Blog Tour: The Cutting Place by Jane Casey

April 17, 2020 Book review 4 ★★★★½

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Cutting Place by Jane Casey. I have to start with a HUGE confession, I haven’t read a Jane Casey book in years and I’m jumping straight in at book 9 on a well established series. What could go wrong?! Nothing as it turns out, except that I need to buy and read the other 8 books immediately. It was FAB!

Thanks to HarperCollins for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Blog Tour: The Cutting Place by Jane CaseyThe Cutting Place (Maeve Kerrigan, Book 9) by Jane Casey
Published by HarperCollins on April 3, 2020
Genres: Thrillers, Crime, Mystery & Detective, Police Procedural, Suspense
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-half-stars

Everyone's heard the rumours about elite gentlemen's clubs, where the champagne flows freely, the parties are the height of decadence . . . and the secrets are darker than you could possibly imagine.

DS Maeve Kerrigan finds herself in an unfamiliar world of wealth, luxury and ruthless behaviour when she investigates the murder of a young journalist, Paige Hargreaves. Paige was working on a story about the Chiron Club, a private society for the richest and most privileged men in London. Then she disappeared.

It's clear to Maeve that the members have many secrets. But Maeve is hiding secrets of her own – even from her partner DI Josh Derwent. Will she uncover the truth about Paige’s death? Or will time run out for Maeve first?

ARC REVIEW BOOKLOVE CRIME Murder Mystery suspense

First line of The Cutting Place

For a few moments, it was the quietest place in London”

My thoughts on The Cutting Place

I devoured this book. Detective Maeve Kerrigan’s latest task involves delving deep into the dirty underbelly of an exclusive Gentleman’s Club in London. The members feel safe committing all kinds of dark deeds thinking that their own private haven of male privilege will protect them. Enter Maeve to show them their safe place isn’t so safe.

I love a gutsy, clever, resourceful female lead who thrives on the adrenaline rush of the hunt. The nail-bitingly fast-paced action resulted in me sitting on the edge of seat and ignoring everyone while I absorbed every suspenseful twist. And then furiously working my brain to catch up with Maeve who was always 2 steps ahead of me.

Despite jumping in late to the series, I was all over the chemistry between Maeve and her sidekick Detective Derwent. I loved the banter and intensity between them, and can’t wait to go back and discover their full history.

#TheCuttingPlace by @janecaseyauthor had me on the edge of my seat with nail-bitingly fast-paced action. Count me as her newest fan to this cracker of a series. @HCinIreland Click To Tweet

And to top it all Jane Casey’s prose is just lovely. It thrusts you straight into the action, and you get better believe your heart is going to get battered and broken before you put this book down. Count me as her newest fan and I’m doing a little happy dance to have discovered such a cracker of a series. That’s my lockdown sorted!

Rating Report
Characters
four-half-stars
Setting
four-half-stars
Pace
five-stars
Did I feel it?
four-half-stars
Overall: four-half-stars

Who should read The Cutting Place by Jane Casey

I highly recommend this book to you if you enjoy fast-paced suspense, and strong female characters, or if you want a snoop inside a ‘gentleman’s’ club. Fans of authors such as Liz Nugent, Jo Spain and Patricia Gibney might also enjoy.

About Jane Casey

Jane Casey is no stranger to the crime world. Married to a criminal barrister, she’s got the inside track on some of the country’s most dangerous offenders, giving her writing an unsettlingly realistic feel.

This authenticity has made her novels international bestsellers and critical successes. They have been nominated for several awards and in 2015 Jane won both the Mary Higgins Clark Award and Irish Crime Novel of the Year for The Stranger You Know and After the Fire, respectively, and won the Irish Independent Crime Novel of the Year Award for Cruel Acts, at the Irish Books Awards 2019. She is also an active member of Killer Women, a London- based group of crime writers.

Born in Dublin, Jane now lives in southwest London with her family.

four-half-stars

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