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.
About the Author
Despite two national newspaper reports to the contrary, Kerry Wilkinson is male. Honestly.
His debut, Locked In, the first title in the detective Jessica Daniel series, was written as a challenge to himself but became a UK Number One Kindle bestseller within three months of release.
His three initial Jessica Daniel books made him Amazon UK's top-selling author for the final quarter of 2011. When Think of the Children followed in 2013, he became the first formerly self-published British author to have an ebook No.1 and reach the top 20 of the UK paperback chart.
Following Playing with Fire, Thicker Than Water and Behind Closed Doors, Crossing the Line is the eighth title in the Jessica Daniel series.
Kerry has a degree in journalism, plays cricket badly and complains about the weather a lot. He was born in Somerset but now lives in Lancashire, thus explaining the climate gripes.
I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this book. And as with all of Kerry's other books, I was really looking forward to reading it. As usual I was not disappointed.
Some series I find when they start getting 7/8 books in, you can start to get a little fed up of them, or going off certain characters. Not with these books, I have enjoyed each and everyone of them.
Kerry has written this the 8th book as book one of Series two, so If you have not read any of the previous books you could pick up from this point and start from here. (personally i would read them all from book one first).
I just love Jessica, there is something about her that is real, and her character is believable, with all she has been through over the years you just can't help liking and admiring her.
In this book Jessica is back to work after being off following a case that messed with her life slightly (I don't want to give to much away). And following her last case she has now been promoted to Detective Inspector. We follow a few very good story lines in this book, and one of them is based around the Stretford Slasher, a name that i couldn't help giggling at when I first read it. But is really nothing to laugh at,
As usual with Kerry this book keeps you on the edge all the way through, and has some fantastic twists in it. All in all *A Bloody good read*