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The teenage girl was the first victim. Her throat cut to the bone, she didn’t stand a chance. Her mother, at least, had time to fight back. Briefly. Called to the crime scene in leafy Wimbledon, Maeve Kerrigan’s first thought is that this is a domestic dispute gone badly. But the husband is found lying bleeding and unconscious in an upstairs room. As a criminal barrister he insists he’s the third victim rather than their prime suspect, even if he’s a man who makes enemies easily. The only other surviving family member is 15-year-old Lydia. She was the one to find her mother and twin sister’s bodies - and the only witness Maeve has. But she isn’t talking....

©2012 Jane Casey (P)2012 Isis Publishing Ltd, published in the UK by Random House Audiobooks

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Another good series

I enjoy the characters and the storyline. An Easy listen and well read. Looking forward to the next one now.

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No

I did not like this book at all. There was a great deal of extraneous detail that I found very tedious indeed.
My interest peaked only when we got back "on story", dead mother and daughter and knocked out dad.
I got this book to listen to while I was on a long distance drive so I wanted a book that would hold my attention and was easy to listen to. This wasn't it.
I only gave the performance three stars. It may actually have been better than that and it was the book that spoilt it for me.
No more Jane Casey for me.

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I could read Jane Casey every day and love it!

A great story as always. I love the main characters plus the narration is tops!

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Best book of the series so far

I am looking forward to the next book in the series. Really enjoy listening to the characters come alive.

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So addicting!

Another riveting Jane Casey made more exciting by the clever narration. I'm looking to the next in the series.

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  • Saffy
  • 21-09-2013

Excellent police procedural

Where does The Last Girl rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

One of my favourite crime novels of the year

Who was your favorite character and why?

Maeve

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

Definitely! I have been longing for a well written, well narrated, gripping crime thriller and this definitely fits the bill. I was gripped by the storyline and really didn't know where it was heading. The characterisation is convincing and it is superbly narrated by Caroline Lennon.

Any additional comments?

I would suggest starting with the first in the Maeve Kerrigan series but think this works equally well as a stand alone novel.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Ann D
  • 20-02-2015

As excellent as the others in the series

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

The others in Jane Casey's series of novels featuring DC Maeve Kerrigan. All of which are fabulous.

What about Caroline Lennon’s performance did you like?

She's an excellent narrator. Great inflection and very good at differentiating voices of different characters.

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not that kind of book.

Any additional comments?

If you like beautifully written contempory crime, with really well drawn characters, you should love this, but I recommend reading/listening to the series in order.

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  • Lorna
  • 10-12-2015

Best of the series so far

I enjoy this series of books, good character progression, some amusing dialogue and good story lines, good narrator too!

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  • Michael Bath
  • 22-11-2015

excellent

wish I'd read the books in the correct order never mind I've enjoyed each one

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Penny
  • 24-10-2015

Lightweight

Is there anything you would change about this book?

Plot line is woolly and author tweaks it as she goes along. Inconsistent.

Would you recommend The Last Girl to your friends? Why or why not?

Plot poor. There seemed little construction, it just seems flung together, so no.

Would you listen to another book narrated by Caroline Lennon?

I have listened to others in the series, found them to be better constructed. I think the narration was weak because of the prose.

Could you see The Last Girl being made into a movie or a TV series? Who would the stars be?

no

Any additional comments?

sadly disappointed

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  • Hayley
  • 07-04-2013

Well spoken

kept the suspense the whole way through. Well spoken, characters made their own. Brilliant story. didnt see the ending coming until i got there. a very clever story

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  • Patricia
  • 30-03-2017

BRILLIANT!

My favourite so far in the series, so well crafted, engaging and engrossing. Why is this not a movie or TV series. Crying out to be seen on screen <3

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  • Dame Brighid
  • 25-09-2016

Interesting

Interesting, but seemed to be rushed at the end...starting to be usual. Will read another.

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  • MAGGS
  • 15-05-2016

The Last Girl - not as good as previous books in series

The Last Girl - not as good as previous books in series , but passable read.
Good narration by Caroline Lemmon

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  • Eworitse
  • 06-09-2015

Another great story

I love the story telling and the injection of humor Casey puts into her stories. I'm a fan

0 of 2 people found this review helpful