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“Casey has succeeded in writing another impossible-to-put-down thriller with surprising plot twists and well-developed, intriguing characters. Readers will want to know what happens to Kerrigan next!”
—Library Journal (starred review)
“Genuinely suspenseful and extremely well written with just a touch of The Internet Is Going to Kill You, The Reckoning will keep readers turning pages long into the night and pushing the book on friends the next day.”
—RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick)
“In sharp and supple prose, Casey illustrates both the nitty-gritty work and the keen instincts that solve crimes in this police procedural with a feminist bent, a worthy sequel to the well-received The Burning.”
“A neatly drawn study of male-female working relationships, commitment phobia and the grimier aspects of police work.”
“An enticing mix of police work, romance, evildoers, sex, and sexism. . .Casey surrounds Kerrigan, an appealing blend of confidence and self-doubt, with a large cast of well-drawn characters, including Godley and Skinner. Admirers of Elizabeth George’s ensemble police mysteries will find a lot to like.”
"Compelling. . .Casey's writing is assured and the story deftly drawn."
“A satisfyingly tension-filled, page-rifling read that comes with the added bonus of beautifully realized characters and elegant prose. [Casey] moves effortlessly into the pantheon of top Irish female crime writers, a list that includes Tana French, Alex Barclay, Arlene Hunt and Niamh O'Connor.”
—The Irish Independent
"Astute, complex, layered—and very twisted. You'll remember this one for a long time."
“Irish author Casey's impressive series debut, a taut serial killer thriller, delves deeply into the psyches of three women… Casey expertly combines a perceptive crime drama with an insightful look at the women's overlapping problems.”
—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Casey rarely puts a foot wrong in this enthralling example of a bait-and-switch novel. . .Parallel first-person narratives from either side of the thin blue line contribute hugely to the novel’s page-turning quality, although the author’s success here is largely due to her superb characterizations. . .The Burning confirms that she’s a talent to watch.”
Jane Casey is a detailed writer, making her characters seem very real and her story complex.
I enjoyed Jane Casey's The Burning, and was looking forward to The Reckoning, her latest in the DC Maeve Kerrigan series of police procedurals.
The Reckoning was a fast read, has an engaging plot with twists and turns keeping the reader interested throughout.
The story got me hooked from the start and I liked that it evolved and ended up being something entirely different than what we started with. Read morePublished 15 days ago by beaglelover
ughhhhhhhhhhh this book is the wooooooooooorst. It's like the author came up with all these interesting directions they could have taken the story in, and then just bails. Read morePublished 12 months ago by K. Sawyer
Jane Casey's Maeve Kerrigan books are fantastic!! The Reckoning was another masterpiece. Her books are true page turners. Maeve is one cool chick!!Published 12 months ago by luvnlyfe
I just recently discovered Jane Casey. This book is very well written, a combination of police procedural and thriller. Read morePublished 14 months ago by darlk
I didn't get it; was this a crime novel with a squeamish detective? Or a young adult love story? I can't imagine any contemporay Serious Crimes police division operating like the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Dusty George
I thoroughly enjoyed this well-crafted, tightly written second outing for Maeve Kerrigan. The plot proceeds at a wind-in-your-hair pace as characters race through the streets on... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Susan Morrow
Readers who like crime fiction should consider reading Jane Casey's The Reckoning. This was my first exposure to Casey, and I found her character and plot development produced a... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stephen T. Hopkins
I tried so hard not to give up. I loved her first book The Burning. This one I just struggled and struggled. I found the topic completely uninteresting and the pace was so slow. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Barbara Ann Parker
A good story . . . a few twists, but constantly predictable.
The writing is formula . . . written more for a BBC series, or after Ms. Read more