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Arson accident or murderAfter a fire rips through a North London tower block two bodies are found locked in an 11th floor flat But is the third victim that ensures the presence of detective Maeve Kerriga I took a long break from reading police procedures as they all seemed to be merging into oneBut then I noticed I had a backlist book from Netgalley that needed my attention so I thought ok today is the dayAlthough this is book 6 in the Maeve Kerrigan series I didn t feel entirely that I was lost in the bases of this case only in backstory in certain ways This author writes and pulls in the mystery the excitement and the reader by keeping you guessing Well that s how it felt for meSo what s happening on level 11And what is this leading toA very well thought out plot with realistic charactersThoroughly enjoyed thisIf you like mystery DI procedures and things that keep you guessing Here you are

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After the Fire

Prived culturally diverse Maudling EstateAs Maeve and her senior colleague Derwent pick through the wreckage they uncover the secret world of the 11th floor where everyone seems to have something to hide Maeve goes maverickA fire in a block of flats leaves three people dead and one little girl terribly injured The fire inspectors suspect it may have been arson and when it turns out that one of the victims was a much hated politician who had no known reason to be in the building it looks as though murder may have been the aim But as Maeve Kerrigan and the team begin to investigate they discover that many of the residents have secrets and that there is than one possible motive for the arsonThis is another strong entry in the Maeve Kerrigan series with a complex and interesting plot and Casey s trademark fair play the clues are all there though the reader will probably only spot them after the solution is revealed The setting of the block of flats allows Casey to develop several different story strands for the various residents and she handles them with aplomb making sure that each is brought to a satisfying conclusion Two of the victims are women who have been trafficked into the sex trade one is a lonely old woman almost a prisoner in her flat because of the constantly broken lift another is in hiding with her young son from her abusive husband Then there s the extended family who seem to be under the thumb of their elderly matriarch and who are suspiciously well off considering none of them seem to have legitimate jobs Maeve working again in partnership with Josh Derwent must try to discover which of them was the target in case the wrong people died and the intended victim might still be in dangerThe running sub plot regarding Maeve s stalker also continues in the background and I fear in this storyline Maeve seems to be turning into a traditional maverick copper willing to bend or break the rules and use or instigate violence even when it seems unnecessary There s also a lot angst in this than in the earlier books with Maeve s personal life having taken a nose dive In fact she doesn t actually seem to have a personal life any not even the fun phone messages from her mother But then I accept I seem to be in a small minority of reviewers certainly though I m less sure about the wider group of readers who prefer their detectives not to be messed up and violent than the criminalsFor the most part however the book concentrates on the main plot regarding the fire and is at its strongest when it does with Maeve behaving as the competent team playing officer she has always been Una Burt is now in charge and she and Maeve are beginning to appreciate each other a little now that they re working closely Casey is always excellent at characterisation and not just of the main characters Each of the residents in the flats is well drawn she gives us enough information to make us care about them or dislike them as appropriate without bogging us down in endlessly detailed backstories The MaeveJosh relationship is developed further becoming something that feels almost dark as Maeve leans and heavily on this bullying sexist macho man who is the only person she confides in and who seems to have appointed himself her guardian and watchdog telling her how to run her life outside work as well as in I m not at all sure where Casey is heading with it hopefully not towards romance but it s intriguing especially the way Maeve appears to be allowing him to control her He seems as much of a stalker as her stalker at points but at least this means he s always at hand to rescue her from the difficulties she s constantly getting herself into In their lighter moments however the pair still provide the humour that lifts the tone of the book and keeps it an enjoyable read despite the darker and maverick elementsOverall another strong outing that I am sure most fans will thoroughly enjoy Because of the running storylines I would suggest that anyone new to the series should read them in order starting with The BurningNB This book was provided for review by the publisher Random House Eburywwwfictionfanblogwordpresscom

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N and the murder suad It appears that controversial MP Geoff Armstrong trapped by the fire chose to jump to his death rather than wait for rescue But what was such a right wing politician doing in the de 45 starsI am converted and these are now on the must read list I finished this instalment in one day gripped by the pacing and plot line It was only recently that I read The Burning which was an excellent start to a detective series This was mainly due to Jane Casey s skill with her characters something which has improved to mastery in book 6I am fascinated by the people in her books from the main protagonists Maeve and Derwent to the other police side characters and the dead Each individual is a totality a complete person without easy classification I used Twitter to jokingly ask Casey whether I am supposed to like Derwent or not but I love that I m not sure He confounds the usual book tropes that of love interest grumpy but harmless cop sexless friend He can be seriously challenging unlikeable and reckless But he can also be protective caring reliable Like people I know and every reader knows he is not one thing or another his ualities don t all fall on the side of likeable or unlikeable His relationship with Maeve does not conform to the expected cliched romance Maeve Kerrigan is even better conceptualised She faces challenges and is battered by them for most of this novel she is struggling with her past relationships current case and being stalked by Swain who is from a previous book that I hadn t read She is not a superwoman things affect her She is intelligent and dedicated her hard work helps solve cases She s someone I want to know about read about and support Staring at my Kindle screen i m cheering her all the wayMany thanks to Jane Casey St Martin s Press and Netgalley for this copy in exchange for an honest review


10 thoughts on “After the Fire

  1. says:

    Reread Complete 13 Below is original review from first time round I am absolutely in love with this series Completely hook line and sinker They

  2. says:

    I have just loved every book I have read in the Maeve Kerrigan series you just cannot go wrong with it After th

  3. says:

    I took a long break from reading police procedures as they all seemed to be merging into oneBut then I noticed I had a backlist book from Net

  4. says:

    45 starsI am converted and these are now on the must read list I finished this instalment in one day gripped by the pacing and plot line It was only recently that I read The Burning which was an excellent start to a detective series This was mainly due to Jane Casey's skill with her characters something which has improved to mastery in book 6I am fascinated by the people in her books from the main protagonists Maeve a

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    Hurrah The latest Maeve Kerrigan We are so lucky that the wait is finally over Anyone who hasn’t found this series yet you simply must READ THEM ALL I have missed Derwent so much and Maeve But mostly Derwent I love DerwentThe action takes us to Murchison House on the Maudling council estate a grotty high rise in a dodgy run down area of the city A fire starts in the tower block destroying multiple lives and homes Geoff Armstron

  6. says:

    Thank you to Net Galley and Random House for giving me a copy of 'After the Fire' by Jane Casey in exchange for a honest review Loved the book and was certainly impressed with the author but thought the title and cover design did it

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    Josh Derwent That is all

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    After the Fire by Jane Casey is a 2015 Minotaur publicationOnce Jane Casey creates a moody turbulent atmospheric crime story disguised as a standard police procedural This series gets better with each installment

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    Maeve goes maverickA fire in a block of flats leaves three people dead and one little girl terribly injured The fire inspectors suspec

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    Casey has earned her place in the small top tier of my most admired and loved crime novelists Each book in this series showcases her growing skill and unmissable talent This one once again surpassed the earlier books in stakes raised at all le