I now want to go onto the next one. 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 My library has it on order but not in yet! @Tove_Reads 3mo
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TrishB Agree, a great series 👍🏻 3mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Oh no. 🤞 3mo
Andrew65 @TrishB Definitely and only seems to get better. 3mo
MicheleinPhilly I just finished Cruel Acts and at the end there was a chapter from the next book coming out in Spring 2020. 👍🏼 @TrishB @EadieB 3mo
EadieB @MicheleinPhilly Oh does the Philly library have a copy? I‘m going to Philly tomorrow and I do belong to the main branch. Need to read it now that I have finished this book! @Andrew65 There is a copy in Southampton but it‘s checked out so I‘m sure it will be any day now that more copies will arrive in Bucks County! This series is soooo good! (edited) 3mo
MicheleinPhilly @EadieB I don‘t see it in the catalog. I bought the e-book for $4.99. 3mo
EadieB @MicheleinPhilly That‘s an option too! Well I‘m going to read Adrian McKinty‘s first book he wrote in the meantime as it‘s due back on 10/22. 3mo
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly not too long to wait 😁 3mo
Andrew65 @TrishB @MicheleinPhilly @EadieB @Tove_Reads Agree, not too long to wait. Have also downloaded from my library the novella ‘One in Custody‘ which bridges the gap between ‘Let the Dead Speak‘ and ‘Cruel Acts‘. @MicheleinPhilly Did you enjoy Cruel Acts? 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 It was nice to hear more about Rob and what a surprise! 3mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Yes but not altogether surprised, I wonder what will happen with Maeve now. Not much about the ulcer in this one, the job won‘t help! 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I‘m wondering if Rob was forced into this situation. I‘m just wondering why no communication with Maeve since she was living in his place. So strange! I see Maeve and Derwent getting together. But even that‘s complicated with Michelle and Tom. (edited) 3mo
Andrew65 @EadieB All very strange around Rob, I‘m not sure I see a Derwent and Maeve in a ‘love‘ relationship, think it would be a total disaster. They feel more like brother / sister type relationship. I wonder why Rob just disappeared and no contact. 3mo
Tove_Reads Yes, another brilliant addition. I‘ll pick up Cruel Acts on Saturday. Want to read it before my vacay. All my free time has been about getting ready, planning and booking, so I haven‘t had that much time to read lately. @Andrew65 @EadieB 3mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 I hope there‘s more of Rob in the next book. @EadieB 3mo
EadieB @Tove_Reads Me too! I need to know what is going on with him! @Andrew65 3mo
Andrew65 @Tove_Reads I get the feeling he is done in these books, but could be wrong! @EadieB (edited) 3mo
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Andrew65
Let the Dead Speak | Jane Casey
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Started the seventh book in the Maeve Kerrigan Series, which I am hoping to read over this weekend. This really is an excellent series, and given how the last book ended I am looking forward to seeing where this book takes us. Thoroughly recommend this series to anyone who likes detective books or strong female leads. I am reading this with @EadieB and @Tove_Reads

EadieB I‘m starting it tomorrow too! 3mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Already got me hooked! 3mo
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Can‘t wait to dig into this one!

TrishB Loved it 👍🏻 4mo
EadieB I‘m looking forward to this one too! 4mo
Andrew65 Still need to read After The Fire, but now have books 6, 7 and 8 out of the library. 4mo
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Andrew65 Have you read this yet (book 7) @EadieB @Tove_Reads I finished After The Fire last night? 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Not yet but will start it soon! @Tove_Reads 3mo
Andrew65 @EadieB I‘m possibly reading it this weekend. @Tove_Reads 3mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Me too! I‘m finishing up some reviews and will start it after that. @Tove_Reads 3mo
Tove_Reads @andrew65 @eadieb I just finished Murder in the Sentier, and the tagged one is the next in line, so I‘m ready! 3mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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Continuing my “stick with the books you have in front of you lest you have to navigate stairs” binge of the Maeve Kerrigan series (I‘ve read 6 this month.) I‘ll likely take a small break before I dive into the latest and I hope Maeve gets a “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” holiday complete with Taye Diggs in between. Clever plot, interesting character development. 👍🏼

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OutsmartYourShelf
Let the Dead Speak | Jane Casey
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Seventh outing for Maeve Kerrigan & Josh Derwent. Maeve is now a DS & there is a new, young, ambitious DC who is predictably as annoying as hell!

It was OK, but I‘m still annoyed at what the author did to Maeve‘s AWOL boyfriend, Rob. 3⭐️

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TrishB
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Up to date in the series now! This was number 7 and the best so far. The plot was great and lots of twists and turns and some personal life twists for the MC.

eanderson I really need to put this series on my priority TBR! I have the first two. 2y
Andrew65 @eanderson Me too. 2y
DGRachel What's the first in the series? 2y
TrishB @DGRachel The Burning 👍 2y
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Let the Dead Speak | Jane Casey
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My current read has lots of #suspiciousminds in!
#rocktober @Cinfhen @BarbaraBB
When I said it was Elvis today my daughter said I had to tell her Elvis story! So (it makes me look bad!)... She has been mad on Elvis since she was 6 and the films were on in the holidays. After watching the last one she said to me - I can't wait to grow up and marry Elvis 💝 👇

TrishB I said, not thinking - you'll have a job he's been dead 30 years! She sobbed her heart out all day, wouldn't speak to me and waited on the stairs for her Dad to come in. She's never forgiven me and tells everyone this story! 2y
Cathythoughts How old is she now? She sounds like an amazing young lady. 💕my father used to say if nothing went wrong we'd have no stories to tell ! and now ye have a great Elvis story to tell ( I'm sure she has secretly forgiven you) ❤️ 2y
BarbaraBB I also still want to marry Elvis. That voice! Those moves! Those looks 😍! So I do understand your daughter! 2y
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litmuggle That's so cute. Maybe that's just her way of paying you back for all the embarrassing stories you will tell about her when she's older. 2y
Ms_T Aww, how sweet! 2y
Centique I love that story! 2y
Cinfhen Great story! I don't think ANY of my kids know who Elvis was 😫 (edited) 2y
TrishB @Cathythoughts that's a great saying from your Dad 💓 she's 16 now and still loves Elvis! 2y
TrishB @BarbaraBB he was pretty amazing! 2y
TrishB @Cinfhen 😔! We had an Elvis youtube party last night. The 68 comeback special is rock and roll gold!! I also love American Trilogy from the 70s Hawaii gig. Personally I think I deserve a medal for watching all the films because the majority are pants!! 2y
Cinfhen That's hilarious 😂😂😂 2y
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Pasaal
Let the Dead Speak | Jane Casey
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Just OK. OK characters, OK plot, until the end when some of the actions taken by the detectives seem unbelievable. And I don't quite get the relationship between the main character, Maeve, and a fellow detective that seems to be an important part of the series. More puzzling than passionate. Don't plan on reading any of the other titles in the series.

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Audrey
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This was fine. I'm not sure why I didn't like it more. I really like Maeve Kerrigan although I think her relationship, both working and personal, with DCI Josh Derwent is just twisted. I suspect I wasn't that into THIS book was bc the mystery itself didn't do it for me. I wasn't that interested in the initial murder and the subsequent investigation or the neighbors. But, the characters remain intriguing and the writing is still very good.

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Laru79
Let the Dead Speak | Jane Casey
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I started reading this knowing it would be a great gripping read and I wasn't wrong! Casey writes such clever books and this was another, with lots of twists that kept me going until the very last page revealed more answers. I would love to pick her brain to ask how she puts these stories together.

TrishB I've just ordered number 2 and 4 after reading the first! I'm late to the party with this author! 3y
Laru79 But think of the great reading binge you can have when you get them! I have Hide and Seek of hers to read soon, another of the teen series she's written, so that should keep me going for a while, but I already want her to write more!! 3y
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Laru79
Let the Dead Speak | Jane Casey
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I started this yesterday and already want to quit my job so I can just sit and read it! I LOVE Jane Casey's Marge Kerrigan books, they are gripping, well thought out and have characters you really get to know and root for.

Forgetmenot It's an amazing book one you need to read in one sitting and forget the world around you 😊 3y
Laru79 Ha ha! I'm trying, hopefully this weekend will give me a chance! 3y
TrishB Just finished number 1 of this series so I have a bit of catching up to do! 3y
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Laru79 Lucky you @TrishB they are soooo good! 3y
TrishB I really enjoyed number 1 and number 2 is winging its way to me 😀👍 3y
Laru79 Yay! Enjoy!! 📚 3y
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Forgetmenot
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I loved this book. I loved the plot the characters. The book follows the hunt for a murderer. Things are never quite as they seem. The book delivers a number of twists and turns.

Laru79 Just started this one, already hooked after only 50 pages (although I have enjoyed this whole series, so really it was from the first page!) 3y
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