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Something Wicked

(Andrew Hunter #1)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  757 ratings  ·  97 reviews
Nicholas Carr disappeared on his 18th birthday and the world has moved on. His girlfriend has gone to university, his friends have got jobs, the police have other things to look into.

But his father, Richard, is still stuck on the three fingers the police dug up from a sodden Manchester wood. What happened to Nicholas on the night he disappeared and why did he never come ho
Kindle Edition, 385 pages
Published June 5th 2014 by Pan Macmillan
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Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Kerry Wilkinson has fast become an auto-download for me!

This is the first book in the Andrew hunter series, a series new to the US, but previously released in the UK... Andrew doesn’t need to work he has chosen to be a PI to keep busy.... Jenny his assistant is a quirky straightforward character with some empathy issues... not sure what it was? could have just been the PI thing or the male/female thing, but something about this reminded me of the television show “Moonlighting“.... but then Andr
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’m so pleased to be on the blog tour for the US publication of Kerry Wilkinson’s Something Wicked today. Thank you to Bookouture for the invitation.

Kerry Wilkinson has been a sure thing author for me for sometime. I have read a few of his books and have always enjoyed them. This one was a bit different genre wise than the others I’ve read and I throughly enjoyed it.

Andrew is a private investigator who is currently in the midst of two separate investigations that the reader gets to experience al
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

Kerry Wilkinson has started a new series (or at least new to the US). Given how much I love the Jessica Daniels series, there was no chance I was going to miss this one.

Andrew is a PI, but not your typical down on your luck PI. It seems he doesn’t have to work and does this to stay busy. He’s got a great young assistant, Jenny who may have some empathy issues but is sharp as a tack.

The dry Wilkinson humor is still there, albeit a little subtler than in the JD series. That’s mainly because Andre
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free e-copy of Something Wicked by Kerry Wilkinson from NetGalley for my honest review.

This is a fantastic story with characters you will fall in love with. The story is based on the search for an 18 year old who vanished nine months ago. Only three of his fingers have been found, but the police have given up the search because too much time has gone by and no new leads.

Richard Carr, hires Andrew Hunter to find his missing son, Nicholas. Nicholas has been missing for nine months no
If you enjoy suspenseful tales or creepy books, especially this time of year, then #SomethingWicked could be the read for you! 

Something Wicked is a re-released UK novel by very popular author Kerry Wilkinson. I have read so many amazing reviews of Wilkinson's books and I was really looking forward to reading one by him. Something Wicked is the first in the Andrew Hunter series so I thought this would be a great place to begin. And it was. 
Andrew Hunter is a sarcastic, interesting PI with a past
Holly  B (semi-hiatus until Nov)

I really enjoy good detective series and when I saw that Kerry Wilkinson had a new one, I was excited to dive right into it. Andrew Hunter is the private investigator and Jenny is his young, sassy side-kick. I really enjoyed both of these characters and the way Jenny was willing to just get the job done. The chemistry between them was evident and I thought they were a great team. I also love a strong female character with some backbone!

The case they are involved in has a definite creepy
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say, I liked this a lot more than The Death and Life of Eleanor Parker which was still a great book but the paranormal aspect wasn't really my cup of tea. This, on the other hand, I thoroughly enjoyed. As far as I can gather this is a rerelease of a book that was originally published in June 2014 and is the first novel to feature private investigator Andrew Hunter, based in Manchester, UK.

Nine months ago, teenager, Nicholas Carr disappeared and despite the police making some gruesome d
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my second book by this author and I loved it as much as the first one. The plot is twisting and turning with a surprise at the end. There is lots of action which keeps the story going at a good pace. One thing that I especially love about Kerry Wilkinson books is the humor that he puts in...makes me laugh out loud. I felt this was a good start to a new series and I hope to read the next installment. Highly recommended!!
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2018

This is a book that Kerry wrote a few years ago, which I hadn't realized. I thought it was quite different from some other books that he's written. Here we meet Andrew who is a private investigator and his associate Jenny (who is very different). They are hired to find Nicholas Carr who went missing 9 months ago. From the beginning the investigation takes them in a very unknown direction. Soon they find themselves looking for answers in what appears to be an occult (devil and all). There we
Jul 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is the first book in the Andrew Hunter series by author Kerry Wilkinson.

Nine months ago Elaine Carr’s only son, Nicholas, disappeared on his 18th birthday in the dark woods near his home. He hasn’t been seen since, and she’s falling apart.

Investigator Andrew Hunter suspects Nicholas is alive, but in grave danger. He wants to know how no one in the small town of Prestwich has any answers. Why the teenager’s girlfriend is so cagey, and to get a proper look at the tattoo on her wrist. And as h
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
This is the first book in the Andrew Hunter series, a private investigator who took up following deterring wayward husbands, till Richard Carr comes to his office asking him to find his son Nicholas Carr.

The book took its time helping me to find a rhythm in its read, there were too many descriptions and thoughts in the initial half when I wanted solid investigation. But once the initial laying down of foundation of Andrew Hunter and his assistant Jenny was done, it went on to a professional tho
Sep 27, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars, actually.

I'm a fan of this author's books, so of course I was eager to try this one, the debut of a new series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter. It fell a bit short of my expectations for several reasons - perhaps the most important one being that I never quite warmed up to Hunter or his quirky assistant, Jenny. Almost every page of the way, it seemed to me that the author was simply trying too hard to get readers interested in both the characters and the plot while I, on
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I used to read blurbs before I start a book, but since a few months I don't do this anymore. I suppose you might wonder why. Well, it's very simple. By reading them I often had formed an idea in my head which way I wanted the story to go and sometimes, when it went the other way, I was not happy. Now I choose my books based on authors or on covers or titles or a combination of the above. Because, it's the authors fantasy we are reading and not our own, isn't it?  So I have decided to follow the ...more
Nick Davies
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
I really rather enjoyed this, which is pretty important in a novel of this type - there was a good pace to it, some believable and likeable characters, and an easy and clever humour which reminded me favourably of Christopher Brookmyre and similar. The plot did get slightly silly towards the end, but I could forgive this and the preceding three hundred pages of convincing stuff about a private detective and his quirky female assistant (yes, this has been done by other authors I’ve read too, but ...more
David Highton
May 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Andrew Hunter is a private eye first introduced in a Jess Daniel police procedural, and begins to become a developed character with a back story. However, the plot is not the strongest and the ending a little weak, so only 3 stars. I will read the second Hunter book though.
Sep 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: crime-thrillers
Something Wicked – An excellent new series

Having read Kerry Wilkinson’s previous outings as the author of the Jessica Daniel series and the thoroughly enjoyable The Silver Blackthorn Trilogy I looked forward to his new Andrew Hunter series. I can tell you I was not disappointed, the writing is absorbing, the descriptions spot on, even kinder than could be, and the action fantastic.

The descriptions were spot on; even kinder than they could have been is true if you know some of the areas within G
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This mystery novel is about a Private Investigator named Andrew, who gets dragged into a case where an eighteen year old has disappeared and all is definitely not as it seems.

This is the second novel I have read by this author, though the first I have read in this new series. The previous book I read by Kerry Wilkinson, I also gave three stars to. I feel three stars is an average rating, it means I enjoyed this bo
Vicki - I Love Reading
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2014
A Brilliant start to a new series-

Andrew Hunter Private Investigator. Book one.

We kick off this book with Andrew and his assistant Jenny working together as Private investigators.

Things seem to be just plodding along, when Richard Carr turns up, asking for help in tracing his son, who went missing 9 month ago. He feels the police are no longer interested in his missing son but needs to know what happened to him. The only trace that was left is 3 missing fingers found in the local woods. (try no
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 stars

Private Detective Andrew Hunter has a new partner of six months or so called Jenny. She is outrageous, outspoken, a whiz at technology and basically a hoot – at least to this reader.

They’re trailing a man named Stewart Deacon whose wife suspects him of cheating on her. He is driving a year old car and is good at running red lights. When they go to his wife’s home to report their findings, in bursts Jack their teenage son. He is very angry, gets into Andrew’s face and shakes his finger at
Joseph - Relax And Read Reviews
Best selling author Kerry Wilkinson has kindly forwarded me an advanced review copy of his latest thriller, 'Something Wicked', and now that I have read it I feel very grateful as I really enjoyed it.

Andrew Hunter is a private investigator and a very likeable character but with his share of skeletons in the closet. He works in the Greater Manchester area with his assistant, the somewhat mysterious Jenny, who keeps her life to herself. Although young, she seems to be fearless and surprisingly cap
Elaine Tomasso
Sep 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for a review copy of Something Wicked, the first novel to feature Manchester based PI Andrew Hunter.

Andrew is approached by Richard Carr who asks him if he can find his son. Nine months ago eighteen year old Nicholas Carr disappeared and while the police found three of his fingers in the local woods they found no other trace of him. Most people, including the police, think he is dead but nobody knows and his parents are desperate to know what happen
Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)
Andrew Hunter is a private investigator who looks for those who are missing. Richard Carr comes to Andrew asking him to help him find his missing son, Nicholas. He has been missing for nine months and the police have pretty much giving up on things. They found three of his fingers in the woods and just assume he must be dead.

At first there doesn’t seem to be a lot to go on but with the help of his assistant Jenny they dig in a little deeper and find some things that are really strange and Andrew
"If you decided you believed in something and chose to live according to that, then it became your own truth."

What a deliciously sinister novel featuring a new character, Andrew Hunter, who is a private investigator. He, along with his assistant, Jenny (a likely sociopath to some degree or "empathy deficit" as was said in the book), are tasked by Richard and Elaine Carr to find their son who had disappeared on his 18th birthday over 9 months prior. The police found 3 of Nicholas's fingers in a w
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Something Wicked by Kerry Wilkinson is the first book in the new Andrew Hunter series. I loved this book and it will be out in time for Halloween! Yes, if you want a new book to read which has so many twists and plot surprises with these characters, then grab this new book. Scary things happen in this story!
Private investigator Andrew Hunter and his assistant Jenny think they are investigating a missing person case which has gone cold. Nicholas Carr disappeared on the night of his eighteenth bir
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
an excellent read. once again- and it seems to be paying off for me- this book was a random choice that I saw on a bookshelf at my local library and decided the story synopsis was good. it was a good pace and the characters very well thought out.
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobook
I liked this way more than Kerry Wilkinson's Jessica Daniel series and I just love Andrew and Jenny's
Kristi Elizabeth
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, netgalley
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Dare I say it? You will NEVER guess the ending to this Kerry Wilkinson book. I was absolutely floored by the ending even though I read so many mystery and suspense books. As a big fan of Wilkinson's Jessica Daniel series, I thought I'd give the Andrew Hunter series a try. Love, love, love and I can't wait to read more. 18-year-old Nicolas Carr disappears on his birthday and is nowhere to be found. Three of his fingers are found in th
John FitzGerald
Jul 03, 2017 rated it liked it
I finished it, so I figure that merits a 3. I won't be reading any Andrew Hunter #2, though. The solution was profoundly silly. The characters were simply vehicles for text. The explanation of Hunter's wealth was unbelievable -- I could've figured out how to get that money for nothing, and I'm not exactly sly.
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read
Received from the author in exchange for an honest review.

WOW what a book. Great story and kept me hooked.

Something Wicked is the first book in a new series Kerry Wilkinson is writing based on the character Andrew Hunter.

Andrew Hunter is a private investigator set in the heart of Manchester.

When I first started reading this book and the opening chapter I was left puzzled as to what this book was going to be about, talking about radio presenters with fake American accidents playing 1980's mus
Carol Peace
May 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was lucky to get an advance copy of this book from Kerry Wilkinson for an honest review.
I have read a previous novel by Kerry Wilkinson and her Jessica daniels books are great and fast paced.
This was a totally different kind of book. Andrew is a private investigator and has an assistant Jenny who seems to be able to breeze her way though any sort of situation with minimum problems. When Nicholas Carr walks in to the office asking if they would look into the dissapearance of his son who went mi
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Kerry Wilkinson has had No.1 crime bestsellers in the UK, Australia, Canada, South Africa and Singapore. He has also written two top-20 thrillers in the United States. His book, Ten Birthdays, won the RNA award f

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