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The Intrusions

(Carrigan and Miller #3)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  587 ratings  ·  98 reviews
Described as 'addictive' (Financial Times), 'brimming with suspense' (Daily Express), 'masterful' (Daily Mirror) and 'strikingly modern' (Sunday Times) Stav Sherez's two previous Carrigan and Miller novels were both shortlisted for the Theakstons's Crime Novel of the Year, in 2013 and 2014.

When a distressed young woman arrives at their station claiming her friend has been
Paperback, 323 pages
Published 2020 by Europa Editions
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This is my first Stav Sherez novel and I am so impressed with it. It is an intelligent literary crime thriller that comes from a very dark place and terrifies the hell out of you. It is set in the dilapidated and murky district of Bayswater in London. DS Geneva Miller finds herself interviewing a heavily drugged young woman, Madison Carter, who claims that her friend, Anna Becker, was abducted in an alley by a man in a van and who is going to come back for her. Geneva pays a preliminary visit to ...more
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars. Yikes! I feel like I just came off an intense ride. I had never heard of Stav Sherez and his Carrigan and Miller series before reading The Intrusions. This is the third in the series. Taking place in London, it focuses on the disappearance and murder of a number of young women. The women are stalked on the internet, drugged and abducted. Sherez has constructed a very tight and clever mystery. At times, it's hard to read because it really delves into the vulnerability of young women to ...more
Mar 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I feel like stomping my feet and throwing a tantrum because I can’t find a clue on the internet about a fourth book in this Carrigan and Miller series!

Carrigan and Geneva are investigating the death of a young woman who was drugged and abducted. Then they find evidence of two others. The investigation is laid out step by logical step, and where it leads should scare the crap out of every computer user out there, especially in light of the current Facebook-Cambridge Analytica fiasco.

The author in
This is one of several current thrillers that deal with cyber stalking & the shadowy side of social media. When it comes to the internet, the possibilities for scaring the pants off us are endless & the author takes full advantage in this gritty read.

DS Geneva Miller & boss DI Jack Carrigan are forced to educate themselves when they end up investigating the abduction/murder of young women with ties to a local backpackers’ hostel. It’s the type of place that caters to young, transient foreigners
Stephen Clynes
Mar 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Follow Detectives Carrigan and Miller in this British crime thriller. Although this is the third book in the series, it can be read as a standalone. I have not read any book written by Stav Sherez before but this was recommended by a friend on Goodreads.

I found this novel to get off to a poor start and I did not engage with Detectives Carrigan and Miller. The story appeared to be quite dull although it involved a missing young woman in alarming circumstances. But I urge readers to bear with it a
Liz Barnsley
The Intrusions is a joy to read even through the fear (switches computer off, deletes all social media never uses a credit card again fear) because as usual for this particular author it is so beautifully written both in style and substance that the world just goes away.

I’ve loved all the books but I am particularly fond of the Carrigan and Miller series because of the beautifully flawed, memorable characters – and I’m not just talking about the main pair here – the gritty yet gorgeous realism i
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-thrillers
The Intrusions – A Slick Thriller

Stav Sherez has brought back detectives DI Carrigan and DS Miller in The Intrusions and what we get is a slick, modern thriller that always has an unexpected twist at the end. I am always impressed with Sherez’s thrillers in that they are modern in setting and challenging our current knowledge, while the belief in justice shines through.

We see two back packers that are resident in one of Bayswater’s hostels drinking in a local club, both share a drink, but they b
Sep 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thriller, crime
The Intrusions is book three in the Carrigan and Miller series by Stav Sherez. Detective Sergeant Geneva Miller was walking through the reception hall of the police station when Madison Carter grabbed her asking for help to find her friend. At first, no one believed Madison until her friend Anna Becker was found murdered. The readers of "The Intrusions" will go on a roller coaster ride with Detective Sergeant Geneva Miller and Detective Inspector Jack Carrigan to find the killer of Madison Carte ...more
Elaine Tomasso
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Netgalley and Faber and Faber for an advance copy of The Intrusions, the third London based police procedural featuring DI Jack Carrigan and DS Geneva Miller.

Carrigan is under investigation for some illegal activities he undertook during his last investigation (Eleven Days) and his mother is in a coma but he puts these worries to one side when a new case comes in. In the meantime Miller is mulling over the reported disappearance of Anna Becker, a backpacker who was drugged
Pat (not getting friend updates currently)
Ah Stav Sherez you've done it again. You've given us another twisty, convoluted mystery - just the way I like them. The events in this book test both Carrigan and Miller to the limit.

Carrigan is facing big trouble from Professional Standards for some of his actions in the previous case (detailed in the book Eleven Days). But murder waits for no one. The body of a young woman is found in an abandoned house. She has died of exsanguination, the killer cut her jugular precisely and she was posed aft
Visit the locations if you dare:Intrusions in Baywater

I am now officially traumatised. The end of the prologue in particular will ever stay in my mind. As will most other moments this novel throws at you.

The premise is haunting, the setting the darkest dankest corners of Bayswater in London and some of the punchiest, panic inducing set ups since time began. Haha yes and there are some sick people out there wandering about London's streets if this novel is anything to go by.

This grabbed me as mor
Craig Sisterson
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, british
If you haven't yet read Stav Sherez, do yourself a favour: go to your favorite bookstore and grab a copy of one of his books today. Even though this is the third in his excellent series starring police detectives Carrigan and Miller, Sherez isn't your standard police procedural series author. He writes literary crime thrillers with a joyfully dark heart, which just happen to involve police investigators.

Sherez beautifully entwines style and substance in his crime novels, delivering some heft wit
Dec 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent, fully deserves the award.
Now on to the first two in the series!
Daniel Shindler
I have rounded my review up to 3.5 stars. This is the first book I have read by this author. It is a well plotted book that raised disturbing issues about our cyber and technological interactions on social media and beyond. DS Miller interviews a distraught and hysterical young woman, Madison Carter,who claims that her friend Anna Becker has been drugged and kidnapped during a girls night out. Although Madison is clearly under the influence of drugs herself, DS Miller senses that there may be so ...more
Joanna Elm
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a gem of a find. I’d never heard of Stav Sherez until I read that his novel The Intrusions was awarded the 2018 Theakston Old Peculier (yes, that’s how you spell it) Crime Novel Award. Lee Child, who is the chair of judges for this top crime fiction award in the UK, said of this winner: “a brilliant and organic blend of ancient terror and suspense with modern issues as its core.”

Indeed. The antagonist in this fast-moving, superbly-paced procedural uses a specific form of cyberstalking to tr
Rob Kitchin
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Instrusions is the third novel in the Carrigan and Miller series. Unlike the first two, which had strong political foci, this outing is a more straightforward police procedural tale that pits the wits of the two main protagonists against a serial killer preying on female backpackers and also their bosses. At first it seems that Sherez has strayed from the political edginess that set the series apart into typical crime fiction cliché territory. However, the novelty in the tale is the contempo ...more
Richard Howard
This won this year's 'Theakston's' award for best crime novel. Having read the previous two in the series and been vaguely disappointed with each, I decided to read this one. I must be missing something, as it just reads like a run of the mill thriller to me. I certainly found it more interesting than the previous two books but still cannot understand why Stav Sherez is rated so highly. 'The Intrusions' is very well written: the plot is topical and well researched; the narrative has pace. But, o ...more
Marina Sofia
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this one very quickly: the transient backpacker population and the online stalking really got to me. I thought I had grown sick of the serial killer meme in fiction, but this is a very different twist on it. I don't know if I'll ever be able to go online again without panicking slightly.
Side note: I'd love to find out more about Geneva's poetry - or read her mother's.
Feb 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I recently finished reading The Intrusions by Stav Sherez and can confirm that I am now totally freaked out. This is normally the point where I say, ‘but in a good way’. However, I’m not all that sure that being *this* freaked out and a tad too nervous to log on to the internet is, in any way, a good thing or how it could be seen ‘in a good way’. I am of course jesting (a little) and I’m not really worried (well, maybe a smidge). Flipping heck!

The Intrusions is the third book in the Carrigan and
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It’s always a bit of an event for me to try a new author. I am stuck in my ways in some respects and always fall to tried and true authors, especially if I am buying a book. I like to think I have been lucky as there are very few books I have read that I don’t like, and nearly all the new to me authors have been fabulous. This is no exception. I have heard of Stav Sherez and when he won the Theakston Crime novel of the year award at Harrogate with this book. I thought I would give it a go. My ve ...more
Apr 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Third in a series of police procedural novels allowed the further development of the two officers as they investigate the horrible abduction and killing of a young woman living hostel life in London .
The story shifts into a the intrusiveness of the computer, laptop and phone and the idea of being stalked via your device , and a community of ratters , individuals selling access to peoples computers thus allowing them to be watched totally unawares- very creepy.
Added to this Carrigan is under inve
Ilene Harris
Aug 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Young women are being drugged, abducted, tortured and murdered by a serial killer, all seemingly unrelated. But, these women had something in common and clues were found in a photograph where all of the victims are in it. The killings were for revenge. But what? Carrigan and Geneva investigate the case which takes them to a hostel and employment agency for clues. This is the third in a series by Stav Sherez, ending in a cliff hanger. Will Carrigan go to jail for conducting an illegal search in ...more
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
A brilliant intense thriller which quite rightly gets compared to Prime Suspect. I was gripped from the start to the very end. Word of warning don’t read the prologue just before you’re about to turn your light off and go to sleep 😱 although that was one ways to grab my attention in the first 10 pages!

Trigger warning for online stalking and violence against women.
Mar 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A well written and gripping story but unfortunately the plot seemed a little unoriginal. So three stars rather than four.
Gordon Mcghie
Feb 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Intrusions gripped me. Totally, completely hooked me from the outset. I read it in three sittings and each time I had to put down the book (to go and do the day job) I was counting down the minutes until the time when I could pick it up and begin reading again.

What made matters worse was that when I found out what the Intrusions from the title actually were I became more than a little freaked out. Not only was I dying to get back to reading, I was obsessing slightly about plot threads from t
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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**** I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway****

This is my first time reading a Stav Sherez book, and after reading this, it won't be my last! What a great book! I was hooked from the first page, and continued to be gripped for the rest of the book. Well written, (Stav Sherez has a great way with words) and a great storyline! Highly recommend!
Oct 21, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: book-club-reads
2.5 stars.

This was another book club book and so not one I'd chosen to read myself. Despite that, I was intrigued by the blurb on the back and thought I'd rather enjoy it. While there were parts that were quite good, overall it was rather disappointing for a number of reasons.

First off, it was rather predictable. While I was not able to see every twist coming, there were enough to make it rather predictable after the first part of the investigation. The Madison twist for instance, I saw that com
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Even if you catch me, there’s hundreds of thousands just like me all over the world, cruising the web, looking for prey…You’ll never feel safe again.”

One of the most chilling thrillers to be published in recent times, The Intrusions gives a sneak peek into what technology can do, how a crime can be committed without being seen or heard, how someone’s entire life can be turned into hell with a single click. In his latest book, Stav Sherez takes the reader for a topsy-turvy, mind nerving ride int
Liz Mistry
Jan 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As I write this review, I must confess to having first nipped out to the shops to buy some Blu Tak. If you take the time to read Stav's article, Be warned your webcam is watching you , you'll know why - thanks for the tip, Stav!
The Intrusions is one of those books that when it grips you (for me at about three chapters in) it is relentless. Perhaps it's to do with our complete fascination for the possibilities, good and bad, of the 'internet age'. Whatever it is, it seems that Sheraz has capture
J Earl
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Intrusions is the third volume in the Carrigan and Miller series from Stav Sherez. I have not read the preceding volumes and found that this could easily be read as a standalone. That said I do plan to read the previous books when I can.

The procedural aspect of the novel is very good, keeping the reader wanting to read the next chapter. There was one event that surprised me, but I won't go into detail to avoid spoilers. It did provide one of the twists to the story and the surprise consisted
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Born in 1970, Sherez grew up in London and attended Latymer Upper School and the University of Leeds.

Stav Sherez is a British novelist whose first novel The Devil's Playground was published in 2004 by Penguin Books and was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger.

Sherez's second novel, The Black Monastery, is published by Faber & Faber in April 2009.

From 1999 to 2004 he was a main contributor t

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