Silent Suspect by Kerry Wilkinson

Published December 22, 2022

Silent Suspect by Kerry Wilkinson

Book info

  • Title Silent Suspect
  • Author Kerry Wilkinson
  • Year 2019
  • Genre Thriller

It started with a phone call. Just one word - ‘Jessica’ - and now Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel has a big problem. Her missing friend, Bex, called from a battered seaside payphone and yet, by the time Jessica arrived, there was nobody there. One man claims he can help – but then he turns up on a beach stabbed to death. Jessica believes someone must be framing her. Someone who is always a step ahead. When she finds a boy whose tattoo matches Bex's, she becomes more desperate than ever for answers. But, with the police growing more suspicious, Jessica doesn’t have long to find Bex before she becomes the prime suspect for a murder. With more than her career at stake, can Jessica clear her name - and find her friend - before it’s too late for them both?


Ripped through this in super quick time, the 13th book in the Jessica Daniel series. I loved that it was a sort of standalone, concentrating on one story - the disappearance of Bex - and in one new location - Blackpool rather than Manchester. Lots of new characters appeared as Jessica couldn’t resort to the usual gang and it was an interesting mystery that worked itself out really well. The author sums up this story afterwards by calling it the end of Jessica’s second season, so I might pause my reading there until we know what the future of this series is going to be.

Rating: 5 / 5

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