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Let the Dead Speak: A Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller Audiobook

Let the Dead Speak: A Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller: Maeve Kerrigan, Book 7

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Publisher's Summary

In the chilling new crime novel from award-winning author Jane Casey, Detective Maeve Kerrigan and the murder squad must navigate a web of lies to discover the truth....

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....

©2017 Jane Casey (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"A tremendous sense of suspense." (Sunday Times)
"I was utterly gripped by Let the Dead Speak, a plotting masterpiece, and am in awe of its sheer pace and drive." (Susie Steiner, author of best seller Missing, Presumed)
"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, best-selling author of Wicked Girls and The Killer Next Door)
"Jane Casey is one of the brightest stars in the modern crime firmament, and Let the Dead Speak may be her best yet. Fiendishly gripping." (John Connolly, best-selling author of the Charlie Parker series)

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    Jane Syd 15/03/2017
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    "Absolutely fabulous crime writer just getting better"

    Thoroughly enjoyed yet another clever story by Jane Casey. Plausible plot that keeps you guessing combined with my favourite detectives and a fantastic narrator is audible experience at its best. Loved it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Joan Brisbane 26/10/2017
    Joan Brisbane 26/10/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Enjoyed this story"

    A lot of characters all the same voice sometimes confusing
    Overall a good mystery sad story

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    Debra 15/05/2017
    Debra 15/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Keeps You Guessing "

    Loved it from page one till the last sentence. Great storyline. Couldn't put it down.

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    Gary 15/05/2017
    Gary 15/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Just read it"

    You will not be disappointed.
    Great use of twist and turns in such a genre

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    Lara 07/05/2017
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    "best audio book yet"

    The most enjoyable audio book I have listened to yet. The plot gets a bit OTT at the end but still really a great listen. Had me from the first chapter.

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    Lulu 25/04/2017
    Lulu 25/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Great book from a great writer!"
    What made the experience of listening to Let the Dead Speak: A Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller the most enjoyable?

    Good narration and great story!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Maeve, I love the series based on her, interesting character development throughout all novels


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    100% can't get enough of the Maeve Kerrigan series! I have listened to every one available on audible! Good story line with plenty of twists!


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Deborah 03/04/2017
    Deborah 03/04/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Very Slow but lots of twists"

    The story was very slow, but I liked the many twists and turns. Love Mave and Derwents characters

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  • san2har
    11/03/17
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    "Brilliant"

    Brilliant story. Excellent narration. Maeve Kerrigan and Josh on great form. Best yet. More please

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • juan
    12/03/17
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    "Another excellent Jane Casey thriller"

    Loved it all, bar a few glaring procedural errors which it seemed unbelievable that a bright spark like DS Kerrigan ...or indeed even a child would make as belied common sense. Tour de force performance from the dulcet toned Caroline Lennon. Great layered plot that just kept on going and enjoyed it 98% to the max minus the couple of niggles that beggared belief. Can't wait for the next one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Ann D
    Newcastle, England
    13/03/17
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    "The best in this series so far. Brilliant!"
    Which character – as performed by Caroline Lennon – was your favourite?

    The narration was excellent, as is always the case with Caroline Lennon. Each character was voiced perfectly.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes! It was hard to put down.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a fabulous, engrossing read/listen. The strory is rich with layers and twists. The characters are wonderfully drawn, and very engaging as always. Maeve and Josh are on great form. The author did play a little fast and loose with clinical confidentiality (a Psychologist talking openly about the case of a live, discharged patient, to Police Officers who call in for a chat, with no Court Order), and the Data Protection Act (bank giving detailed information about a personal account, simply in reponse to a Police Officer asking)! However, although this would have grated in a book of lesser quality, I was instantly ready to suspend disbelief, due to how much I was enjoying the story.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Linda K
    5/10/17
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    "Self pity!"

    I enjoyed the twists and turns of the story, particularly the unexpected ending, but disliked the self pity Maeve kept expressing. How she kept blaming herself for every little thing. I would like to see less of her arrogance in future books but it won't stop me listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sasso
    31/07/17
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    "Good story but not Casey's best"

    Having read all Casey's books, I found this one lacking excitement. I persevered and it got better.
    I found the Norris family very boring.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Penny
    United Kingdom
    23/04/17
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    "disappointing"

    I struggled to finish. Although its strengths lie in the authors knowledge of police procedure, I found the plot and structure of the novel as meandering, the relationship between Maeve and Derwent annoying, and unprofessional.
    Slightly concerned for Maeve as she seems to want to die, as she flings herself across train tracks, and tackles murderers single handed

    I found myself yelling at her whilst I progressed through the story, as it seemed evident of what was going to happen and she blithely walks into it..

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    27/03/17
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    "dog walker sussex"

    I thoroughly enjoyed both the story and narration. The final twist was brilliant. totally recommend.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Leon
    20/02/18
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    "brilliant book"

    loved it loads of twists, good story line, lots of fact and insight. a must read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Liz
    CHEADLE, United Kingdom
    16/02/18
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    "I love Maeve Kerrigan"
    What did you like most about Let the Dead Speak: A Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller?

    Kept me interested from beginning to end.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Let the Dead Speak: A Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller?

    When she revealed at the end that Bethany had taken Chloe to the church


    Have you listened to any of Caroline Lennon’s other performances? How does this one compare?

    No


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jules
    Cheshire,UK
    1/08/17
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    "I just love this series"

    What can I say, I am addicted to this series and always waiting for the next one in the series.
    I enjoy the narration and as usual the story had me not wanting to stop listening.

    I have enjoyed the development of Maeve Kerrigan's character throughout the series although she is perhaps the most unfortunate officer the Guarde have ever had. :)

    It does get a bit gruesome in places and I have to admit I sometimes fast forward a little in any scenes that might get upsetting to a dog lover like myself.
    If you are easily offended or upset by rather graphic descriptions this series is probably not for you.

    As always I cannot wait for the next one...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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