The Burning

By Jane Casey
(Minotaur Books, Paperback, 9781250006608, 368pp.)

Publication Date: May 8, 2012

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Hardcover

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"Astute, complex, layered—and very twisted. You’ll remember this one for a long time."
—Lee Child


The Burning Man. It’s the name the media has given a brutal murderer who has beaten four young women to death before setting their bodies ablaze in secluded areas of London’s parks. And now there’s a fifth.

Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious detective constable, keen to make her mark on the murder task force. Her male colleagues believe Maeve’s empathy makes her weak, but the more she learns about the latest victim, Rebecca Haworth, from her grieving friends and family, the more determined Maeve becomes to bring her murderer to justice. But how do you catch a killer no one has seen when so much of the evidence has gone up in smoke?

Maeve’s frenetic hunt for a killer in Jane Casey’s gripping series debut will entrance even the most jaded suspense readers.




About the Author

JANE CASEY was born and raised in Dublin. A graduate of Oxford with a masters in philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, she lives in London where she works as an editor. This is her second novel.




Praise For The Burning

“Irish author Casey’s impressive series debut, a taut serial-killer thriller, delves deeply into the psyches of three women. . . . Casey expertly combines a perceptive crime drama with an insightful look at the women’s overlapping problems.”
—Publishers Weekly

 

“Casey deftly . . . cranks up the tension and pace, blending a page-turning and realistic police procedural with a tense character study reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith’s psychological explorations.”
—Sunday Independent (Ireland) on The Burning

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