- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 467 KB
- Print Length: 389 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1447225643
- Publisher: Pan (8 Nov 2012)
- Language: English
- Sold by: Amazon UK, Amazon US
When a body is found in a locked house, Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is left to not only find the killer but discover how they got in and out.
With little in the way of leads and a journalist that seems to know more about the case than she does, Jessica is already feeling the pressure – and that’s before a second body shows up in identical circumstances to the first.
How can a murderer get to victims in seemingly impossible situations and what, if anything, links the bodies?
My Rating: ★★★★ (4 out of 5)
This is the first in a series of British Crime novels featuring the Manchester based Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel.
As a wannabee British Crime writer I know I need to read other work in this, my genre and Kerry Wilkinson is one of those self-publishing success stories. He had a day job, wrote a book and self-published it. Then wrote some more and published them. They rocketed to the top of the UK Amazon best sellers list and his books have sold into 6 figures. Impressive enough to be snapped up to a long-term 6-book publishing contract with PAN/Macmillan.
The books are easy to read and the characters engaging. This is written in third-person and predominantly from the main character’s POV. It is nice to read a book where the main character is a woman detective. Most tend to still favour male leads and, I think, he’s done a good job.
The story has enough twists and turns although I guessed whodunnit midway through the book, I enjoyed the story to the end.
For UK folk, this book is on e-book sale for on 66p at the time of writing this review. US Amazon it’s available for a $1. If you like reading crime novels I recommend you give this a go. Cheaper than some newspapers!