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on 10 December 2016
I am absolutely loving this series - it's now a rare thing that I find a detective series already waiting for me that I haven't already read. But I am really enjoying DC Maeve Kerrigan and all her supporting cast so much that I will be going straight on to the third book in the series as soon as I have finished this review!
If you like character-driven books then this is for you. Maeve is a DC in London, struggling with all the sexism within the police. Her Superintendent, Godley, is still on her side, but she has a new boss, DI Derwent, who treats her like a bimbo. Then there's a stunningly beautiful new female colleague, who she suspects is after her not-boyfriend; and the horrid DC Belcott needs a bigger slap than he did in the first book in the series (I advise you read it first!) The Burning. She has also moved house and has some rather strange neighbours who make for a couple of dubiously hilarious evenings.
With all this going on the team is trying to find whoever is acting as vigilante towards sex-offenders, released from prison. The story has more layers added as it goes along and I found the whole thing unputdownable. Narrated mainly by Maeve and occasionally by DC Rob Langdon, it zips along at a cracking pace adding missing girls and long-standing grudges into the mix. I don't want to say too much about Maeve's personal life as it would be spoilery, but you'll find yourself rooting for her big time.