Crossing The Line
by Kerry Wilkinson
The point of no return . . .
Long before Jessica Daniel became a police detective, Manchester was a ghost city after dark. Fear ruled as people were afraid to be out by themselves, the notorious Stretford Slasher terrorizing its inhabitants.
Now, twenty-five years on and the media are feeling nostalgic. But Jessica has a new case to worry about. Apparent strangers are being targeted in broad daylight, the attacker unworried about being caught. If only Jessica and her team could track him down . . .
It’s the coldest spring in memory and Jessica h
as old friends to look out for, plus secrets – so many secrets – that should have long been buried.
Crossing The Line is the first book I have read by Kerry Wilkinson. I was told that this, being the start of season 2, is a good point to jump in, and it probably is if you don’t want to go back and read the previous books. Personally I think I would have preferred to start at the beginning. A lot of the characters are so well established that it is hard to get a handle on them, especially Jessica. She is a complex character and I would have preferred to watch her grow.
Having said that, that is the only gripe I have, the book is very easy to read and the story bounces along with twists and turns aplenty and lots of characters who, if not always likeable, are always believable.
I particularly enjoyed the author’s descriptions of Manchester, especially the weather and how it affects the mood and disposition of its residents. As someone who lives in that city I can confirm that it is as gloomy as depicted.
I would definitely recommend this book, the story is very easy to get into but personally I would have liked to start at the beginning.
Thanks to the publishers for sending me a copy