The gripping new detective crime thriller featuring Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent from the Top Ten Sunday Times bestselling author
‘A full-blooded triple-decker mystery… The Close is Jane Casey at her very best’ The Times
‘A deliciously bingeable read’
Ruth Ware, the Sunday Times Top 10 bestselling author
‘If you haven’t read Jane Casey, start immediately’
Marian Keyes, the Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller
‘Thrums with the tension of a classic crime thriller’
Sarah Hilary, author of Someone Else’s Skin
‘The most dangerously addictive series in crime fiction’
Erin Kelly, the Sunday Times Bestseller
At first glance, Jellicoe Close seems to be a perfect suburban street – well-kept houses with pristine lawns, neighbours chatting over garden fences, children playing together.
But there are dark secrets behind the neat front doors, hidden dangers that include a ruthless criminal who will stop at nothing.
It’s up to DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent to uncover the truth. Posing as a couple, they move into the Close, blurring the lines between professional and personal as never before.
And while Maeve and Josh try to gather the evidence they need, they have no idea of the danger they face – because someone in Jellicoe Close has murder on their mind.
Jane Casey was born and brought up in Dublin. A former editor, she has written twelve crime novels for adults and three for teenagers. Her books have been international bestsellers, critically acclaimed for their realism and accuracy. The Maeve Kerrigan series has been nominated for many awards: in 2015 Jane won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for The Stranger You Know and Irish Crime Novel of the Year for After the Fire. In 2019, Cruel Acts was chosen as Irish Crime Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. It was a Sunday Times bestseller. The Killing Kind was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick in 2021, and is being adapted for television. Jane lives in southwest London with her husband, who is a criminal barrister, and their two children.
”''Whodunnit' and 'will they, won’t they' are two equally enticing questions and, here, readers will have great fun guessing the answer to both” - Daily Mirror
‘I loved, loved LOVED The Close. If you haven’t read Jane Casey, start immediately - excellent police procedurals with DELICIOUS sexual tension’Marian Keyes, the Sunday Times No.1 Bestseller -
‘I loved the simmering tension between the main characters, the tightly plotted mystery and the way that the darkness grew relentlessly to take over seemingly perfect suburbs - a brilliant example of nothing being as it seems’Harriet Tyce, Sunday Times Bestselling author -
‘As deeply satisfying yet intensely moreish as all its predecessors - I devoured, I loved it, I want the next one ASAP, please’Lucy Mangan, author of Are We Having Fun Yet? -
”'Casey excels at showing how a detective’s stresses and anxieties are rooted in more than just their work” - Linwood Barclay, the no. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author
”'Another cracker from Jane Casey” - Cara Hunter, author of Murder in the Family
‘The Close is Jane’s best Maeve Kerrigan novel yet. Absolutely brilliant!’Liz Nugent, author of Our Little Cruelties -
”'This. Book. Is. EVERYTHING! … The most sinister and seductive of thrillers” - Cressida McLaughlin
‘Jane Casey is writing the most dangerously addictive series in crime fiction and The Close absolutely sizzles with her trademark tension’Erin Kelly, the Sunday Times Bestseller -
'I love Jane Casey's writing, and The Close is a real treat for both long-time fans and new readers alike. Completely addictive’BP Walter, bestselling author of The Dinner Guest -