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The Close

Book 10 of 10: Maeve Kerrigan

By: Jane Casey

ISBN: 9780008404970

Publisher: Harper 360, HarperCollins

Publication Date: 06/13/2023

Format: Other

My Rating: TBR (ARC)


The gripping new detective crime thriller featuring Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author

At first glance, Jellicoe Close seems to be a perfect suburban street – well-kept houses with pristine lawns, neighbours chatting over garden fences, children playing together.

But there are dark secrets behind the neat front doors, hidden dangers that include a ruthless criminal who will stop at nothing.

It’s up to DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent to uncover the truth. Posing as a couple, they move into the Close, blurring the lines between professional and personal as never before.

And while Maeve and Josh try to gather the evidence they need, they have no idea of the danger they face – because someone in Jellicoe Close has murder on their mind.

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‘A full-blooded triple-decker mystery… The Close is Jane Casey at her very best’

—The Times

‘A deliciously bingeable read’

—Ruth Ware, the Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling author

‘If you haven’t read Jane Casey, start immediately’

—Marian Keyes, the Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller

‘Thrums with the tension of a classic crime thriller’

—Sarah Hilary, author of Someone Else’s Skin

‘The most dangerously addictive series in crime fiction’

—Erin Kelly, the Sunday Times Bestseller

‘I loved, loved LOVED The Close. If you haven’t read Jane Casey, start immediately – excellent police procedurals with DELICIOUS sexual tension’

—Marian Keyes, the Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller

‘I loved the simmering tension between the main characters, the tightly plotted mystery and the way that the darkness grew relentlessly to take over seemingly perfect suburbs – a brilliant example of nothing being as it seems’

—Harriet Tyce, Sunday Times Bestselling author

‘As deeply satisfying yet intensely moreish as all its predecessors – I devoured, I loved it, I want the next one ASAP, please’

—Lucy Mangan, author of Are We Having Fun Yet?

‘Casey excels at showing how a detective’s stresses and anxieties are rooted in more than just their work’

—Linwood Barclay, the no. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author

‘Another cracker from Jane Casey’

—Cara Hunter, author of Murder in the Family

‘The Close is Jane’s best Maeve Kerrigan novel yet. Absolutely brilliant!’

—Liz Nugent, author of Our Little Cruelties

‘This. Book. Is. EVERYTHING! … The most sinister and seductive of thrillers’

—Cressida McLaughlin

‘With each book in this series, Jane takes us deeper into the lives and minds of her characters. THE CLOSE thrums with the tension of a classic crime thriller but more than that it ties us tighter to the fates of Maeve, Derwent and the wider cast in new and unexpected ways. If this wasn’t already one of my favourite crime series, THE CLOSE would have catapulted it up there. Brilliant’

—Sarah Hilary, author of Someone Else’s Skin

‘Jane Casey is writing the most dangerously addictive series in crime fiction and The Close absolutely sizzles with her trademark tension’

—Erin Kelly, the Sunday Times Bestseller

'I love Jane Casey's writing, and The Close is a real treat for both long-time fans and new readers alike. Completely addictive’

—BP Walter, bestselling author of The Dinner Guest

About the Author

Photo Credit: Annie Armitage

JANE CASEY is the author of the Maeve Kerrigan novels (Let the Dead Speak, After the Fire) and the Jess Tennant Mysteries (Hide and Seek, Bet Your Life). A graduate of Oxford she also has received a M. Phil from Trinity College, Dublin. Born and raised in Dublin, she lives in London where she works as an editor. read more

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