Saturday, October 29, 2016

Vigilante by Kerry Wilkinson

Title: Vigilante
Author: Kerry Wilkinson
Series: Jessica Daniel #2
Publisher: Bookouture
Release Date: September 29, 2016

A killer behind bars is still killing…

When the body of a man is discovered with multiple stab wounds, Detective Jessica Daniel thinks it could be another drug-related murder. But then two more victims are found with similar markings. Each of the men were hardened criminals but is that the only link?

As Jessica is drawn into her most difficult case yet, dead bodies continue to pile up and the media go to town with headlines of a ‘Vigilante’ on the streets.

Then forensics match blood from the killer to a man already behind bars: Donald McKenna. Serving life in prison, Donald is a dangerous individual with the perfect alibi. But Jessica is sure he’s lying - and that he’s not the only one.

Can she catch a ruthless killer before he takes his next victim? And as Jessica inches nearer to the truth, can she protect those closest to her?

The second novel in the bestselling Detective Jessica Daniel series is a chilling serial killer thriller full of twists and turns.

Read the first book in the series, The Killer Inside OUT NOW.

After reading The Killer Inside, I couldn't wait to jump into this one. Thank you Bookouture for approving me! 

Jessica Daniel is back. It seems like a year has gone by after the events in the last book. Jessica has distanced herself from her best friend Caroline. She is now living by herself. Her working relationships are doing great but she is not dating anyone. 

Her team is called in after a murder is discovered. The victim is actually a known criminal. A few days later, two more victims are found, both of dubious character. Soon, someone is saying: Vigilante. 

What most don't know is the DNA left on the victims points to a man who's behind bars. Donald McKenna is in prison for life. Jessica needs to figure out if the guy is escaping, or if someone else is doing the killings by his orders plus using some of his DNA before they have more victims to deal with. 

I thought the pace of Vigilante was perfect. The author gives you enough details to keep you entertained. He's also able to humanize Jessica. She's working on almost zero sleep, she doesn't confide in anyone, and she makes mistakes just like other people do. I was very disappointed when she hurt Adam. I'm hoping she can make it up to him in another book.  I also wished Garry had more involvement in the story too.  I missed him. I do like her co-workers Jack Cole, he is the voice of reason and I love David Rowlands's humor. They all know her well and support her. 

Now, onto book 3.

4/5 Fangs

Cliffhanger: No 

A complimentary copy was provided by Bookouture via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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