The Sunday Times bestseller and winner of the Irish Independent crime fiction book of the year!
A year ago, Leo Stone was convicted of murdering two women and sentenced to life in prison. Now he’s been freed on a technicality, and he’s protesting his innocence.
DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent are determined to put Stone back behind bars where he belongs, but the more Maeve digs, the less convinced she is that he did it.
The wrong decision could be deadly…
Then another woman disappears in similar circumstances. Is there a copycat killer, or have they been wrong about Stone from the start?
‘Magnificent’ Marian Keyes
‘Clever, classy crime fiction’ Erin Kelly
‘Brilliant’ Fiona Barton
‘Terrific’ Sarah Hilary
‘I adored this book’ Liz Nugent
‘Authentic’ Jo Spain
‘Compulsive’ Patricia Gibney
‘Powerful’ Helen Fields
‘Kept me turning the pages long into the night’ Rachel Abbott
‘Emotional’ Sinéad Crowley
‘Cruel Acts is magnificent…I could not stop reading it! Utter brilliance’ Marian Keyes
‘You’ll be checking the locks and looking over your shoulder after reading this one…clever, classy crime fiction with a conscience’ Erin Kelly
‘Jane Casey’s brilliant storytelling pulled me straight into Maeve Kerrigan’s world, leaving me breathless and wanting more’ Fiona Barton
‘Jane Casey is writing one of THE very best police series around…Terrific’ Sarah Hilary, bestselling author of the DI Marnie Rome series
‘The smartest, most empathetic writer of police procedural novels today. I absolutely, whole-heartedly adored this book’ Liz Nugent, bestselling author of Skin Deep
‘One of the most authentic police procedural writers around’ Jo Spain, bestselling author of The Confession
‘A compulsive read. The story is captivating’ Patricia Gibney, author of the Detective Lottie Parker series
‘An utterly engaging, powerful novel that had me hooked from page one’ Helen Fields, author of Perfect Remains
‘Kept me turning the pages long into the night’ Rachel Abbott, author of the Tom Douglas thriller series
‘Humane, emotional and deeply intelligent’ Sinéad Crowley, author of the DS Claire Boyle series
‘Mesmerising’ Sunday Times
‘The plot makes for a breathtaking page-turner’ Sun
‘One of the most thoroughly human and convincing police officers in the fictional ranks’ Guardian
‘Jane Casey is a terrific writer and her Maeve Kerrigan books are irresistible’ Irish Times
‘This brutal thriller doesn’t pull its punches, and it hooks till the last gasp’ Heat
‘You’ll be totally hooked’ Woman & Home
‘There are procedural crime novels and then there are procedurals written by Irish writer Jane Casey’ i
‘Real emotional depth’ Guardian, Books of the Year
‘A masterful tale of twisted psychology, trauma and betrayal’ Woman’s Weekly
‘A series that's establishing itself as one of the finest in all of crime fiction’ Irish Independent
Everything about this book is 5*
I loved everything about this book- the characters, the storyline, the writing style.
It’s the most compelling read I’ve had in a long while. I enjoyed the different slant on the usual ‘can the police catch the murderer?’ type stories, as they try to find new evidence to ensure conviction in the retrial of a convicted killer.
I hope that I’ll be reading more in this series very soon.