The Last Girl, Hardback
3.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The teenage girl was the first victim. 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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If it isn't enough that Maeve has to deal with her boorish colleague, Derwent, on a too-regular basis, she and he are sent off to deal with a murder. At first glance it's messy, at second glance it's even messier. The father, barrister Philip Kennford is a man who has managed to get a lot of unsavoury types to walk free, he's not fond of his surviving daughter from his current marriage, Lydia, he much preferred her twin, Laura. This leaves both of them with kill the others. As the police dig they find more skeletons in the closet; romances that left a lot of footprints, one of which might have wanted to get revenge. Maeve's stalker is still active and she's worried.It's interesting and several of the red herrings left me wondering who did it. I like Maeve.

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