The Reckoning, Paperback Book
3.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)

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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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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780091941208

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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...My Thoughts: There are a lot of thrillers out there and when reading them they do remind me of others that I have read. In this one I felt it had the grittiness like what I would find in a Mo Hayder or S J Bolton. There was a love interest but it wasn’t slushy and the sex wasn’t full blown descriptive like what you find in a Karen Rose or Sandra Brown. The story had enough about it and kept my interest and I did feel that had I read the other book I would have connected with the characters better. As with any books that have a series I find that the characters develop more and I get to know them as the books progress.As with all thrillers it has plenty of twists and turns and kept me guessing. The story was ok and I didn’t feel that there was anything to make it stand out from other thrillers which I enjoy. I don’t think I would back track and read the one I have missed, but I enjoyed it enough to perhaps look out for more with these characters.

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3.5

DC Maeve Kerrigan is dealing with working with the irascible Derwent on a case involving paedophiles tortured to death, something that most people aren't very upset about (though the author does slip in some explanations for some of the "offences" that bring them slightly into question, cleverly). Maeve has also moved house and this is causing problems, her neighbours are interesting but there's some undercurrents there. Her relationship with DC Rob Langton is also causing her to question what's happening with her life.It all made for an interesting read, I like Maeve and her rich brackground...

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