From award-winning author Jane Casey comes a gripping new detective novella set in the world of Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent.
A murder in broad daylight…
A teenage girl is killed on a London bus. The case should be simple. The bus was full of witnesses, and there are cameras everywhere.
A hunt for a killer…
But the more DC Georgia Shaw and her colleagues Maeve Kerrigan and Josh Derwent delve into the crime, the more elusive the answers become.
A case that spirals out of control…
It seems impossible that no one saw anything, but soon the leads run cold. Will they uncover what really happened, or will the killer get away with murder?
For fans of the Maeve Kerrigan series, this is a story with a difference. Told from Georgia’s point of view, we see Maeve and Josh from the outside…like you’ve never seen them before.
Praise for Jane Casey:
‘A gripping, chillingly believable book that holds a mirror to the dark side of high society. The Cutting Place is Jane Casey’s best book yet – and that’s really saying something’ Erin Kelly
‘The Cutting Place is SO good. I love Maeve so much and this is a really gripping, timely plot’ Elly Griffiths
‘Jane Casey is among our very best crime novelists and this is her best book. So far…’ Liz Nugent
‘Her best yet. Heartpounding and SO MOVING! If you haven’t read the Maeve Kerrigan series, start RIGHT NOW. I ENVY you’ Marian Keyes
‘Jane writes one of my very favourite police series, and this is her best yet. Terrifying, intense and devastatingly astute’ Sarah Hilary
'Topical and deeply disturbing… a superb crime novel' Sharon Bolton
‘Ferociously good and genuinely affecting. The Maeve Kerrigan series is truly the gold standard for police procedurals’ Catherine Ryan Howard
‘Full of intrigue, walk-off-the-page characters and Maeve's personal story brought even more suspense to an already captivating read. This is engrossing crime fiction with heart and I loved it’ Olivia Kiernan
‘Tense, dramatic and sharply written yet still contains the moments of tenderness and humour that makes Casey's writing stand out from the crowd.’ Sinéad Crowley
‘Engaging, smart and addictive…superb’ Will Dean
‘A terrific book…Jane Casey’s books are a must read’ Patricia Gibney
‘The Cutting Place is pitch perfect. I ripped through it, unable to stop myself’ Sam Baker
‘I couldn’t love Maeve Kerrigan or Josh Derwent more’ Cressida McLaughlin
‘Her best yet, and ain’t THAT saying something’ Lucy Mangan
‘A classy, astute, timely, whip-smart read’ Lucy Atkins
About the author
Jane Casey has written ten crime novels for adults and three for teenagers. A former editor, she is married to a criminal barrister who ensures her writing is realistic and as accurate as possible.
This authenticity has made her novels international bestsellers and critical successes. The Maeve Kerrigan series has been nominated for many awards: in 2015 Jane won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for The Stranger You Know and Irish Crime Novel of the Year for After the Fire. In 2019, Cruel Acts was chosen as Irish Crime Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. It was a Sunday Times bestseller.
Born in Dublin, Jane now lives in southwest London with her husband and two children.