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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

The Reckoning: A Crime Novel

I lovelovelovelovelove a good mystery. I just do. So when I came across a description and positive reviews of Jane Casey's The Reckoning, I was sold and picked it up last week.

Maeve Kerrigan is a police officer thrown into a case that will chill you to the bones--a man is targeting perpetrators of sex crimes and brutally torturing and murdering them. As Maeve investigates these killings a deeper truth starts to become unearthed; this case is far more complicated than a simple avenging angel. The truth will send Maeve all over London on a hunt for a band of killers working on a greater scale--and it may leave Maeve emotionally scarred in the process.

I lovelovelovelove crime novels, so I sunk my teeth into this one like a hungry vampire. I loved London as the setting and I found Maeve to be a beautifully flawed and honestly written character. I enjoyed seeing her arc as a woman and as a cop. Her sexist and crude partner, Derwent, is a fantastic foil for Maeve and brings out her feisty side.

Regarding the story line, I won't give too much away (you know how I hate to do that), but I will say that this book isn't what you think it is. Halfway through you will take a detour into territory completely unexpected, so buckle your seatbelt and hold on to the door handle--you might be in for a bumpy ride. I loved that this story was so much deeper than it's promised premise, and I loved living in this book this week.

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