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Locked In (Season One: Book 1) (Jessica Daniel) [Kindle Edition]

Kerry Wilkinson
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (664 customer reviews)

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They think they are safe at home. Someone knows better.

When a body is found in a locked house, Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is left to not only find the killer but discover how they got in and out.

With little in the way of leads and a journalist that seems to know more about the case than she does, Jessica is already feeling the pressure – and that’s before a second body shows up in identical circumstances to the first.

How can a murderer get to victims in seemingly impossible situations and what, if anything, links the bodies?

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When a body is found in a locked house, Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is left to not only find the killer but discover how they got in and out. With little in the way of leads and a journalist that seems to know more about the case than she does, Jessica is already feeling the pressure – and that’s before a second body shows up in identical circumstances to the first. How can a murderer get to victims in seemingly impossible situations and what, if anything, links the bodies?

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Despite two national newspaper reports to the contrary, Kerry Wilkinson is male. Honestly.

His debut, LOCKED IN, the first in the detective Jessica Daniel series, is a UK no.1 Kindle bestseller, with the first three Jessica Daniel books making him Amazon UK's top-selling author for the final quarter of 2011.

THINK OF THE CHILDREN came out in February 2013, outselling Dan Brown to become Amazon UK's no.1 Kindle pre-order, making the top 10 crime ebooks, and entering the official top 20 paperback chart.

Kerry is the first formerly self-published British author to have an ebook no.1 and reach the top 20 of the UK paperback chart.

With PLAYING WITH FIRE, THICKER THAN WATER, BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and standalone dark thriller, WATCHED, Kerry has had eight consecutive top-20 Kindle crime books.

In May 2014, Pan Macmillan will publish RECKONING, the first novel in Kerry's young adult/fantasy/adventure series - the Silver Blackthorn trilogy.

In June, the same publisher will release the ebook SOMETHING WICKED, the first in a series starring Manchester-based private investigator, Andrew Hunter, who appeared in the fifth Jessica Daniel novel.

He is an occasional sports journalist and can frequently be spotted cycling the hills of Lancashire while trying not to be knocked off. Please drive safely around him. He was born in Somerset but now lives in the north west.

RECKONING is out on 22 May 2014; SOMETHING WICKED on 5 June; and the next Jessica Daniel book, CROSSING THE LINE, on 11 September.

RENEGADE (Silver Blackthorn 2) is out in 2015; as is standalone crime thriller DOWN AMONG THE DEAD MEN.

Find out more at: http://kerrywilkinson.com, http://facebook.com/JessicaDanielBooks and http://facebook.com/SilverBlackthorn

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read 22 May 2012
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My first Kerry Wilkinson book..I was tempted by the 99p Kindle price. But I have to say that this book is worth 10 times that. Wonderful story telling, beautifully constructed characters and although it wasn't too difficult to identify the serial killer midway through the book, it didn't detract in any way from the excitement.
This author is a real find for me and as I write this review, I have just finished the follow-up story, Vigilante, which is even better and which I will obviously review separately. I'm now about to download Jess Daniel book 3...you can never have too much of a good thing.
I totally recommend this series to everyone who enjoys a skilfully crafted, imaginative and exciting crime thriller. These are books not to be missed.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kept me wanting to know more 5 April 2012
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A new author to me and did not disappoint.
I was kept entertained throughout and it kept me guessing without being too predictable.
I could also relate to the characters as real people.
It is well worth a read.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A cracking new series... 26 Feb 2013
By Raven TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I feel that I may have joined the Kerry Wilkinson party a little late, looking at the phenomenal success he has enjoyed from self publishing to major book deal, but better late than never! I fair raced through `Locked In' the first DS Jessica Daniel investigation, an engaging police procedural set on the mean streets of Manchester and setting the scene for a series worthy of attention.

I think what I liked most about the book was the character of Jessica herself, as unlike many other crime authors, Wilkinson has made her wholly believable. She has no weird obsessions, no strange sexual attraction to her older boss, no addictive habits and apart from her, at times, hilarious angry outbursts as she doesn't suffer fools gladly, and is portrayed as a decent, focused and determined, detective. Wilkinson seems to have a knack for identifying those elements of modern life that rankle the most, and through Jessica gets a chance to vent his spleen so to speak, through her blunt turn of phrase and tendency towards sarcasm. I really liked her interaction and sense of playfulness with her police colleague DC Dave Rowlands and nerdy reporter Garry Ashford (yes, the unconventional spelling and tweed jacket annoyed me as well!) and her steadfast refusal to conform to certain expectations of her in terms of wardrobe and updating her old and loved car, which is widely ridiculed amongst her colleagues. The characterisation of both Jessica and the other central players generally felt very natural, and the dialogue flowed easily throughout the book engaging us further with the characters.
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165 of 181 people found the following review helpful
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I chose this book as my first "kindle-read" the reviews told me I should expect a book which I couldn't put down and I wasn't disappointed. The story line had me needing to know more right from the start both about the plot and the books main characters. The plot is excellent as it twists and turns right to the very last page, the cliff hanging chapter ends and clever reveals made sure I could barely put it down and the sense of beginning to get to know the main character Jessica Daniel made sure I started reading Kerry Wilkinson's second book Vigilante (Jessica Daniel Book 2) the day I finished "Locked in".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a really good book about D.S Jessica Daniel 28 Feb 2013
By Enid
Format:Kindle Edition
I really like police procedural stories and this one did not disappoint at all.It kept you guessing till quite near the end. I also enjoyed book 2 and 3 in the same series.
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32 of 36 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars pretty good 29 Nov 2011
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i quite liked it, though bits of it were a little predictable. Maybe i'm a super genius (i'm really not!) but i'd figured out the "how" of the crime from the beginning, and i had an inkling about the "who" long before the villain was revealed. I can't be more specific as i dont want to spoil it...but despite having a good idea as to what would happen i still enjoyed reading it and waiting to see if i was proved right/

The oh-so-feisty police lady started to annoy me a tiny bit, i think all the emphasis on how tough and rude she was was borderline too much...though some of the softer moments stopped her seeming too obvious. id consider reading books by this author again...depending on the price
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56 of 64 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Painfully bad..... 26 Dec 2011
By Ms Bond
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As an avid reader of crime fiction after seeing the good ratings for this book I started it expecting to discover an exciting new writer - only to be very badly disappointed. How it received the praise in other reviews leaves me dumbfounded (the cynic in me wonders if the positive reviews are from friends and family of the writer).
The plot is okay but predictable. I'm not sure why it is described as having constant twists as everything was so predictable I kept thinking that NOTHING could be that obvious.... but sure enough it was!
The worst part, however, is the abysmally poor grammar and prose which is almost painful to read. To then discover that the author is a trained journalist left me shocked and saddened for the future of journalism - I hope that this example is not indicative of the standards of English taught.
Initial impressions were that the writer was either a teenage girl or an elderly woman - certainly someone that was not really aware of the lifestyle, attitudes, speech patterns or behaviours of a twenty something career girl. Perhaps a geeky, game addict...
There would appear to be minimal knowledge of police procedures, vitually no references to modern policing or forensic methods and a police force that would struggle to survive in Midsommer Murder Land, never mind a large metropolis. None of the characters elicit even the slightest empathy from the reader - I actually wouldn't have cared one jot if they'd all come to gruesome ends.
The plot would probably work as a tv thriller and maybe the author should focus in this direction - working with scriptwriters to make the characters believable - although I still think that most people would guess the conclusion from pretty early on.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and cheerful
Well worth the free download once I got over the inconsistent language and grammatical errors. I enjoyed it as an easy read but wasn't thrilled. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Avid reader
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read
when I got into this book I really enjoyed it and was shocked by the twists and turns. a good easy read for anyone that likes a good detective story!
Published 4 days ago by jadee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good book downloaded to kindle so available with the click of a button! Brilliant author.
Published 4 days ago by Maggie Moore
4.0 out of 5 stars an enjoyable read
I found this book easy to read and one that had me guessing until the end. I would recommend it.
Published 17 days ago by MS C S SCOTT
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable
Another book brought on the reviews and was not disappointed. Liked the main character and look forward to reading the second book.
Published 21 days ago by Helen Richardson
3.0 out of 5 stars Griping in some places... but unfortunately dull in others.
Locked in was a good read. As the genre implies it was mysterious and it certinly was gripping in many places...in some parts i literally couldnt put the book down! Read more
Published 24 days ago by Sarahlizzylana
1.0 out of 5 stars Not for me
Found the story flat and uninspiring. It was more like reading a report than a story. I also have the Book 3 on my Kindle to read so hope it is better than this.
Published 1 month ago by M B
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Read
A well and truly gripping story. Kerry Wilkinson really brings Jessica Daniel and her personality to life, that it is so easy to forget that she is a fictional person. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Nick Rowland
3.0 out of 5 stars An easy read, but good detective story
Style of writing of this book is fairly basic and at times a bit irritating, as the reader is assumed to not be 'up to' keeping up with the story and details are laboured. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jalubey
5.0 out of 5 stars Great first book
Really enjoyed this first book. Good characters (though I did guess early how they left the house locked). Will read later books.
Published 1 month ago by PETER W.
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