Let The Dead Speak: *Review*

My thanks to HarperCollins UK and Netgalley for an ARC of this book.

Synopsis:

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. There may not be a body, but everything else points to murder.

A girl too scared to talk
Maeve Kerrigan is young, ambitious and determined to prove she’s up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is holding something back, but best friend Bethany Norris won’t let Maeve get close. What exactly is Bethany protecting Chloe from?

A detective with everything to prove
As the team dig deeper into the residents of Valerian Road, no one 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…

My Rating: 4/5

My Review:

Why have I only JUST come across Jane Casey!!  This is what I absolutely love about blogging!  Had I not been approached to review this book, I could have missed out on yet another great read and a fabulous #NewAuthorForMe!

Set in West London, the reader is immediately hit with suspense and tension –Why is there blood every where? Whose blood is it? Where is the body?  Who is the victim?   Fear, obession, control, jealousy, secrets and lies are just a few of the things which are scattered throughout the story and kept me turning the pages!  I needed answers and I wanted them yesterday!

This was a fast paced read with a tightly woven plot and the all important #killerhook was delivered perfectly!  As the story unfolded, I found myself guessing the outcome early on, but there were a few red herrings that threw me off track on more than one occassion.  I was second guessing my detective skills all the way through!

One of my favourite things about this book were the characters!  What a sinister bunch they were – So well written, I found myself totally immersed in their lives!  Their voices were screaming at me from all angles!  I loved it!  I also loved the authenticity of the story, the characters, the atmosphere….and what about Josh Derwent and Maeve Kerrigan!  What is with these two!  Although this book can easily be read as a stand alone, I definitely want to know more! They have this complicated yet intrinsically tight relationship and I NEED to know the back story, so will definitely be adding this series to my TBR, stat!!

Intense, highly emotive and a really great read, this book gets a Hell Yeah recommendation from me!  Click the book below for a direct link to buy this book! 😜

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