- Title Scarred For Life
- Author Kerry Wilkinson
- Year 2015
- Genre Crime
DI Jessica Daniel is not having a good week. Her wallet's been nicked, the refurbished incident room is already falling apart, and a new football-mad constable is driving her crazy. She also has bigger things on her mind. A student's body has been dumped in a wheelie bin at the back of a university building, with a vague link to an Olympic medallist and a theory that it could have been an induction which went wrong. There's the tattooed shop raider who has her team stumped; someone attacking lone women; a chief inspector who seems to have a problem with her; and someone putting letters through her front door insisting that she's caught 'the wrong man'. Worlds are colliding for Jessica – and, if she's not careful, someone close to her might not make it out in one piece.
It’s been a while since I read a Jessica Daniel book and it took me a minute to get back into the world again. If I’m honest, I could only remember the huge elements of the series so far, not all of the details, but as always with a book like this, anything important was given a timely reminder where it impacted on the current story. It felt a little bit like this book was missing a huge central crime, there were a few ongoing cases of course, but that’s because it was more about what was going on behind the scenes.
And then that ending. I had planned to move onto Christmas books next, but nope, got to see what happens next!
Rating: 4 / 5