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
‘Sharp, complex and gripping to the very end’ Alex Marwood, bestselling author of The Wicked Girls and The Killer Next Door
‘Fiendishly gripping’ John Connolly, bestselling author of the Charlie Parker series
‘I love Maeve Kerrigan – what a terrific series Jane Casey has created’ Sarah Hilary, bestselling author of Someone Else’s Skin
‘Fans of intelligent police procedurals and meaty crime fiction are in for a real treat’ Sinead Crowley, bestselling author of Can Anybody Help Me
‘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.’ Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad
‘Hooked me till the last devastating twist’ Woman & Home
‘Witty, wry and with a great big heart, DS Maeve Kerrigan has to be my favourite contemporary detective.’ Irish Times
‘Let the Dead Speak is a clever pace-y read full of constant twists and turns that will keep you riveted right until the end’. Red Online
This, my friends, is a really fine crime novel’. Irish Independent
‘DS Maeve Kerrigan returns for the seventh instalment of one of the most reliably enthralling of current crime series’ Sunday Express