When I first started this book, I didn't think i was going to like it. But after a couple chapters, I was hooked. Maeve Kerrigan has two strikes against her in the London police force: she is a woman and she is Irish. But she loves being a cop and she is determined not to be pushed out of the investigation into The Burning Man, a London serial killer who sets his victims on fire. The latest victim is Rebecca Haworth. But there are discrepancies and her boss thinks it might be a copycat and assigns Maeve to investigate. She is upset at being pushed out of the serial killer investigation but then becomes convinced there is another killer at work and she won't quit until she catches him.
The author alternates the chapters between Maeve and Louise North, Rebecca's best friend, keeping the reader guessing if Louise knows something or is going to be the next victim.
The story was a fast-paced, well-crafted thriller that I had a hard time putting down at night. I thought I knew who the killer was early on, but then I would keep doubting myself.
I hope the author writes another book with Kerrigan, I think she would be great in a series.
I highly recommend this book.
my rating 5/5