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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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
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 studied English at Jesus College, Oxford, followed by an MPhil in Anglo-Irish Literature at Trinity College, Dublin. She was working as a children's books editor when her manuscript for her first book, The Missing, was discovered on her agent's slush pile. She was signed up by Ebury Press shortly afterwards, and The Missing has since been published around the world.
The Missing was a bestseller in both the UK and Ireland. It achieved widespread critical acclaim and was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year Award in the Crime Fiction category. Jane has since published The Burning and The Reckoning, featuring her Anglo-Irish detective Maeve Kerrigan.
Married to a criminal barrister, Jane lives in south-west London.