Breathe To Read

Breathe To Read

Monday, August 21, 2023

Book: The Close

 Book: The Close

Author: Jane Casey

Pages: 416

This is my 72nd read for the year

This is the story of DS Maeve Kerrigan.  She and DI Josh Derwent have been assigned to pretend to be a couple in a neighborhood where a murder has occured.  They need to fool their neighbors into thinking that they are house and dog sitters while trying to figure out who the murderer is.  When a second person is murdered, the clock speeds up for these two detectives to figure out what is going on before anyone else gets hurt.

This is a pretty good book.  The two main characters were likable and the scenes with the dog they were watching were hysterical and my favorite part of the book.  The mystery wasn't easy to figure out.  What I didn't like was how much time they spent on the "possible romance" that might be developing between Maeve and Josh. And the ending was a huge let down.  It just....ended.  Very disatisfying.

I am glad I read it, but it was far from my favorite "who done it" novel.

Stars: 3

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