To the public, he's a hero: a killer who targets convicted paedophiles. Two men are dead already - tortured to death.
Even the police don't regard the cases as a priority. Most feel that two dead paedophiles is a step in the right direction.
But to DC Maeve Kerrigan, no one should be allowed to take the law into their own hands. Young and inexperienced, Kerrigan wants to believe that murder is murder no matter what the sins of the victim. Only, as the killer's violence begins to escalate, she is forced to confront exactly how far she's prepared to go to ensure justice is served...
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stands out from the pack as both a twisty, well-crafted mystery and as a humanistic portrait of an ambitious professional with a strong moral centre. The series could almost be subtitled 'Jane Tennison: The Early Years' - Irish Times
The plots [Maeve] has to unravel are impeccably weaved and unfold dexterously while maintaining a strong sense of place and a compulsive, menacing atmosphere. Driven by a strong sense of justice, she is a character younger female readers will find easy to identify with. Definitely one for the future. - Love Reading
Maeve Kerrigan [is] a fascinating and plausible character…What she has is persistence, integrity and emotional intelligence, and a very deft way of insinuating herself into a reader's affections - The Irish Independent
A] dramatic, expertly crafted thriller - Entertainment Weekly
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's second book, The Burning, has also been a bestseller in the UK and Ireland. Married to a criminal barrister, Jane lives in south-west London.