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…
Maeve Kerrigan and her colleagues pursue "the Gentleman Killer," who poses his victims' corpses in pristine white on beds of flowers, in Casey's exciting if flawed fourth police procedural featuring the London detective constable (after 2012's The Last Girl). For Kerrigan, the case hits dangerously close to home, both because of her kinship to the victims, who are also attractive, single, professional women, and because of the eerie similarities to the murder of 15-year-old Angela Poole two decades earlier, in which the prime suspect was none other than Kerrigan's own infuriatingly sexist but often inspired partner, Det. Insp. Josh Derwent. Torn between conflicting loyalties, Kerrigan is tested even further when it starts to look as if she might be turning into a target herself. With its vibrant cast of characters, not least of them the feisty but fragile Kerrigan, this page-turner should reward series fans and newcomers alike right up until the disappointing deus ex machina denouement.