After the Fire by Jane Casey

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After the Fire | Jane Casey | 2015 | Ebury | 464p | Review copy | Buy the book

After the Fire by Jane CaseyMurchison House, on north London’s Maudling Estate, burns. The tenth and eleventh floors are destroyed, their wreckage concealing three bodies, two of them holding each other, trapped behind locked doors. This is an estate full of secrets and nothing reveals that quite as much as the body found at the bottom of the tower block – controversial right wing MP Geoff Armstrong jumped, choosing certain death above being discovered alive in this place. Outside Murchison House a young boy is found, lost, missing his mother, but calling himself by two names. So many secrets. Police officer Maeve Kerrigan and her boss Josh Derwent are given the case and it’s inevitable that their personal feelings will be affected as they work their way through the homes and families of the tenth and…

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