Friday, March 28, 2014

Review ~ The Burning by Jane Casey

The Burning
by Jane Casey

A serial killer who wants to watch you burn…The media call him The Burning Man, a brutal murderer who has beaten four young women to death, before setting their bodies ablaze in secluded areas of London’s parks. And now the fifth victim has been found…Maeve Kerrigan is an ambitious detective constable, keen to make her mark on the murder task force. Her male colleagues believe Maeve’s empathy makes her weak, but the more she learns about the latest victim, Rebecca Haworth, from her grieving friends and family, the more determined Maeve becomes to bring her murderer to justice. But how do you catch a killer no one has seen? And when so much of the evidence they leave behind has gone up in smoke?

My review:
3 out of 5 stars

There were two plots within this story, one was extremely fast-paced and interesting and the other one was sluggish and highly predictable. Sadly, with so many descriptions and details, the story progressed entirely to slow and seemed to drag on forever.  I love details, but this story had too many which dragged it down and made it regrettably hard to get involved.  Overall, this was a well-written book with great character development; it was just not my cup of tea.  If you love to read about police procedures and what it takes to solve a crime described with a lot of details, then I would recommend this book.  

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