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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (435 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jane Casey Narrator: Sarah Coomes Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Maeve Kerrigan Series Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781455860975
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To the public, he’s a hero: a brutal killer who targets sex offenders. To most of London’s police force, he’s the suspect in a gruesome, time-consuming case to be avoided. But to Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan, he’s a murderer—no matter the sins of his victims—and catching him is her job. Assigned to the case with the division’s unreadable new DI, Josh Derwent, young and inexperienced Maeve is determined to prove she has what it takes to make it as a female in the tough world of the London police.

But for a killer who strikes with such spectacle, this one is proving remarkably elusive. And when Maeve learns his motive might be about exacting revenge, his acts of incredible violence move from abstract justice to the intensely personal, and become all the more terrifying. Unsure whom she can trust even within her own department and knowing that her life is at stake, Maeve will have to decide how far she’s willing to go to ensure justice is served.

Jane Casey’s taut, brilliantly executed thriller will have listeners on the edge of their seats from the opening chapter to the stunning conclusion.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Casey has succeeded in writing another impossible-to-put-down thriller with surprising plot twists and well-developed, intriguing characters. Readers will want to know what happens to Kerrigan next!”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “An enticing mix of police work, romance, evildoers, sex, and sexism…Casey surrounds Kerrigan, an appealing blend of confidence and self-doubt, with a large cast of well-drawn characters, including Godley and Skinner. Admirers of Elizabeth George’s ensemble police mysteries will find a lot to like.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In sharp and supple prose, Casey illustrates both the nitty-gritty work and the keen instincts that solve crimes in this police procedural with a feminist bent, a worthy sequel to the well-received The Burning.”

    Booklist

  • “Genuinely suspenseful and extremely well written with just a touch of The Internet Is Going to Kill You, The Reckoning will keep readers turning pages long into the night and pushing the book on friends the next day.”

    RT Book Reviews (starred review)

  • Nominated for the 2013 Mary Higgins Clark Award

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Conny | 2/13/2014

    " I was fortunate enough to be a first reader winner and I thoroughly enjoyed this crime novel. It gives you a inside look into police work and the plot was gripping and I could identify with the characters. It was a tension filled read that I could barely put down. Jane Casey has a new fan in me and I am looking forward to reading her other books in this series. I would definitely recommend this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Harriet | 2/5/2014

    " This is the first time that I have read a book by Casey. Definitely not for the faint of heart, this is a crime novel at its best. Non-stop action, police force and detectives pulled in many different directions. Told from the point of view of a young woman on the force, in London. She brings humor to a complicated and, at times, horrifying story. . "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teresa | 1/17/2014

    " Meh. Wasn't a great mystery. It kept escalating the last third of the book. It drove me nuts. I almost gave up when there was only 50 pages left. The voice shift was odd so close to the end of the book. Annoyed that I wasted my time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard | 12/31/2013

    " The primary story, while bloody and awful is pretty interesting. Dealing with pedophiles in a terminal manner gets very gory. The kidnnapping of the gangsters' daughter is also interesting. What is not so interesting is all the romance: will he, won't he, does he, does she? Kind of like Junior high. That is, until the end when Ms. Casey ties it all up. Very good ending, but torturous getting there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alicia Brooks | 12/26/2013

    " Another great mystery writer to add to my list! I realized I accidentally started with the 3rd in the series though... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila | 12/25/2013

    " I've chosen not to read this second book simply because the first was just OK, and the type font in the copy I have from the library of The Reckoning is too hard for my eyes to read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Patsy | 12/18/2013

    " Took me a while to get going with this but once i did i enjoyed it. Have to say though that the two 'Rob' chapters seemed pointless. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ava | 11/14/2013

    " Long book but always entertaing! Great twists and turns!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 11/14/2013

    " An excellent and suspenseful police procedural. Fans of Tana French should not miss Jane Casey. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam | 9/25/2013

    " It started kind of slow but ended up being good. I have read The Burning but don't believe I have read The Missing. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Wendela | 8/30/2013

    " Eh, not a fan. Not sure why -- but I vastly prefer Tana French as my go to Irish mystery author. Maybe this was too detailed and bizarre? Not enough heart, and the changing POV mid-way through the book was a distraction for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cathy Wood | 6/22/2013

    " I listened to this on audio book and thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was s good story and the characters were engaging. The only negative I have is that the main character was fancied by all the men in the book. I found that really annoying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fay | 4/22/2013

    " It was OK... bit obvious and silly at the end though. Nice twist in the middle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Simon Gosden | 2/4/2013

    " Firstly ignore the blurb on the covers - that doesn't reflect the nature of what is a gritty police procedural thriller of high quality. DC Maeve Kerrigan is a flawed but immensely likeable heroine who is dealing with a very nasty case..... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen Mandly | 10/31/2012

    " very good! I really liked the main characters and the romance aspect in this intriguing crime drama. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Charlie | 9/25/2012

    " I think the editor skipped the first 100 pages, but the after that the pacing really hits the mark and makes for an entertaining read. Casey has herself a terrific main character in Maeve Kerrigan. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 8/26/2012

    " I liked it - need to go back and read the first two. Didn't realize it was a series until I started reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 8/15/2012

    " I like the character Maeve. I liked the fact that she isn't perfect. The idea of a serial killer targeting sex offenders is good. Should their deaths be given the same urgency as a non-sex offender? Who is responsible for the killings? This book kept me guessing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pat | 6/12/2012

    " Excellent, I loved it. Her best book yet. Likeable and well developed characters and a lovely, complex plot. "

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About the Author

Jane Casey was born and raised in Dublin. She graduated from Oxford and holds a master’s of philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin. She lives in London, where she works as an editor.

About the Narrator

Sarah Coomes trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and spent three blissful years there, learning how to cry, speak Shakespeare, and stage fight like a tiger. She is a comedienne and an actress, appearing in numerous television shows in England, including a recurring role as Nurse Leonard in the popular series EastEnders. She won the 2008 Westminster Prize for her play Hookie and an AudioFile Earphones Award for her narration of The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce in 2011.