Her throat cut to the bone, she didn’t stand a chance. Her mother, at least, had time to fight back. Briefly.
Called to the crime scene in leafy Wimbledon, Maeve Kerrigan’s first thought is that this is a domestic dispute gone bad. But the husband is found lying bleeding and unconscious in an upstairs room. As a criminal barrister he insists he’s the third victim rather than their prime suspect, even if he’s a man who makes enemies easily.
The only other surviving family member is fifteen-year-old Lydia. She was the one to find her mother and twin sister’s bodies – and the only witness Maeve has.But she isn’t talking...
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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
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
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
“All my criminal elements have some basis in reality, no matter how awful they may be. Nothing is completely farfetched.” Jane Casey
Crime is a family affair for Jane Casey. Married to a criminal barrister, she has a unique insight into the brutal underbelly of urban life, from the smell of a police cell to the darkest motives of a serial killer.
This gritty realism has made her books international bestsellers and critical successes; while D.C. Maeve Kerrigan has quickly become one of the most popular characters in crime fiction.
Twice shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year Award as well as the Mary Higgins Clark Award, Jane has been recently longlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library Award.