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Arson, accident or murder? After a fire rips through a North London tower block, two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat. But it's the third victim that ensures the presence of detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad. It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong, trapped by the fire, chose to jump to his death rather than wait for rescue.

But what was such a right-wing politician doing in the deprived, culturally diverse Maudling Estate?

As Maeve and her senior colleague, Derwent, pick through the wreckage, they uncover the secret world of the 11th floor, where everyone seems to have something to hide….

©2015 Jane Casey (P)2015 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

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  • Heidi
  • Australia
  • 07-05-2016

Loved it

After the Fire is the 6th book featuring DCI Maeve Kerrigan, and it reminded me why I am so in love with the series. Apart from the character of Maeve herself, a strong and determined female character to love and admire, each book also features a complex police investigation and a fair share of mystery, suspense and action. Whilst it is not necessary to have read previous books in the series to enjoy this one, I would highly recommend doing so, as it adds depth and background to all characters.

I especially loved this instalment for several reasons: firstly, the multiple stories of victims affected by the fire made for a fascinating read and a complex web of conspiracy to solve the case – it totally had me in its grip from beginning to end. Secondly, the dynamics between Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent take on a new dimension, and I enjoyed their constant sparring but also their loyalty to each other. Again Maeve comes up against her nemesis, creepy stalker Chris Swain, which adds that extra element of danger to the book.

Casey has really come into her own with this series – experiencing a whole lot of emotions from intense suspense to laughing out loud about the things Kerrigan and Derwent say to each other, I realised how totally the book had drawn me in. I was disappointed when it ended, like saying good-bye to friends not knowing when I would see them again. A strong 5 stars from me. Can’t wait for the next instalment.

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Good Crime Story

A good story to listen to on my commute to work. I look forward to the next in the series.

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  • mel
  • 04-09-2018

a great read

some very amusing anecdotes in this book, read beautifully, good story, I would recommend to listeners

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Expect the unexpected!

A well written murder mystery with unexpected twists and turns in the plot, a wry sense of humour and a great read!