From award-winning author Jane Casey comes a powerful Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seat until the final page!
How can you spot a murderer?
Leo Stone is a ruthless killer – or the victim of a miscarriage of justice. A year ago, he was convicted of the murder of two women and sentenced to life in prison. But now he’s free, and according to him, he's innocent.
DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent are determined to put Stone back behind bars where he belongs, but the more Maeve finds out, the less convinced she is of his guilt.
Then another woman disappears in similar circumstances. Is there a copycat killer, or have they been wrong about Stone from the start?
‘I couldn’t put it down’ Erin Kelly
‘The story is captivating’ Patricia Gibney
‘Cruel Acts is magnificent. I’ve loved all Jane Casey’s books but this is definitely her best one. 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: Cruel Acts is clever, classy crime fiction with a conscience. I couldn’t put it down’ Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said/She Said
‘Jane Casey’s brilliant storytelling pulled me straight into Maeve Kerrigan’s world, leaving me breathless and wanting more. Brava!’ Fiona Barton, bestselling author of The Widow
‘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
‘Cruel Acts is 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
‘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
‘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
About the author
Jane Casey is no stranger to the crime world. Married to a criminal barrister, she’s got the inside track on some of the country’s most dangerous offenders, giving her writing an unsettlingly realistic feel.
This authenticity has made her novels international bestsellers and critical successes. They have been nominated for several awards and in 2015 Jane won both the Mary Higgins Clark Award and Irish Crime Novel of the Year for The Stranger You Know and After the Fire, respectively. She is also an active member of Killer Women, a London-based group of crime writers.
Born in Dublin, Jane now lives in southwest London with her husband and two children.