Years ago, Damian Walker murdered four innocent women – marking their bodies with his signature calling card – before he was brought to justice. Now, the body of a teenage girl has been found mutilated in a country park, bearing all the hallmarks of Walker’s crimes.
Detective Jessica Daniel is heading up the investigation – but she’s also involved in the top-secret operation to protect the identity of Walker, recently released on probation from prison. Has Walker struck again? Or is there a copycat serial killer at work?
To find the shocking answers, Jessica must first confront the darkest recesses of a twisted mind: but she’s battling with her own demons, too. As she comes to terms with a terrible loss, she starts to suspect the police themselves were involved in the death of someone close to her…
Unsure of who she can trust, can Jessica untangle the lies of the past and catch the real culprit before more innocent women die?
I have already read several books by this author and every time he surprises me with a different kind of story telling. It seems like he is like several writers living in one body. I never know what to expect, but he delivers time after time.
I totally love Jessica. She is my kind of girl the way she gives the impression of giving in but always coming out on top and she often made me smile.
I like the way the author mixes some jokes with the suspense. I had figured out a part of the secrets, but it did not disturb me. There was so much going on in this story that the author could keep me entertained.
I normally hate cliffhangers but when it is certain that a sequel will be written to explain everything then I don’t mind. I hope from the bottom of my heart that we will know what happens next soon. 4 stars.
Thank you, Kerry Wilkinson, Bookouture and Netgalley.
About the author
Kerry Wilkinson is from the English county of Somerset but has spent far too long living in the north. It’s there that he’s picked up possibly made-up regional words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’. He pretends to know what they mean.
He’s also been busy since turning thirty: his Jessica Daniel crime series has sold more than a million copies in the UK; he has written a fantasy-adventure trilogy for young adults; a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter and the standalone thriller, Down Among The Dead Men.