The Cutting Place Book Review
|Title:||The Cutting Place|
|Published:||April 16, 2020, Harper Collins|
|No. of Pages:||400|
|Cover Price:||$15.67 Hardcover, $5.99 Kindle|
The Cutting Place is the 9th installment in the bestselling Maeve Kerrigan series by Jane Casey. Maeve and Derwent are investigating the murder of a girl whose body has been cut into pieces and thrown into the river. Once identified as a journalist who was on the verge of releasing a story on a men’s only club that has had some nefarious activities among their wealthy members, the detectives set about to find out just why the journalist was murdered and who murdered her.
The setting is in London, which adds some charm to the novel. Maeve and Derwent are unique characters, and while there are times when they don’t get along really well, they seem to be a good team. They care about and look out for each other, and in most circumstances are good for each other.
There are some sub-plots in this novel which are interesting, and further help develop the characters. Maeve has a new boyfriend, Seth, and Derwent is not thrilled that they are dating. One of the suspects turns out to have ties to Derwent, and Maeve knows all about it but has kept it from Derwent for some time. It all sounds like a mess, and is, but for some reason the novel flows and everything comes out in a well-written story that is easy to follow and keeps readers on the edge of their seats.
Previous fans of this series will want to pick this novel up immediately. It can be read as a standalone, however, so it is good for first-time readers, too. The previous books in the series will be ones that readers will read to catch up on Maeve’s and Derwent’s history.
Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.
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