The Close by Jane Casey

4.5 Stars from me

Super engrossing and enjoyable, The Close by Jane Casey is a perfect crime thriller.

Sent undercover to this seemingly idyllic little close, DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent find themselves pitted together in a ‘will they, won’t they’ situation while trying to solve a case. I normally find tropes like that one a bit unnecessary in crime thrillers but it really worked in this story and certainly added a little something to the tale.

I found The Close light enough to not be a scary or depressing read, yet tense and fast paced with a multi-layered storyline that kept my interest.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book and will be looking out for more from this author.

Blurb: At first glance, Jellicoe Close seems to be a perfect suburban street – well-kept houses with pristine lawns, neighbours chatting over garden fences, children playing together.

But there are dark secrets behind the neat front doors, hidden dangers that include a ruthless criminal who will stop at nothing.

It’s up to DS Maeve Kerrigan and DI Josh Derwent to uncover the truth. Posing as a couple, they move into the Close, blurring the lines between professional and personal as never before.

And while Maeve and Josh try to gather the evidence they need, they have no idea of the danger they face – because someone in Jellicoe Close has murder on their mind.

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