- Author Kerry Wilkinson
Bought this as a trilogy of the first three books in the DS Jessica Daniels series, and the first thing that struck me was just how British the whole thing is. Set in Manchester, it follows a female detective trying to link together some murders and trace the serial killer.
I thought it was a good story, although the hints littered throughout the book made it just a little bit too predictable. Jessica was a good character, pretty well-rounded, and it was a nice change not to have a tortured cop as the protagonist. Notwithstanding a hefty temper at times, she seemed to be a pretty normal human being.
Other than that, the writing was a little clunky in places, but I enjoyed reading it and will check out the second book - seeing as I already own it and all. It wasn’t a perfect read, but as a first book I think it set up the characters nicely and introduced a lot of potential for the rest of the series.