Kerry Wilkinson - Author

About the Author

Kerry Wilkinson is something of an accidental author. His debut, Locked In, the first title in the detective Jessica Daniel series, was written as a challenge to himself but, after self-publishing, it became a UK Number One bestseller within three months of release. Kerry then went on to have more success with the second and third titles in the series, Vigilante and The Woman in Black. Kerry has a degree in journalism and works for a national media company. He was born in Somerset but now lives in Lancashire.

Featured books by Kerry Wilkinson

Behind Closed Doors Jessica Daniel Book 7

Behind Closed Doors Jessica Daniel Book 7

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel has barely left her house in months, isolated away from friends and colleagues. She may have given up on herself but one man is sure she still has something to offer. DCI Jack Cole gives her a chance at redemption: An opportunity to help a neighbouring force by discovering what is going on with a reclusive community living in a stately home in the middle of nowhere. People are going missing, turning up dead with only a vague link back to the house. But can Jessica beat her own demons in time to find out exactly what's going on behind closed doors?

Playing with Fire Jessica Daniel Book 5

Playing with Fire Jessica Daniel Book 5

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2013

Those who play with fire are going to get burned ...Seven years ago Martin Chadwick set fire to a Manchester pub, not knowing a teenager was sleeping inside. Chadwick's release from prison is imminent, with journalists gearing up for a good old-fashioned media lynching. With the victim's father telling the papers he is out for revenge, DS Jessica Daniel is left to keep an eye on Chadwick and his fiery eighteen-year-old son. If that's not enough to keep her occupied, a private investigator is doing a fine job sticking his oar in, it looks like there's a schoolgirl suicide ring in operation, her car is working a little too well, and the endless rain continues to pound her northern home.

Other books by Kerry Wilkinson

Last Night

Last Night

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 28/03/2018

Rose Denton wakes up in her car. She has no memory of how she got there. But she knows something bad happened Theres blood on the windscreen and bonnet but its not hers and theres no sign of anything or anyone she might have hit. The last thing she remembers is being in a hotel on a business trip but now shes miles away.Back home and her daughters boyfriend is missing. The last thing he did was argue with Rose over money. He left no note, no text, no clue as to his whereabouts. The police have questions and so does Roses family. But those are little compared to the ones she has for herself.What happened last night? And, perhaps more importantly, does she really want to know the answer?A totally addictive psychological thriller which will keep you turning the pages until the final dramatic twist.What readers are saying about Last Night:Wow this had me captivated! The book went by in a flash and OMG that ending! A really really good book that I thoroughly enjoyed. I highly recommend this book, it is full of drama, tension and angst. Kerry Wilkinson is at his best with this stunning psychological thriller. I had to get my breath back at the end! Bonnies Book Talk, 5 starsAnother book to get excited about!... fast-paced, gripping and there are so many red herrings it was hard to keep up... Another big thumbs up to Mr Wilkinson! Stardust Book Reviews, 5 starsYet again, what a fantastic book by Kerry Wilkinson. His books just get better and better This book will keep you gripped right till the end. If you want a book that is fast-paced, lots of twists and turns, that will keep you guessing, this book is for you. Plus, WOW what an ending I just loved it. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. Goodreads Reviewer, 5 starsThe story was impossible to put down and I know that it is one I will read again. This is another exceptional stand-alone book from Kerry Wilkinson. Goodreads Reviewer, 5 starsOh boy what a brilliant thriller this is, packed full of twists, red herrings, secrets, betrayals and misconceptions A gripping, riveting, page-turner that had me hooked in from the first sentence right through to the unexpected, omg final page. Nickis Life of Crime, 5 starsI loved it was consistently excellent Thoroughly recommended, 10/10. Goodreads Reviewer, 5 starsA razor-sharp psychological thriller full of a whole host of red herrings that will have you questioning everything and everyone... The writing is brilliant, it kept me glued to the page, and the plot and characters were so vividly described... An ITV 3-part drama in the making! Goodreads Reviewer, 5 starsI really like Kerry's stand-alone novels ones I've read have been excellent and Last Night is no different

Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/01/2018

In bestselling crime author Kerry Wilkinson's Eye for an Eye, DI Jessica Daniel is tasked with multiple investigations while facing demons from her past. Seventeen years ago, Damian Walker abducted five women because the voices in his head told him to. Now he has been declared sane and is about to be released back onto Manchester's streets with a new identity. But within hours, there is another attack similar to his previous ones. Walker has proof it's not him - but is he reliable, and, if so, who is trying to frame him? DI Jessica Daniel and her chief are given a parallel task to the main investigation: keep an eye on Walker - but that's not all Jessica has to do. Rock star Blaine Banner is playing a series of homecoming gigs but is convinced someone's trying to kill him, while a bride-to-be is picketing the police station, demanding someone finds her missing fiance. All the while, faces from Jessica's past are watching and waiting. Someone wants a word . . .

Eye for an Eye

Eye for an Eye

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 11/01/2018

In bestselling crime author Kerry Wilkinson's Eye for an Eye, DI Jessica Daniel is tasked with multiple investigations while facing demons from her past.Seventeen years ago, Damian Walker abducted five women because the voices in his head told him to. Now he has been declared sane and is about to be released back onto Manchester's streets with a new identity.But within hours, there is another attack similar to his previous ones. Walker has proof it's not him - but is he reliable, and, if so, who is trying to frame him?DI Jessica Daniel and her chief are given a parallel task to the main investigation: Keep an eye on Walker - but that's not all Jessica has to do.Rock star Blaine Banner is playing a series of homecoming gigs but is convinced someone's trying to kill him, while a bride-to-be is picketing the police station, demanding someone finds her missing fiance.All the while, faces from Jessica's past are watching and waiting. Someone wants a word . . .

Girl Who Came Back

Girl Who Came Back

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 09/08/2017

Thirteen years ago Olivia Adams went missing. Now shes back or is she?When six-year-old Olivia Adams disappeared from her back garden, the small community of Stoneridge was thrown into turmoil. How could a child vanish in the middle of a cosy English village?Thirteen years on and Olivia is back. Her mother is convinced its her but not everyone is sure. If this is the missing girl, then where has she been - and what happened to her on that sunny afternoon?If she's an imposter, then who would be bold enough to try to fool a childs own mother and why?Then there are those who would rather Olivia stayed missing. The past is the past and some secretsmustremain buried.An absorbing and gripping psychological thriller that will have you holding your breath until the final page.Read what everyone is saying about The Girl Who Came Back:WOW what a damn good read this book is!! gripping from start to end so be prepared to read this in one sitting A must-read! Have Books, Will ReadOMG this book is so damn good gripped from the very first page I freaking loved it!... an utterly sensational page turner. I literally couldnt put this book down and devoured it in one afternoon. Chelles Book ReviewsCor! Kerry Wilkinson strikes again with this absolutely incredible page turner! Novel DeelightsThis is one of those books that once you start you just have to keep goingthis book has some great twists, and I have to say an OMG ending I just didn't see that coming till it hit me in the face. I Love Reading UKWow this book just blew me awayit literally had me sitting on the end of the seat. Seans Book ReviewsThe Girl Who Came Back is absolutely the most unique and twisted thriller I have ever read The reader will not be able to put this book down once it captures you The twist at the end is amazing and one no one will see coming a wonderfully told tale that kept me reading well past my usual bedtime. Goodreads reviewer, 5 starsThis was a fantastic read, as always, by a fantastic author with enough twists and turns to keep you hooked until the very last word I guarantee you will be hooked!!! Five stars! Stardust Book ReviewsOMG Kerry Wilkinson is on fire! This was awesome I loved it. The story totally captivated me, I couldn't put it down. Everything about this book is fantastic. I want to give it 6 stars! Goodreads ReviewerJust WOW what an excellent read. Two stories in parallel that merge into an explosive ending that I truly didn't see coming. Goodreads ReviewerThis book was wonderful, there were lots of twists and turns that I didn't see coming so it kept me engaged all the way through the book. I really had a hard time putting this one downAwesome read

Two Sisters

Two Sisters

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 23/06/2017

A gripping, intriguing mystery an entertaining, thrilling story. Nickis Life of CrimeThey told us he had been missing for nearly two days, that he probably drowned. They told us a lie.Megan was ten years old when her older brother, Zac, went missing among the cliffs, caves and beaches that surround the small seaside town of Whitecliff. A decade later and a car crash has claimed the lives of her parents.Megan and her younger sister Chloe return to Whitecliff one summer for the first time since their brothers disappearance. Megan says its to get her parents affairs in order. There are boxes to pack, junk to clear, a rundown cottage to sell. But thats not the real reason. Megan has come to confront her familys past after receiving a postcard on the day of her parents funeral. It had a photograph of Whitecliff on the front and a single letter on the back.Z is all it read.Z for Zac.A totally gripping psychological thriller that will have fans of Louise Jensen, The Girl on the Train and The Silent Child absolutely hooked.Read what everyone is saying about Two Sisters:An atmospheric page-turner that will appeal to anyone looking for a quality psychological thriller. The perfect summer read. Mark EdwardsI love this book so much and it is definitely one of my favorites. I read this book in one sitting because I could not get out of the story. Stylish BrunetteWill have the reader hooked from the start. This was a great introduction to a new author to me and I cannot wait to read more. By the Letters Book ReviewsThis book was really amazing! It kept me gripped It is amazing how the author weaves the tale and it just keeps the reader engrossed and everything was never what it seemed. An absolutely brilliant book, I highly recommend it. Goodreads ReviewerThis book was wonderful, there were lots of twists and turns that I didn't see coming so it kept me engaged all the way through the book. I really had a hard time putting this one downAwesome read. Bonnies Book TalkThis is my first introduction to Kerry Wilkinson. I know, right? Where the heck have I been? But it definitely won't be my last! Novel Deelights An engrossing and twisty read. Highly recommended! Bibliophile Book Club A perfect summer holiday readit's sharp, cool, witty, and fresh. I loved it, it's by far my favourite thriller of the Summer so far. Behind Green Eyes Excellent read...I read this book in one sitting! Goodreads Reviewer

Ten Birthdays

Ten Birthdays

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 21/04/2017

My heart. My poor heart I LOVED IT. I loved everything about it, seriously: the characters are incredibly realistic and sweet and perfectly imperfect, the writing is exquisite...I WANT MORE! This story was truly beautiful. Books are Here for YouThere are going to be so many things I wish I couldve told you in person, Poppy. I wont get the chance to do that, so perhaps this is my only wayIts Poppy Kinseys birthday.She should be blowing out candles and opening presents but hers falls on the type of heart-wrenching, agonising anniversary she would far rather forget.The worst day of them all. The day her mother died.But this year is special because the person she misses most in the world has left her a set of letters, one for each of her next ten birthdays.As Poppy opens them year by year, she discovers that no matter how tough life gets, her mum will always be by her side, guiding her along the way.Fans of Cecelia Ahern and S.D. Robertson will love this page turning tear-jerker about making every moment count.Read what everyone is saying about Ten Birthdays:An emotional but uplifting story This book brought tears, smiles and some laughs. I truly loved it. 5* Goodreads ReviewerWarm and heartbreaking and magical. I completely enjoyed this book to bits. 5* Kat with the HatThis story was truly beautiful. Sweet, bittersweet, tragic and oh so real, yet funny and full of hope and love. Where are all the BooksThis is one of those books you read that you wont forget anytime soona very heartfelt book that goes through a gambit of emotional highs and lows. The Ten Birthdays blurb promised I would find an emotional, uplifting book about love, loss, and hope and it definitely did just that. Near Misses and Awkward KissesAn absolutely gripping read which is quite upliftingLoved this bookI will definitely be looking out for more from this author. Read Along with SueIt was impossible to let go, even for a second. Ten birthdayshas touched me enormously.In closing this book, I had only one desire, call my mother.That's what I did. This novel has the gift of making us appreciate those little moments that we share with our loved ones. Path of WordsWow! This book! I have read and loved this author's Jessica Daniel series and was looking forward to this and wow! Such a stunning book! Every word perfect and there for a reason. So beautiful. Such amazing writing. LOVED Poppy, her dad, Madeline, Mark and even Freya. I fell in love with the village in Bristol that Poppy, Mark and Freya are from. From the first work to the last, I loved everything about this book. All the characters, the village, this book, will stay with me for a long time. Five stars are not enough for this brilliant masterpiece. One of my favourite reads this year! Renita DSilvaSweet, bittersweet, tragic and oh so real, yet funny and full of hope and love

Nothing but Trouble

Nothing but Trouble

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2017

In Nothing But Trouble, a gripping crime thriller by bestselling crime author Kerry Wilkinson, DI Jessica Daniel has to protect the streets of Manchester from escaped prisoners - and those trying to hunt them down. Niall O'Brien is a veteran living on the edge of a run-down estate, refusing to sell his house to developers. He's the only remaining resident, alone and frightened by a series of break-ins. He's been threatening to shoot the next intruder but he can't be serious . . . what if the next person through the door is a police officer trying to help? Elsewhere, on a bright Manchester morning a vehicle screeches across a junction and wipes out a prison van. Two prisoners run for it, leaving the police to track them down. They don't have long to wait. Hours later, one of the escapees is hanged from a motorway bridge. Was he broken out solely to be killed, or is there something deeper going on? Meanwhile, someone's conning pensioners out of their savings and there are rumours that the bare-knuckle British middleweight title fight is coming to the city. DI Jessica Daniel fears finding herself in the middle of an all-out war, not knowing that the biggest threat might come from a frightened pensioner.

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A festive homecoming takes a dangerous turn in No Place Like Home by bestselling author of the Jessica Daniel series, Kerry Wilkinson. Featuring an exclusive first look at the upcoming Jessica Daniel novel, Nothing But Trouble. Craig Macklin was a teenager when his headteacher told him he was heading to either prison or the grave. Instead, Craig left the north of England, saying goodbye to his friends and family to start a new life. Thirteen years on, redundant and separated from his wife, he returns for the first time. It's Christmas: markets in full swing, lights twinkling, shoppers shopping, revellers revelling. Manchester has seen a revolution. The buildings soar higher, the shopping centres sprawl wider. New industries have replaced old and yet, away from the glitter, the tinsel, the hot spiced cider and the enormous inflatable Santa, some things will never change. Amid the season, there are secrets from which he cannot escape and, when debt-collectors attack his parents' house, Craig realizes the teenage hell-raiser he left behind might not be so buried after all.

Something Hidden

Something Hidden

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/07/2016

Everyone hates Fiona Methodist. Her war veteran father shot a young couple in broad daylight before killing himself. The engaged pair had witnessed a robbery and were due to give evidence but, with all three now dead, no one knows the true motive. For Fiona, it's destroyed her life. It's not just those who whisper behind her back or the friends who pretend she doesn't exist; it's the landlords who spot her name and say no, the job agencies who can't find her work. But Fiona knows her dad didn't do it. He couldn't have - he's her father and he wouldn't do that . . . would he? Private investigator Andrew Hunter takes pity on the girl and, even with stolen bengal cats to find, plus an ex-wife who's not quite so 'ex', he can't escape the creeping feeling that Fiona might be right after all.

Down Among the Dead Men

Down Among the Dead Men

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/05/2016

Down Among the Dead Men is a Manchester crime novel from bestselling crime writer, Kerry Wilkinson. 'I'm going to do you a favour: I'm going to tell you my name and then I'm going to give you thirty seconds to turn and run. If any of you are still here after those thirty seconds, then we're going to have a problem.' Jason Green's life is changed for good after he is saved from a mugging by crime boss, Harry Irwell. He is then drawn into Manchester's notorious underworld, where smash and grab is as normal as making a cup of tea. But Jason isn't a casual thug. He has a life plan that doesn't involve blowing his money on the usual trappings. That is until a woman walks into his life offering the one thing that money can't buy - salvation.

Resurgence

Resurgence

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 26/04/2016

Following Reckoning and Renegade, Resurgence is the thrilling conclusion to Kerry Wilkinson's heartstopping Silver Blackthorn Trilogy. An entire country has been lied to. Silver Blackthorn was supposed to be one of the privileged few, chosen to serve and help rebuild a shattered nation. Instead she has been forced to become a rebel. Tales of her defiance have spread throughout the land. King Victor and the Minister Prime want her dead; the resistance groups are desperate for her help. Silver's friends and family are in dire jeopardy - hiding is no longer an option. As her travels take her into the furthest reaches of an unknown land, she is forced to make new friends and hunt for new allegiances. Final battle lines are being drawn. The time has come. And then there's the hardest choice of all: Opie or Imrin?

For Richer, For Poorer

For Richer, For Poorer

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/02/2016

In good times . . . and bad. Three houses have been burgled in five weeks. The robbers barge in through the back, disable any way to contact the outside world, and then ransack everything - before distributing the stolen cash to local charities. It might be robbing from the rich to give to the poor - but Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel is not happy. The new DCI has a whiteboard with far too many crimes on the 'unsolved' side and he wants the burglars found. Doesn't he know Jessica has enough on her plate? There's a lottery winner who's gone bankrupt; the homeless teenager she's taken in; a botched drugs raid; a trip to London with DC Archie Davey - and a man-mountain Serbian with a missing wife who's been pimping out young women. All the while, someone's watching from the wings and waiting for Jessica to mess up. Officers are being pensioned off and booted out - with a certain DI Daniel firmly in their sights.

Something Wicked

Something Wicked

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/07/2015

Something Wicked is the first in a breath-taking series from Kerry Wilkinson, creator of the bestselling Jessica Daniel books. Nicholas Carr disappeared on his eighteenth birthday and the world has moved on. His girlfriend has left for university, his friends now have jobs and the police are busy dealing with the usual gallery of suspects. But his father, Richard, can't forget the three fingers the police dug up from a sodden Manchester wood. What happened to Nicholas on the night he disappeared and why did he never return home? A private investigator is Richard's last hope - but Andrew Hunter has his own problems. There's something about his assistant that isn't quite right. Jenny's brilliant but reckless and he can't figure out what's in it for her. By the time he discovers who's a danger and who's not, it might all be too late . . .

Scarred for Life

Scarred for Life

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/01/2015

Scarred for Life is the ninth mystery featuring Kerry Wilkinson's popular detective, Jessica Daniel. DI Jessica Daniel is not having a good week. Her wallet's been nicked, the refurbished incident room is already falling apart, and a new football-mad constable is driving her crazy. She also has bigger things on her mind. A student's body has been dumped in a wheelie bin at the back of a university building, with a vague link to an Olympic medallist and a theory that it could have been an induction which went wrong. There's the tattooed shop raider who has her team stumped; someone attacking lone women; a chief inspector who seems to have a problem with her; and someone putting letters through her front door insisting that she's caught 'the wrong man'. Worlds are colliding for Jessica - and, if she's not careful, someone close to her might not make it out in one piece.

January

January

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 22/01/2015

From the creator of the Jessica Daniel series comes an all-new short story, set in Manchester.Old acquaintances are about to be forgotten as Kitkat and his gormless mate Chris ring in the new year by popping to the 24-7 drive-thru for a bit of fried chicken.They get more than they pay for.As well as a grease-soaked bucket of cheap food, the server hands them a bag full of cash. But is it a mistake, where does the money come from, and can Kitkat get through New Year's Day without its owner asking for the money back?This is a 7,000-word short story.

Renegade

Renegade

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/11/2014

Silver Blackthorn is a fugitive. Silver Blackthorn has committed treason. She is dangerous. Do NOT approach her. A large reward is on offer. Report any sightings to your nearest Kingsman. Long live the King. Silver Blackthorn is on the run. She fled Windsor Castle with eleven other teenagers, taking with her something far more valuable than even she realises: knowledge. With the entire country searching for the missing Offerings, Silver must keep them all from the vicious clutches of King Victor and the Minister Prime. Until now, no one has escaped the king and lived to tell the tale. Or have they? With expectations weighing heavily on the girl with the silver streak in her hair, will she ever find her way home? Following the breath-taking Reckoning, Renegade continues the excitement of the Silver Blackthorn Trilogy by bestselling author Kerry Wilkinson.

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/09/2014

From Kindle number one bestselling author, Kerry Wilkinson, Crossing the Line is a darkly gripping novel where Jessica Daniel faces her toughest investigation yet. Long before Jessica Daniel became a police detective, Manchester was a ghost city after dark. Fear ruled as people were afraid to be out by themselves, the notorious Stretford Slasher terrorizing its inhabitants. Now, twenty-five years on and the media are feeling nostalgic. But Jessica has a new case to worry about. Apparent strangers are being targeted in broad daylight, the attacker unworried about being caught. If only Jessica and her team could track him down . . . It's the coldest spring in memory and Jessica has old friends to look out for, plus secrets - so many secrets - that should have long been buried.

Behind Closed Doors Jessica Daniel Book 7

Behind Closed Doors Jessica Daniel Book 7

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/01/2014

Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel has barely left her house in months, isolated away from friends and colleagues. She may have given up on herself but one man is sure she still has something to offer. DCI Jack Cole gives her a chance at redemption: An opportunity to help a neighbouring force by discovering what is going on with a reclusive community living in a stately home in the middle of nowhere. People are going missing, turning up dead with only a vague link back to the house. But can Jessica beat her own demons in time to find out exactly what's going on behind closed doors?

Jessica Daniel series: Think of the Children/Playing with Fire/Thicker Than Water - books 4 - 6

Jessica Daniel series: Think of the Children/Playing with Fire/Thicker Than Water - books 4 - 6

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2013

Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is back! In books four, five and six of the bestselling series by Kerry Wilkinson, Jessica finds that, not only are the crimes in Manchester getting more complicated, but her personal life is hotting up too . . . Think of the Children Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is first on the scene as a stolen car crashes on a misty, wet Manchester morning. The driver is dead, but the biggest shock is the discovery of the body of a child wrapped in plastic in the boot of the car. A thin trail leads Jessica to a list of children's names abandoned in an allotment shed. With the winter chill setting in and parents looking for answers, Jessica must find out who has been watching local children, and how this connects to a case that has been unsolved for fourteen years. Playing with Fire Seven years ago Martin Chadwick set fire to a Manchester pub, not knowing a teenager was sleeping inside. Chadwick's release from prison is imminent, with journalists gearing up for a good old-fashioned media lynching. If that's not enough to keep her occupied, a private investigator is doing a fine job sticking his oar in, it looks like there's a schoolgirl suicide ring in operation, her car is working a little too well, and the endless rain continues to pound her northern home. Jessica's personal and professional life is in the balance - giving her barely enough time to focus on the person in her midst seemingly intent on burning everything to the ground. Thicker than Water A teenager's body is discovered in an apparently random house in Manchester. The puzzle deepens when a journalist points out that someone placed an obituary for him just days before his disappearance. A string of clues point to a club whose owner has an unhealthy interest in Jessica, but then something happens which makes her question the very core of her beliefs. She is left to turn to the one person she knows she can rely on . . . but is that trust misplaced?

Thicker Than Water

Thicker Than Water

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/10/2013

When Cameron and Eleanor Sexton arrive home to find their teenage babysitter missing, their immediate concern is for their young daughter. Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is dispatched to find out what's going on, but with all apparently well, she thinks she's been sent on a fool's errand. Soon, the teenager's body is discovered in an apparently random house on the other side of Manchester. The puzzle deepens when a journalist points out that someone placed an obituary for him just days before his disappearance. A string of clues point to a club whose owner has an unhealthy interest in Jessica, but then something happens which makes her question the very core of her beliefs. In Thicker Than Water, Jessica is left to turn to the one person she knows she can rely on . . . but is that trust misplaced? Praise for Kerry Wilkinson 'Wilkinson's story spreads like a pool of blood . . . his talent becomes ever more obvious' Daily Mail

Playing with Fire Jessica Daniel Book 5

Playing with Fire Jessica Daniel Book 5

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/07/2013

Those who play with fire are going to get burned ...Seven years ago Martin Chadwick set fire to a Manchester pub, not knowing a teenager was sleeping inside. Chadwick's release from prison is imminent, with journalists gearing up for a good old-fashioned media lynching. With the victim's father telling the papers he is out for revenge, DS Jessica Daniel is left to keep an eye on Chadwick and his fiery eighteen-year-old son. If that's not enough to keep her occupied, a private investigator is doing a fine job sticking his oar in, it looks like there's a schoolgirl suicide ring in operation, her car is working a little too well, and the endless rain continues to pound her northern home.

Think of the Children

Think of the Children

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2013

Think of the Children is a tense and gripping thriller from Kerry Wilkinson, whose smash-hit Jessica Daniel series has enthralled thousands of readers. Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is first on the scene as a stolen car crashes on a misty, wet Manchester morning. The driver is dead, but the biggest shock awaits her when she discovers the body of a child wrapped in plastic in the boot of the car. As Jessica struggles to discover the identity of the driver, a thin trail leads her first to a set of clothes buried in the woods and then to a list of children's names abandoned in an allotment shed. With the winter chill setting in and parents looking for answers, Jessica must find out who has been watching local children, and how this connects to a case that has been unsolved for fourteen years.

The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2013

The Woman in Black is the third gripping Jessica Daniel novel from bestselling sensation, Kerry Wilkinson. Someone has left a severed hand in the centre of Manchester and the only clue Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel has to go on is CCTV footage of a woman in a long black robe placing it carefully on the ground. With a lengthy missing persons list and frantic families wondering if the body part could belong to their absent loved ones, she has plenty to deal with - and that's before a detached finger arrives for her in the post. By the time a second hand is found and a local MP's wife goes missing, Jessica is left struggling to find out who the appendages belong to, how they are connected and just what the mysterious woman in black has to do with it all.

Vigilante

Vigilante

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2013

Following his bestselling sensation, Locked In, Vigilante is Kerry Wilkinson's unputdownable second book in the Jessica Daniel series. 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.

Jessica Daniel series: Locked In/Vigilante/The Woman in Black - Books 1-3

Jessica Daniel series: Locked In/Vigilante/The Woman in Black - Books 1-3

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 06/12/2012

This Jessica Daniel series eBook bundle contains the first three titles in this heart-stopping crime series from Kindle bestselling author, Kerry Wilkinson.Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel works for the Greater Manchester Police force. Apart from fighting the daily battle against the northern weather, she also has to deal with exasperating colleagues, a hopeless best friend and managing her ever-growing floordrobe. And that's before she even gets started on some of Manchester's more challenging crimes . . . Locked In: When a body is found in a locked house Jessica has little in the way of leads. With a journalist that seems to know more about the case than she does, Jessica is already feeling the pressure to not only discover the killer but also work out how they got in and out of the house. Then a second body shows up in identical circumstances to the first . . . Vigilante: 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 as the victims are all hardened criminals themselves. The case becomes more complex when forensics matches blood from the apparent killer to a man already behind bars. The Woman in Black: A severed hand is found in the centre of Manchester. With a lengthy missing persons list and frantic families wondering if the body part could belong to their absent loved ones, Jessica has plenty to deal with - and that's before more sinister evidence starts to emerge. The only clue is CCTV footage of a woman in a long black robe placing the hand carefully on the ground but who is the mysterious woman in black?

Oak Lactone Formation in Wine and Spirits

Oak Lactone Formation in Wine and Spirits

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/08/2009

Locked In

Locked In

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/02/2003

The first in the Jessica Daniel series, Locked In is the number one bestselling crime thriller from Kerry Wilkinson. 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?

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