Monday, August 22, 2011

The Burning by Jane Casey

I won this book as a Goodreads giveaway and it was a good read. Maeve Kerrigan is a young, female detective trying to make her way up the ranks. She hopes her current case, the brutal murders of 4 women is her "big case". Instead she is assigned to another case, the murder of Rebecca Hayworth which appears to be a copycat murder. The story is told in alternating chapters by Maeve and Louise, Rebecca's friend. The initial murders take a back seat to Maeve's investigation into Rebecca's life and death. The solution to the final mystery isn't a big surprise, but the author kept my interest until the end.