Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
The Reckoning, by Jane Casey
Casey tells a great story. Her characters, lovable, despicable, or admirable, are wonderfully drawn. Her plotting is both perfectly logical and utterly surprising. DC Maeve Kerrigan is assigned to join the hunt for a serial killer who is torturing and murdering the convicted sex offenders in a London neighborhood. Her DI is an obnoxious jerk, her on-again/off-again relationship with DC Rob Langton is messing with her mind, and the killings are just the beginning of a far more complicated story.