[PDF/EPUB] The Stranger You Know
Jane Casey à 2 CharactersE until you read it yourself The current murders have their roots planted irmly in the pastand a death "That Derwent Was Caught Up " Derwent was caught up during his teenage years in the telling of the tale you come to understand him and his motivations a lot I always enjoy a book where the past intrudes on the present and this one is a classic and brilliantly imagined example of that So enjoy You know you want to What Not met Maeve and importantly yes yes I know Derwent before Well you need to start with The Burning This was my irst book by Jane #Casey and I loved it I jumped in halfway through the series But #and I loved it I jumped in halfway through the series But Didn T Matter At All There Are Hints it didn t matter at all There are hints backstory but this book can easily be enjoyed as a standalone and I m very much looking orward to going backwards and orwards and reading the rest of the series Jane has a no nonsense easy to read style that makes the pages turn uickly The characterisation is superb especially Maeve and Derwent but also the minor characters good and bad and there are some gripping set pieces such as the scene in the park halfway through An excellent book with a compelling plot and a wonderful lead character As stated in previous reviews my new policy is to only award Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights four stars to books that completely blow my mind but this gets a very highour stars The Stranger You Know is Jane Casey s best book to date that I have read In this installment in the Maeve Kerrigan series three women have been strangled and their bodies have been discarded in a way that bears similarities to the Jack the Ripper murders The police are uick to link the three cases but the evidence points to a shocking suspect DI Josh Derwent Maeve s colleague Maeve trusts her senses that Josh isn t the killer but this isn t the Still Life with Chickens first time that he s been accused of murder Josh s past is just about to catch up with him I love Jane Casey s writing she produces utterly gripping material and she always has me hookedrom page one She adds real depth to her characters this novel main. Riends don't seem to remember anything unusual or suspicious and Maeve is almost at a loss about how to move Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea forward with the investigationThen the evidence starts to point to a shocking suspect DCI Josh Derwent Maeve's partner on the policeorce Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved but how well does she really know him Secrets Derwent has long kept lo. First of all thank you to the publishers or allowing me a copy of this book via Netgalley So here we are "At Book 4 In A " book 4 in a me a copy of this book via Netgalley So here we are at book 4 in a series have loved rom Jane Casey namely that of Maeve Kerrigan and importantly Sorry Maeve her sometime boss and sidekick the adorably unlikeable but loveable DCI Josh Derwent This instalment inds Maeve and co on the track of a serial killerHowever she is put in a difficult position when it becomes clear to her that the prime suspect is Derwent himselfI adored this book STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare for many reasons Firstly the series main characters are all so very good and much as I have a crush on Derwent Maeve is just as loveable I especially like her ironic and plausible outlook on her own psyche and actions often telling herself off as she dives headirst into a situation she KNOWS she should avoidand the way she tends to just all into the people who are eventually going to become important to her and gives them pieces of her soul without even realising she is doing it As someone who often has those lightbulb moments herself I can relate As or Josh Derwent well He is difficult to describethe best I can do You know that silly game you play with riends called Marry Sleep with or Kill well in the book world Josh Derwent would be my answer to all three Really And he s getting a bigger role in each novelthis one was as described to me by the author Wall to Wall Derwent and that made me one happy reader The aptly named Godley is also a treat as he tries to keep the unruly pair under control and the rest of the cast of unlikely and likely characters all add to the whole The relationships developed amongst all the characters over the course of the novels is beautifully done so "MUCH SO THAT OFTEN THE BEST BITS DON T "so that often the best bits don t anything to with their current mysterySo that leads nicely on to talking about this particular mystery It had some terrific twists and turns and no I wasnt automatically sure during reading that my beloved Derwent wasnt a murderernor will you He meets women He gains their trust He kills them That's all London police detective Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting Three women have been strangled in their homes and it appears to be the work of the same sadistic killer With no sign of break ins every indication shows that the women let their attacker in willingly The victims' neighbors and Ly Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All focuses on Josh s past which Jane has keptrom us until now Josh is an intriguing character I m never uite sure if I Like Or Don like or don like him and there are definitely moments when he has made me laugh But after reading The Stranger You Know I think the series would definitely be lost without him he and Maeve have become some of my What a Lass Wants favourite characters in crimeiction The Maeve Kerrigan books are getting better and better each time Jane is a seriously talented writer and her characterisation skills are excellent I m sure it won t be long before I ll be diving into the next book in the series This is the ourth book in the DS Maeve Kerrigan series "AND MAY BE THE BEST OF THE BUNCH SO " may be the best of the bunch so I hope this is not because Rob or boyfriendrelationship drama is such a small part of the story but the Mexican Hooker fact is he is out of the countryor most of the time period covered in THE STRANGER YOU KNOWInstead this book is basically centered around Maeve s relationship with her police detective partner DI Josh Derwent Book The League for the Suppression of Celery four in the series and young women are being murdered in their homes and their eyes are being removed The murders could also be connected to an historical murderrom 20 years back The complex and The Thirteen-Gun Salute feisty DC Kerrigan is again called upon to investigate alongside her Detective Inspector Derwent Sexist and hard going but with his heart in the right place Derwent isor once reliant on Kerrigan as the case unfolds and the roads start leading to himThis becomes another gritty police procedural that tests riendships betrayal and loyalty Handled well by Ms Casey the story unfolds at a pacy speed and twists and turns so you don t know where it s all heading Kerrigan though not perfect is becoming a character I like and as of her personality is revealed through the books But what I really loved was of Derwent and his backstory giving an insight into what makes the man tick I really enjoyed this one rom the many suspects to the clever plotting It made me think and. Cked away are coming back to haunt him and the Maeve learns about her partner's past the difficult it is to dismiss him as a suspect After all this is hardly the irst time Derwent's been accused of murderJane Casey returns with her most outstanding novel yet in The Stranger You Know a taut thriller and an intimate portrayal of complicated all too human characte.