Saturday, May 3, 2014

The Burning

The Burning
By: Jane Casey
Minotaur Books


The Burning Man. It’s the name the media has given a brutal murderer who has beaten four young women to death before setting their bodies ablaze in secluded areas of London’s parks. And now there’s a fifth.

Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious detective constable, keen to make her mark on the murder task force. Her male colleagues believe Maeve’s empathy makes her weak, but the more she learns about the latest victim, Rebecca Haworth, from her grieving friends and family, the more determined Maeve becomes to bring her murderer to justice. But how do you catch a killer no one has seen when so much of the evidence has gone up in smoke?

Maeve’s frenetic hunt for a killer in Jane Casey’s gripping series debut will entrance even the most jaded suspense readers.


Haunting! Serial killer on the loose in England. We follow a girl who is terrified that she might be the burning man's next victim, the best friend of the girl who seems to be his latest victim, and the investigator trying to catch the killer.  I loved the multiple viewpoints since they are so clear and defined. They each provide a unique perspective to who the killer really is as well as the reason why. But the question is, how many killers are the police searching for? Something about the latest victim just doesn't fit the mold.

I was absolutely hooked from the very beginning. It's the type of story that you simply cannot put down because you can't wait to see what the next clue is. You will be trying to figure out just who the killer is before the police do.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter, #4)

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