Brief reviews of mysteries, thrillers, and crime novels.
Monday, December 31, 2012
The Last Girl, by Jane Casey
A woman and her daughter are viciously murdered, and DC Maeve Kerrigan is assigned to the case with DI Rubs-Everyone-the-Wrong-Way Derwent. Everyone else, including Superintendent Godley, is knee-deep in investigating a series of gang killings. The suspects include Philip Kennford, a criminal barrister and a philanderer; Lydia, his daughter and the twin of the murdered teen; and Savannah, a supermodel, who is Kennford's daughter by another woman. Something fishy is going on with Godley, and Maeve is being tormented by a stalker. The plotting is so tight, my enjoyment of the book wasn't reduced by the extraordinary length of time it took me to finish.