Nothing But Trouble by Kerry Wilkinson
Published December 16, 2022
- Title Nothing But Trouble
- Author Kerry Wilkinson
- Year 2017
- Genre Thriller
Niall O'Brien is a veteran living on the edge of a run-down estate, refusing to sell his house to developers. He's the only remaining resident, alone and frightened by a series of break-ins. He's been threatening to shoot the next intruder but he can't be serious... what if the next person through the door is a police officer trying to help? Elsewhere, on a bright Manchester morning a vehicle screeches across a junction and wipes out a prison van. Two prisoners run for it, leaving the police to track them down. They don't have long to wait. Hours later, one of the escapees is hanged from a motorway bridge. Was he broken out solely to be killed, or is there something deeper going on? Meanwhile, someone's conning pensioners out of their savings and there are rumours that the bare-knuckle British middleweight title fight is coming to the city. DI Jessica Daniel fears finding herself in the middle of an all-out war, not knowing that the biggest threat might come from a frightened pensioner.
I’m racing through these Jessica Daniel books, having picked the series up again after a long break. This one featured a handful of different crimes again, with the main focus being on a prison break and the effects that flow out from that specific moment in time. I found it a little bit hard to follow in the middle but of course, it’s the main characters and how they interact that really keeps you reading - the camaraderie, and of course, keeping up with what’s going to happen next!
Rating: 3 / 5