Her throat cut to the bone, she didn’t stand a chance.
Her mother was the second.
She, at least, had time to fight back. Briefly.
Called to the South London crime scene, Maeve Kerrigan’s first thought is that this is a domestic dispute gone bad. But the husband – found bloody and unconscious in an upstairs room – insists he’s the third victim not the killer. However, the only witness is his young daughter. And she’s not talking...
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The Last Girl has a searing opening . . . Casey handles several plot lines with ease, and she’s come up with an attractive series character in DC Maeve Kerrigan. - Sunday Times
This is a lively, gritty thriller. Every scene is well timed. The characters are quickly, expertly drawn. You will turn the pages fast, looking for every clue. I hadn’t read Jane Casey before but I will read her again. - Evening Standard
A truly modern detective tale - Stylist Magazine
Reminiscent of Lynda La Plante's Jane Tennison . . . there is something quietly and enjoyably subversive about the character of Maeve Kerrigan. She is no superwoman, she lacks supernatural acuity, and she doesn't even have so much as a single dragon tattoo. What she has is persistence, integrity and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a reader's affections. The Last Girl won't be the last you'll be hearing of her. - Irish Independent
Thoroughly recommended! - eurocrime.co.uk
Ireland's growing cadre of first rate thriller writers is already a thing to marvel at, and Jane Casey is emerging as one of its most accomplished members. - Irish Central
Born and brought up in Dublin, Jane Casey has twice been shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award, Jane is the author of The Missing and two previous Maeve Kerrigan novels The Burning and The Reckoning.
Married to a criminal barrister, Jane lives in south-west London.