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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?

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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.

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Other books by Kerry Wilkinson

Silent Suspect

Silent Suspect

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/12/2019

Close to You A completely gripping psychological thriller

Close to You A completely gripping psychological thriller

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/10/2019

A Face in the Crowd An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller

A Face in the Crowd An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

Ten Birthdays

Ten Birthdays

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2019

It's Poppy Kinsey's 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.

Wife's Secret

Wife's Secret

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2018

Charley Willis was thirteen years old when her parents were killed in their family home and she was found hiding in a cupboard upstairs. Fifteen years later, Charley is marrying Seth Chambers. It should be the happiest day of their lives, a chance for Charley to put her past behind her, but just hours after the ceremony, she is missing. No one saw her leave. No one knows where she is. One thing is for certainSeth is about to discover he doesn't really know the woman he just married. And his nightmare is only just beginning. A totally gripping psychological thriller that will keep you reading until the very last jaw-dropping twist. Read what everyone is saying about Kerry Wilkinson: ';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 Read ';OMG this book is so damn good gripped from the very first page I freaking loved it!... an utterly sensational page turner. I literally couldn't put this book down and devoured it in one afternoon.' Chelle's Book Reviews ';Cor! Kerry Wilkinson strikes again with this absolutely incredible page turner!' Novel Deelights ';This 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 UK ';The 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 stars ';This 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 Reviews ';OMG 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 Reviewer ';Just WOW what an excellent read. Two stories in parallel that merge into an explosive ending that I truly didn't see coming.' Goodreads Reviewer ';This 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

The Girl Who Came Back

The Girl Who Came Back

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

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 it's 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 child's own mother - and why? Then there are those who would rather Olivia stayed missing. The past is the past and some secrets must remain buried. An absorbing and gripping psychological thriller that will have you holding your breath until the final page.

The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker An Absolutely Gripping Mystery Novel

The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker An Absolutely Gripping Mystery Novel

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/07/2018

Death and Life of Eleanor Parker

Death and Life of Eleanor Parker

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: eBook Release Date: 26/07/2018

';I will never forget the night I drowned' A village with something to hide. Seventeen-year-old Eleanor Parker wakes up cold and alone in the river that twists through her quiet village. She has no memory of how she got there. But she does know that another girl was drowned in the same river the summer before, held under the water by an unknown killer A community torn apart. Eleanor is a normal, everyday teenager. She argues with her mum, spends her days with her best friend, and is looking forward to a carefree summer of sunshine and music. Who would want to hurt her? A shocking secret. Determined to unlock the mystery of what really happened to her, Eleanor can't escape the feeling that something awful links her to the previous summer's murder. But will she find out the truth before it's too late? A gripping and extraordinary coming of age novel that will make you question everything and keep you guessing until the very end. Perfect for fans of We Were Liars, Looking for Alaska by John Green and hit Netflix show Riverdale. What readers are saying about The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker: ';Intriguing compelling... I couldn't put it down. Every page drew me in. Loved it.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ';This book was everything a thriller should be and more!... I could not put it down. Every secret slowly comes unravelled to leave you guessing until the very end when it all shockingly comes together.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ';I definitely recommend the book I didn't want to stop until everything was revealed. I enjoyed the story, characters and writing style twists and turns that you didn't expect.' Library Thing ';Wilkinson's ability to build suspense and keep the reader hanging on is exceptional. He blends supernatural, thriller, and mystery with real skill truly an enjoyable read.' Reading Writing Rhetoric ';From the get-go the writing is beautiful and plot enthralling I didn't see the ending coming.' Goodreads Reviewer ';Very interesting characters and the way the plot was unfolded had me intrigued from the beginning, until the end!!... You will love this book refreshing!! Goodreads Reviewer ';A thrilling read didn't see that ending coming!!' Goodreads Reviewer ';What a thrilling and fantastic read!... I would recommend this book to anyone who loves a novel full of tension and great characters.' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ';Hooked me from the beginning

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 / softback 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 A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist

Two Sisters A gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist

Author: Kerry Wilkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/06/2017