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.
My thoughts.... 5/5
Well here we are on book TEN of this brilliant Jessica Daniel series. A series that I have to say I have enjoyed right from the beginning. With the spectacular ending of book 9 I really have been waiting forever for book 10. And wait no more because here it is, only now I have to wait for book 11, as this one ends with another, OH wow, hold your breath ending. So much so, I had to go back and read the last few pages again just to make sure I had read it right.
All I can say really is Kerry Wilkinson is a tease. (I had other words in my head as I finished the book, but tease seems like a word I can use here).
This book kicks off with what seems like not long after the ending of book 9, with Jessica seeming to be plodding along with life, and everyone around her seeming like they are all to worried or scared to mention the A word. Jessica is thrown into yet another case, this time it is following a number of burglaries that have taken place, where jewellery and money has been taken from the homes of some middle class families. Shortly after a number of charities start receiving anonymous sums of money, pushed through their doors. A modern day Robin Hood type. Steal from the Rich and give to the Poor. Can it really be that simple or is there more to it?
Jessica is dealing with her personal life as well as work like in a way she pretty much deals with everything. Although in this book you can see a vulnerable side to her more than ever, and she is certainly getting her self into one or two messes. But she is still the ballsy no nonsense women Jessica fan’s have grown to love.
More than once I said an awww, or a what you playing at to her across the pages. But yeah this is one of the best Jessica books I’ve read but that could be because of that bloody ending.
I’m worried writing this that if I said all I wanted to say, then it would spoil the story for those of you that have not yet read it, maybe you could read this as a stand alone, but I would really recommend that you read the previous books to get a better feel for things.
I see a lot more of an up and down future for Jessica and I can not wait to read more about her.
Another 5 star read. Just Brilliant.
I need the next book NOW..
Kerry Wilkinson has been busy since turning thirty.
His first Jessica Daniel novel, Locked In, is a number one ebook bestseller, while the series as a whole has sold more than a million copies.
He has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults, a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus the standalone thriller, Down Among the Dead Men.
Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like 'barm' and 'ginnel'.
When he's short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he's not, he writes it all down.
Upcoming UK releases:
For Richer, For Poorer (Jessica Daniel): 11 Feb 2016
Resurgence (Silver Blackthorn 3): 5 May 2016
Down Among The Dead Men (standalone crime): 2 June 2016 (paperback - hardback/ebook out now)
Something Hidden (Andrew Hunter 2): 28 July 2016
No Place Like Home (standalone Christmas crime): late 2016
Birthright (Jessica Daniel): 2017
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