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The Kill

Maeve Kerrigan, Book 5
Narrated by: Caroline Lennon
Series: Maeve Kerrigan, Book 5
Length: 12 hrs and 16 mins
5 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

COP KILLER STRIKES AGAIN!

The tabloid headlines are lurid but accurate. A killer is terrorising London but this time it is the police who are the targets. And Maeve Kerrigan and her boss Josh Derwent are clueless as to why. But it will only be a matter of time before the murderer selects his next victim…

©2014 Jane Casey (P)2014 Isis Publishing Ltd, Random House Audiobooks

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Brilliant

Love this series I am already downloading the next book in the series. I have listened to all in a row now and can't wait for the next one

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love Maeve!

I am addicted to this series! Realistic, clever, suspenseful, well narrated. The best! She is my fav copper!

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Fantastic

I’m loving all Jane Casey’s books very clever series author great stories keep them coming you are one of my favourite authors thankyou Jane

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Narration...!

Ive listened to all 5 previous books, and enjoy the series. The Narrator has a easy to listen voice, but doesn't change character voice enough, so at times its hard to work out who's speaking, at times Ive had to rewind to clarify which character was talking.
In this particular book, she's developed an annoying 'hmmph' which is supposed to be a sigh of humour, be it funny or sarcasm.....with each character! I found it really annoying.

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  • Ann D
  • 15-02-2015

Fantastic!

What did you like most about The Kill?

Like the other three books in the series following DC Maeve Kerrigan, I love the way in which we get to know the character so well. There is a perfect balance of crime, investigation and the issues and struggles of Maeve and the supporting characters.

What other book might you compare The Kill to, and why?

The others in the series. By book four, many of the characters feel like friends and family. I recommend reading the books in order as there are threads running through them.

Which character – as performed by Caroline Lennon – was your favourite?

Caroline narrates all of the characters perfectly.

Any additional comments?

I love this series of books. The characters are really well drawn and the crimes are interesting, with the occasional genuinely suprising twist. I must wait now until June for the next one to be published. I miss Maeve and Derwent already!

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  • iris
  • 10-08-2014

Overkill spoils the story

I have been following the adventures of Maeve since the start of the series but now the private life of Maeve is beginning to take over the narration to the point that the investigation is almost extanct and the murder mystery is flimsy and obvious with hardly any twists and turns which make detective fiction so interesting to read. Maeve is becoming far too big headed and her character too prickly to make her likeable and her constant criticism of her colleague Derwent is tiresome. I hope the next book will return to a good murder plot with an investigation of the various suspects.

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  • Amelia
  • 10-09-2015

Complex Police Murders

I felt the narrative by Caroline Lennon.was fabulous and really aids the story.

This is the fifth book in the DC Maeve Kerrigan and her boss DI Josh Derwent, with whom she enjoys a love/hate relationship. I thought the story was more complex than previous books. I found this really positive as it held my interest with the different murders and how and if they were linked.
It is so nice to catch up with the characters and how they have changed. This could be read as a standalone book but think that some of the understanding of the characters and events may be lost.
I think the relationship between Maeve and Josh has moved on and matured. Trust has come and I think he has softened a bit towards Maeve with her equally confiding more in him. They are ultimately working as a team with respect for each other.
Maeve remains a down to earth strong person with a sense of humour and a positive work ethic.

Rob is seen in a different light in a more ‘warts and all’ way. I didn’t particularly care for him much or feel any interest in his character or his actions. I feel he is there just as a love interest for Maeve with no other purpose. Maeve suddenly confiding in her mother is quite strange as in previous books she would run a mile from her.
There were excellent twists to this and I so did not guess where it was going when all was revealed.
I felt the Godley sub plot was somewhat unbelievable and unreal in the sense of the ultimate solution that was reached with Derwent’s input.
Finally I would highly recommend this novel and feel that the reintroduction of Kerrigans old nemesis may make interesting reading for the future.

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  • Jo
  • 11-08-2015

Brilliant!!

Another fantastic book in the series! I am totally addicted and not sure how I'll cope when I've completed them. Please write quickly!!

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  • vocaljazz
  • 30-07-2014

Best yet!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes, the Jane Casey/Caroline Lennon combination is a sure bet.

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

Favourably, Caroline Lennon is always a good choice when purchasing audiobooks.

Any additional comments?

Best of the Maeve Kerrigan series, probably because the feminist talk (preaching) is kept to a minimum, ie an acceptable level for a male reader/listener.

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  • Mrs CJ
  • 07-09-2019

Good story, excellent reader

I’m enjoying this series of books although I must admit the ending stretched my credulity to its utmost. The characters on the whole are believable, although I do get fed up when they go off without letting anyone else on the team know who they’re seeing or why. It never ends well!

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  • Creamcracker
  • 21-07-2015

Maeve and Derwent strike again!

Great story with lots of twists and turns! Another great murder investigation in the company of Kerrigan and (the ever obnoxious) Derwent. Really enjoying this series. Casey strikes a good balance between procedure and investigation, and the characters' personal lives. Casey's writing, her style and her plots are developing and maturing well as the series progresses. Lennon is an excellent narrator and has left me wanting to buy more books read by her. I would recommend this series, this author and this narrator.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 15-04-2015

Great Read

Great read. Anyone who hasn't read the first 4 books should read them first.

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  • M. M. Makki
  • 27-04-2019

Jane Casey just gets Better

Another great police procedural enlivened by our interest in great characters. As alway too an exciting story full of twists and turns while remaining credible. I can’t wait for the next one.



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  • Mrs. Anne C. Price
  • 12-04-2019

Great story well read, terrible it problems

Loved the story and characters. The accent was just right. Awful time listening to it. Audible performance needs improving