A killer behind bars is still killing....
Dead bodies are piling up for Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel. Usually when a serial killer is on the loose, the pressure would be building to find the perpetrator, but the victims are all hardened criminals themselves. The national media can't believe their luck with an apparent vigilante on the streets while Jessica's new boss seems grateful someone else is doing their job for them.
But things aren't so straightforward when forensics matches blood from the apparent killer to a man already behind bars.
©2011 Kerry Wilkinson (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
It's an easy going who dunnit - good old fashioned police work without any gore or violence. The narrator is great and keeps the story line moving along nicely. There isn't a big twist and you won't be shocked - it's just a nice book to listen too.
Jessica the lead character is well drawn - flaws an all she's very believable.
"Kerry strikes again"
Kerry Wilkinson continues to produce gripping thrillers & this is no different
Equal to any Morse or Frost novel due to the strength of the characters & plot
The final twist
It was a good, satisfying ending.
This was a good tale. It nipped along at a fast pace and kept me involved. It loses a star because the writing was sloppy at times. On a few occasions, I found myself thinking of how the sentences could have been constructed better.
"An easy listen"
This isn't a book to keep u up at night. Not gory or psycho thriller.
This is the second book that I have read in the series and the characters really do seem to be coming alive this time.
I have recently 'read' books by Rachel Abbott and Elizabeth Corley and these are definitely of a similar genre and pace. I was fortunate enough to have to drive for around three hours and the journey just flew by.
I must admit that Becky Hindley's accents are slightly annoying, but then the author clearly describes characters from all around the country and to that extent she makes a valiant effort.
I have really enjoyed this series. The characters are well written and the plots are engaging. I started this series about two months ago and since then I have been hooked. Jessica's character is likeable and easy to relate to. I now eagerly await the new book in the series coming in 2016. would definitely recommend to a friend. voice over also pleasant.
"suspense with a dash of humour"
This is a good detective book. what i really like is that the characters feel very real and you care about them. There is suspense, but it's not gritty- instead, there is some light humour thrown in. This is book 2 in a series and it gives quite a bit away about what happened in the first one, so I recommend that you start with book 1!!
regarding the performance, I found that the person reading it didn't do different voices that well, so it wasn't always clear which character was speaking, but that's just a minor quibble.
As usual a good story. Gets a bit silly at times and far fetched, but none the less a good and enjoyable listen.
"Another good yarn"
Enjoyed, but read it far too quickly! I like the reader. Another reviewer said that they recognised the story, but I didn't and, as Audible could testify, I've read hundreds! Will now move onto book 3.
"I suddenly realised where I'd read the plot before"
Like many others who have reviewed Kerry Wilkinson's novels I quite like the character Jessica and, again like other reviewers, I appreciate the banter between Jessica and other characters in the story. With the first book in the Jessica Daniels series I very quickly solved the puzzle and who did it, which is unusual for me. Moving on to book 2 in the series any sense of enjoyment derived from the characterisation became frustration and annoyance when, half way through the book, I realised that the plot was familiar. Given that there are so many crime novels in print/audio formats it must become challenging for writers to produce something original but what makes other crime novels better is twofold; firstly, the best selling crime writers do overwhelmingly produce stories that are original and, secondly, the very best of those writers, produce genuinely good fiction as well.
I wouldn't listen to another Kerry Wilkinson again. I gave the writer a chance by listening two novels and I was interested in his choice to self-publish. I believe the author now has a deal with a publisher but I can see why his submissions were rejected by agents; agents will be looking for original and good fiction, whatever the genre. These books/audios might sell well but so do red top newspapers; high volume sales don't necessarily equate to quality content.
Overall, I am disappointed by the two books. There's a lot of hype and, at times, anger that some writers can't get published so self-publishing seems to be viewed as the underdogs fighting back against the establishment. I am not in a position to comment on whether or not other self-published authors are talented or fairly talentless but if I buy a book I want to buy something that will enrich my life; it's a bit like choosing not to eat from chain fast food outlets - just because millions of people do it that doesn't mean to say it's good.
"Shocking but not in a good way."
I have listened to hundreds of Audio books and this is the first review I have ever left. The plot was so predictable and transparent the author made the detective look like an idiot. I stopped listening before the last chapter so....if there were any redeeming twists after that then my apologies but life is too short.
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