Can't wait for the next one in the series as I do like the setting and the stories. This novel is no exception; it has everything you will want in a mystery suspense novel. It can be read standalone, or as part of the rest of the Jessica Daniel series. These are the only clues. The driver is dead, but the biggest shock awaits her when she discovers the body of a child wrapped in plastic in the boot of the car. Up to that moment, the book was 5 stars all the way.
I wasn't expecting it at all. She's rude, mean and horrible to others. The story also deals with Jessica's personal life: her marriage to the job, her new engagement to Adam, and her reluctance to plan the wedding or set a date. It's Book 5 and I swear I only fall more in love with this series with every book I read! While these books can be read as a stand alone, I highly recommend reading the whole series. A girl from Ryan's school was seen with him just hours before she took her own life.
With a journalist that seems to know more about the case than she does, Jessica is already feeling the pressure to not only discover the killer but also work out how they got in and out of the house. Locked In: When a body is found in a locked house Jessica has little in the way of leads. 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. After some graffiti and a brick through the window the released man's house is set alight while he's in it. The characters are very rich and I've come to have a sense of knowing them. It has everything i want in a book and I really feel completely satisfied after reading a Jessica Daniel's book, If you knew me you would know how surprising that really is!! They continue to change and evolve through the books, though Jessica Daniels continues to have that edge to her. But can Jessica beat her own demons in time to find out exactly what's going on behind closed doors? Jessica doesn't believe it's Martin, but is suspicious of his teenage son who appears to be a quite angry young man.
Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own. A good book, but a little slow I think. This was a fantastic read with brilliant characters. It contains a bonus features section, with scans of the original hand-written plot outline and the full first chapter of Think Of The Children Jessica Daniel book four. There are a couple of new characters introduced. She ends up investigating another arson and another suspected teenage suicide before becoming a victim herself. The stories are not only beyond interesting but creative and suspenseful and I just fly right through them because the writing and the characters are just that good! Jessica is, it seems, not so very happy engaged to Adam, who is keen to set a wedding date.
As i already said, i felt that Jessica matured between the different books, but i still feel that she sometimes seemed a bit irresponsible. I have the next book ready and waiting!! I love it, I love all the characters, I love the action, the suspense, I swear this series has it all! How can a murderer get to victims in seemingly impossible situations and what, if anything, links the bodies? As she starts to unravel the mysteries, she too becomes a victim of crime and finds herself trapped in a burning house. It was vividly described, very detailed, scary and believable and I found myself nervously eyeing my smoke detector. The author raises the bar with each book and the series keeps getting better and better. Chadwick's release from prison is imminent, with journalists gearing up for a good old-fashioned media lynching. But, then one girl commited suicide, and then another.
Those who play with fire are going to get burned. Another great book by Kerry Wilkinson in the Jessica Daniels series. Of the entire series, this one is the best yet. We are also introduced in this book to Andrew Hunter. Jessica, a Detective Sergeant in Manchester, is trying to solve the case of a series of house fires in her area. Very well-written, it holds the reader's attention from the very beginning and doesn't stop until the very explosive conclusion. Locked In: When a body is found in a locked house Jessica has little in the way of leads.
The fifth in the series and Jessica is dealing with cold feet. Cannot wait for the next! 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. Jessica again finds herself in peril when it it all comes too close to home. Meh - it was a pastiche of every British or American police procedural I ever read. As usual, she throws herself into her work. One man claims he can help — but then he turns up on a beach stabbed to death. I love Jessica's complicated character and nature and how she interacts with her colleagues.
Jessica's personal and professional life is in the balance - giving her barely enough time to focus on the person in her midst seemingly intent on burning everything to the ground. And that's before she even gets started on some of Manchester's more challenging crimes. Elsewhere, on a bright Manchester morning, a vehicle screeches across a junction and wipes out a prison van. While this book can be enjoyed as a standalone, I really recommend starting from the beginning as I have. Jessica is also called to invesigate the suspected suicide of a teenage girl. I am so glad I found this author through Netgalley! She has a bit of a temper mostly written about rather than illustrated by her actions and she seems somewhat conflicted in her romantic relationship Thank you Netgalley for the electronic copy in exchange for an honest review.