The Cutting Place by Jane Casey – Book Review



From award-winning author Jane Casey comes an incredibly exciting new Maeve Kerrigan crime thriller!

You’ve got to be in the club to know the truth.

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?



This is #9 in the Maeve Kerrigan series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone but you will be missing out on a really great series.

When a body part is found by a mudlarker on the Thames shore, an investigation begins to find the identity of the remains and how they died.

They belong to a journalist, who believed she had an explosive story about the secretive Chiron Club whose members are rich and powerful men.

Maeve takes a short stint at undercover work at an event at the Chiron Club to see if she can find out more. Are the rumours true? Was Paige onto something before she died and did it result in her death?

Meanwhile, Maeve has a boyfriend, Seth, he seems the perfect man, attentive and romantic, but her friends feel he is changing her. Derwent really doesn’t like him and he’s suspicious of his motives, to say the least.

Maeve also has a secret, which comes to light and threatens her close friendship with Derwent.

This really is an astounding read, it is a murder mystery, a thriller but also about relationships, secrets and domestic violence. The domestic violence is brutal, honest and told in a non sensational way, that anyone can be a victim.

So well written,with great well developed characters and clever, dark and tension filled plot. I think this is the best in the series so far…..I loved every minute.

Thank you to The Pigeonhole and Harper Collins for an ARC of this amazing book. This is my honest and unbiased review.


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