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…
About the author
Jane Casey is no stranger to the crime world. Married to a criminal barrister, she’s got the inside track on some of the country’s most dangerous offenders, giving her writing an unsettlingly realistic feel.
This authenticity has made her novels international bestsellers and critical successes. They have been nominated for several awards and in 2015 Jane won both the Mary Higgins Clark Award and Irish Crime Novel of the Year for The Stranger You Know and After the Fire, respectively. She is also an active member of Killer Women, a London-based group of crime writers.
Born in Dublin, Jane now lives in southwest London with her husband and two children.
‘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 bestseller 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, bestselling author of The 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, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker series
‘A tremendously twisty, emotional read. I love Maeve Kerrigan – what a terrific series Jane Casey has created’
Sarah Hilary, bestselling author of Someone Else’s Skin
‘I loved it. I think Maeve Kerrigan is one of the most human, sympathetic characters in crime fiction; it has been fascinating to watch her develop as a person and a police officer over the course of this series. At the same time I think this book works brilliantly as a stand-alone thriller or a good introduction to Maeve and Derwent. Fans of intelligent police procedurals and meaty crime fiction are in for a real treat’
Sinead Crowley, bestselling author of Can Anybody Help Me (shortlisted for Irish Crime Book of the Year)
‘A blood-drenched suburban nightmare, set in a street just like yours. Superb characterisation and psychological insight set this novel apart from the pack. If you haven’t discovered Jane Casey yet, this is the perfect place to start’
Mark Edwards, bestselling author of Follow You Home and The Magpies
‘All the twists and turns of a top-rate police procedural but with the psychological depth of a top-rate psych thriller. And Maeve is such a hugely warm character with just the right mix of vulnerable and feisty. Will definitely be looking out more in the series.’
Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad