The Stranger You Know Paperback
by Jane Casey
Part of the Maeve Kerrigan series
The latest crime thriller featuring detective Maeve Kerrigan - winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Award.
He meets women. He gains their trust. He kills them. That's all Maeve Kerrigan knows about the man she is hunting.
Three women have been strangled in their homes by the same sadistic killer.
With no sign of a break-in, every indication shows that they let him in.
But the evidence is pointing at a shocking suspect: DI Josh Derwent, Maeve's colleague.
Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved, but how well does she really know him? Because this isn't the first time Derwent's been accused of murder...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 464 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/11/2013
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780091948368
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Review by annie.michelle
As the saying goes, “to every reader her book, every book its reader” This book was just not for me. I could not get around the nasty, mean, crabby, snarky, horrible characters in this book! There is only one guy who is a half ass normal person and its Maeve's boyfriend. I have a feeling even though anyone in this book could chew glass and fillet people at the same time, he will end up being the killer. I had to stop reading about a third of the way in, I did try.
Review by tina1969
Three women have been strangled in their homes by the same sadistic killer. With no sign of a break-in, every indication shows that they let him in. The evidence is pointing at a shocking suspect: DI Josh Derwent, Maeve's colleague. Maeve refuses to believe he could be involved, but how well does she really know him? Because this isn't the first time Derwent's been accused of murder.My Thoughts: May Contain Mild SpoilersI’m really getting into the Maeve Kerrigan books. As always I like to read them in order then I can get to know the characters and their lives. What I do enjoy about the characters of Josh and Maeve is their relationship. They are always saying that they are not each others type and Maeve dosen’t particularly like Josh although she sees him as a good copper. I can’t help wondering if there is underlying feelings between them although Maeve has the wonderful Rob as a boyfriend. It might spice things up if they did have a fling in further works.The story as thrillers go was OK, nothing fantastic but plenty to keep a readers interest. I felt the big reveal did come out of nowhere and it did throw a twist at the end. The story for me is the characters and what they re going to do next.Overall a pacy thriller with characters that are quite likeable in their own way, and I will look out for more Maeve and Josh books.
Review by nicx27
This fourth book in the DC Maeve Kerrigan series is a return to form as I thought The Last Girl just wasn't quite a 5 star read. I loved The Stranger You Know in which Maeve finds herself on a team investigating a series of gruesome murders. DI Josh Derwent would normally be working with her so why is he off the case?I found this to be a complete page turner and the story moved along at a fast pace. As with the last book, Derwent is a fantastic character, taking centre stage in this book for all the wrong reasons. I'm looking forward to a return to his acerbic comments in book 5. Maeve is also a great character and using her to tell the story works very well. Great stuff!