Sunday, March 16, 2014

The Burning by Jane Casey

Someone is killing young women and attempting to burn their bodies after death.  There have been four deaths now and each attack is getting more and more violent.  Detective Constable Maeve Kerrigan is determined to find the perpetrator and stop these killings.  What gives the DC the most trouble is a fifth death.  She's sure that it's copy cat crime, but no one else believes her.  Except maybe her partner...

Minotaur Books and Net Galley allowed me to download and read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 8th, so make a note to follow this new series.

This was an interesting read.  Maeve has to work with a man who doesn't like her much and gives her the ugly jobs.  Her partner, Rob Langton, is friendly.  As the story goes on, he discovers he actually loves her and that adds another complication to the case.  The characters involved in the murders are all a bit odd and more than one has mental problems.

Watching Maeve walk through the case, talk to those she can for details about the present and the past, and try to weed out what's important and what's not kept my attention.  This is not a simple mystery.  I enjoyed the odd twist at the end.  I'm also looking forward to seeing how Maeve and Rob get along now that they are an item.  They make a good team and I'm sure there will be more mysteries coming.

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