Let the Dead Speak by Jane Casey Book Review

I love a good ‘Whodunit’, and ‘Let the Dead Speak’ ticked all the boxes.

Knowing I was away on holiday, I knew I could not pass up the chance to read this book by Jane Casey.

Here’s the blurb –
A murder without a body: Eighteen-year-old Chloe Emery returns to her West London home one day to find the house covered in blood and Kate, her mother, gone. There may not be a body, but everything else points to murder.
A girl too scared to talk: Maeve Kerrigan is young, ambitious and determined to prove she’s up to her new role as detective sergeant. She suspects Chloe is holding something back, but best friend Bethany Norris won’t let Maeve get close. What exactly is Bethany protecting Chloe from?
A detective with everything to prove: As the team dig deeper into the residents of Valerian Road, no one is above suspicion. All Maeve needs is one person to talk, but that’s not going to happen. Because even in a case of murder, some secrets are too terrible to share…
When the living won’t talk, let the dead speak.”

What I thought –

The book had me hooked at the word go. I didn’t want to put it down. The characters are well drawn and quite fleshy. The suspense had me going until the end.
It had quite a few unexpected twists which made me want to keep reading on and I stayed up late to finish it.

A good thriller must have the element of surprise and a bit of the sinister in my opinion and this book had it all. A perfect holiday read as you’ll want the finish it in one go.

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