The Unlucky Ones by Kerry Wilkinson / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @kerrywk

A man who survived being drowned ends up in Manchester’s canal. Someone who was hit by a car is shoved in front of DC Archie Davey’s patrol vehicle.

Killers generally aren’t a happy bunch but this particular one seems to have a problem with second chances.

Luckily for DI Jessica Daniel, things are looking up. She’s been assigned to work on the most crime-free estate in the city and she’s back living with her best friend.

Things could not be hunky-dorier.

That is unless there’s a sinister reason why the estate is so free of trouble…




The 14th book in the series, but only my 3rd. I have thoroughly enjoyed the two previous ones and I really liked this one too.

Jessica can always make me smile with her retorts and her relationship with her partner Archie is great. It’s true she does not always like all the things he does, but she can use them to tease him with afterwards, which is great fun.

She is also very determined and does not always listens when she gets an order. She knows when she feels there is something wrong and letting things be is not in her dictionary.

This, of course, can the at the base of some very difficult and dangerous situations she finds herself in the middle of. She comes face to face with some slithery adversaries.

Some people believe it’s God who decides when someone’s time is up. They are dead against treatments and medicines. Victims should just lay down and accept their faith. If they don’t someone will step in and punish those who went against God’s will.

This is something Jessica has to deal with. Who is this angel of doom? That’s not the only case though. She has the country’s most crime free estate under her jurisdiction. That should be a piece of cake, right? Sometimes it’s all too good to be true and Jessica wants to dig until she finds out why this sudden change. After all this estate was considered the most dangerous a little while ago…

A great book and even in a thriller not everything is doom and gloom. There are also happy things happening. A bit slow in the beginning, the story soon picked up speed. 4,5 stars.

Thank you


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.


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