It's a atand alone great crime story, but if you havent read any of Kerry Wilkinson's 'DS Jessica Daniel' series, i would recommend that you read them in order, 'locked In', 'Vigilante' and ' The Woman in Black' They are all fantastic stories, involving DS Jessica Daniel, as she picks her way through realistic serious crime's, in her own particular way, a down to earth detective, with all the baggage that comes with the job.
I was fortunate to win an advance copy in a competition, so from a privledged point of view, i found , Jessica's latest adventure 'Think of the Children' a real page turner, as she delves further and deeper into each of the investigations, as it twists and turns, often making the reader believe one point of view, whilst masking the real hidden truth.
Jessica's character, is no picture book, cleaner than clean type police officer, she says what she wants to say, rather than what her superiors want to hear.
Kerry tackles the crimes of child murder and missing children, in a very accurate and yet human way, a subject that raises the hairs on the necks of almost everyone, and scares the life out of everybody that has children.
A cracking story.
I read the book in just one session, and to be honest, should have stretched it out a 'wee' bit, any reader that likes good stories will know the feeling, i just could'nt put it down.