The Killer Inside (Detective Jessica Daniel #1) by Kerry Wilkinson @bookouture

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Detective Sargent Jessica Daniel is called to investigate a murder, and she quickly notices that there are no signs of a forced entry – all of the doors and windows are locked when she arrives, and no keys are missing.

When a second body is found killed in the same way, Jessica knows she’s up against the clock and that she needs to crack the case before the killer strikes again. How are the victims connected, how is the killer able to get in and out of the house, and who is this journalist that seems to know more about the case than anyone else?

Bookouture does it again with another fast paced thriller! This is the first in a series of books about DS Jessica Daniel, a thirty-something woman trying to catch criminals and find her way in life. There are currently 11 books published in the series, and I’m excited to pick up the next book!

Jessica is a little rough around the edges, but she’s endearing. I read the author’s note at the end of the book about how many people in their early thirties are still growing up and finding themselves, and that we’ll see Jessica’s progress as we continue the series, so I’m excited to see how her character develops!

The murders themselves were really interesting – I was constantly trying to figure out how the killer was able to get in and out of the houses, and I enjoyed the reveal when all of the pieces fell together. I was able to correctly guess the killer about halfway through the book, but wasn’t able to guess the motive and connections until they were revealed, so there were still some aspects of mystery there!

Overall, this was a really quick moving serial killer thriller that I’d recommend for fans of the thriller genre! The end of the book successfully wrapped up this story, while leaving enough open that the sequels will make sense. I’m excited to see what happens with Jessica and the reporter, Garry! The Killer Inside is out now, so go pick it up! Thank you so much to Netgalley, Bookouture, and Kerry Wilkinson for a copy of the book. It was my pleasure to provide an honest review.


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