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Crossing The Line by Kerry Wilkinson

This was my first foray into Kerry Wilkinson's Jessica Daniel series and though there were occasional point when I was confused as to references to the life of the protagonist beforehand, I do think this could work as a standalone. Jessica Daniel has been promoted to DI and she and her team have to contend with a series of seemingly random violent events. I won't give away the plot, but there is a lot going on, and I counted four story lines, which could easily have made the book seem muddled, but somehow worked in the end. I liked Wilkinson's descriptions of Manchester, and though I have never been, it made the city seem multi-dimensional and almost a character in itself. As for Jessica, I didn't really connect to her that much, but that may be because I haven't read the previous books in the series yet. I did like her banter with her team and the way their procedure in solving the crime unfolded. There is also a sprinkling of humor, which occasionally lightened the mood in what is really a rather grim story.

Overall, I thought this was a clever mystery, with quite a few twists and turns I didn't see coming. I am not sure I will read all seven previous books in the series, but I would be interested in future additions now that I know Jessica Daniels and her team a bit better.

Thanks to Noelle Holton at Bookouture who supplied me with a copy of Crossing The Line in exchange for an honest review.

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Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 bestsellers in the UK, Canada, South Africa and Singapore, as well as top-five books in Australia. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States. As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniel series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy - a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults - a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages. Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like 'barm' and 'ginnel'. When he's short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he's not, he writes it all down.