The Stranger You Know

The Stranger You Know

Book - 2014 | First Minotaur Books paperback edition
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"He meets women. He gains their trust. He kills them. That's all London police detective Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting. Three women have been strangled in their homes, and it appears to be the work of the same sadistic killer. With no sign of break-ins, every indication shows that the women let their attacker in willingly. The victims' neighbors and friends don't seem to remember anything unusual or suspicious, and Maeve is almost at a loss about how to move forward with the investigation. Then the evidence starts to point to a shocking suspect: DCI Josh Derwent, Maeve's partner on the police force. Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved, but how well does she really know him? Secrets Derwent has long kept locked away are coming back to haunt him, and the more Maeve learns about her partner's past, the more difficult it is to dismiss him as a suspect. After all, this is hardly the first time Derwent's been accused of murder. Jane Casey returns with her most outstanding novel yet in The stranger you know, a taut thriller and an intimate portrayal of complicated, all-too-human characters"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2014
Edition: First Minotaur Books paperback edition
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781250048868
Branch Call Number: MYS F CAS
Characteristics: 388 pages ; 22 cm


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Sep 30, 2020

i had to set aside my other to be read books to immediately dive into 'the stranger you know' after finishing 'the last girl' to see how the characters develop further.
the crimes in 'the stranger you know' are rooted in the past, specifically an event in a recurring character's past that puts them under suspicion.
compelling reading!

Aug 10, 2014

Another excellent entry in the Maeve Kerrigan series; we learn a good deal more about several long-standing characters, see development in Rob & Maeve's relationship, and have a complex and thrilling mystery to boot.

Aug 04, 2014

I love this series and this addition is excellent. I also really like the characters especially Maeve.

Jun 15, 2014

Very spooky story, great writing. I loved this book!

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