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Silent Suspect

(Jessica Daniel #13)

4.43  ·  Rating details ·  260 ratings  ·  62 reviews
It started with a phone call. Just one word – ‘Jessica’ – and now Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel has a big problem.

Her missing friend, Bex, called from a battered seaside payphone and yet, by the time Jessica arrived, there was nobody there.

One man claims he can help – but then he turns up on a beach stabbed to death.

Jessica believes someone must be framing her. Someon
Kindle Edition, 316 pages
Published January 14th 2019
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Jan 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley

I love the Jessica Daniels series but the premise here initially made no sense to me. It starts right after the ending of book 12, in which Jessica gets a phone call from Bex, who had disappeared from Jessica’s house months before without any of her belongings, including her phone or purse. When Jessica goes to check out the location of the phone call, a phone box in Blackpool, she sees a missing person poster on the phone box and calls the number. And I’m thinking really? But I should have trus
Jan 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the 13th book in the Jessica Daniel series by author Kerry Wilkinson. I have ready many books by this author but surprisingly this is the first one I have read in this long running series and can easily be read as a standalone without spoiling any enjoyment.
Jessica is alone in Blackpool looking for her missing friend Bex after tracing the last phone call she received off Bex to a phone box in Blackpool. She takes holiday from work to make her own investigations that get her into trouble
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've said before that while I truly enjoy this series, I never totally warmed up to the main character, detective inspector Jessica Daniel, until Book 12 (this is the 13th). In that one she won me over, and after reading this one I remain a fan. She's a tough-as-nails, no-nonsense woman whose background issues don't get in her way - well, most of the time, anyway.

As this one begins (thanks to the publisher for an advance review copy) Jessica has received an ominous phone call from her wayward yo
Jan 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Silent Suspect is the thirteenth book in the Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel series and is a thrilling, heart-pounding read. From page one, it's a tension-filled, intense and high-octane rollercoaster ride, and at certain points, I found my jaw on the floor. I was in its grip rapidly and not released until it was all over. It held my attention a little too well, but that certainly isn't a complaint! Wilkinson's characters are almost always real and relatable, and here they are well developed. ...more
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Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read_2019
This is #13 in the Jessica Daniel series, but my first read in the series. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and would go back and read all the Jessica Daniel books. I feel like there was not spoilers from the previous books, it really stuck to the story at hand.

I really loved Jessica Daniel’s character, she was a very likable and strong character. She’s a Detective Inspector, so this could be classified as a police procedure, but this particular book wasn’t since she was the suspect. She had to
Donna Hines
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Creepy. Psychologically Thrilling. Deeply moving.
This has it all and Kerry has plenty of twists and turns for readers of all ages.
Bex called Jess from a dark and dirty seaside pay phone but when Det. Jess went searching for her friend nothing existed.
Now she feels framed and for good reason.
The one and only person claiming to help Jess was found stabbed to death.
Now what?
Clearing her name and finding her friend safe and sound is all she asks, now that can't possibly be that difficult right?
Elaine Tomasso
Jan 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for an advance copy of Silent Suspect, the thirteenth novel to feature DI Jessica Daniel of Greater Manchester Police.

When Jessica traces a call from her missing friend Bex to a call box in Blackpool she heads over there to try and find her but things start to go wrong when Peter Salisbury who offers to help her is found stabbed to death hours after meeting her. She doesn’t have long to find out what’s happening before she’s arrested for murder.

I th
Pat Simpson
Jan 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series just gets better and better! I think anyone who read book 12 in this series couldn’t wait for book 13 as we were left hanging on wanting more after Jessica received a phone call from her missing friend Bex at the end of the book. We find Jessica leaving her team in Manchester and setting off to Blackpool to try and find Bex. She had traced the call to a phone box and on investigating sees a missing person poster for another girl with a telephone number on it. This sets Jessica on a d ...more
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three cheers for the author because he has done it again. I opened this book (I had been wanting to read it so badly since I last the previous part) and I was lost straight away. It felt like I had been given a slap on the back and I fell, head first into this brilliant story.

Events are piling up in this fast-paced book. You seem to be in a small canoe being dragged away with the current of this raging river. At the moment you think that last whirlpool will be the end of it, there is the rescue
Julie Lacey
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fantastic series that I highly recommend.
In this book Jessica is on her own in Blackpool, looking for Bex.
Book 12 ends with Jessica receiving a phone call from Bex and she traces it to a phone box in Blackpool. She takes some leave from work and starts her own investigation which lands her in deep trouble.
Before she knows it, she’s ‘helping the Police with their enquiries’ as a person she spoke to ends up murdered.
Jessica is in a strange place and has no-one to turn to until she me
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hard to believe this is the 13th book in the Detective Jessica Daniel series and it is every bit as fresh as the first.
Silent Suspect grabs you from the get go. Jessica has pulled in some favours to trace the call she received at the end of book 12.
It came from a phone box on the south shore in Blackpool and as this is the only lead to finding her friend Bex Jessica heads straight there.
She locates the call box and discovers the poster of another missing girl.The girl Katy looks a lot like Bex,
Melissa Borsey
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a story of what happens when Jessica is on the other side of the law? I enjoyed this fast-paced, suspenseful story and look forward to the next book in this series. I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
~ Cariad ~
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thirteen outstanding books in a series has to be a record of some kind, no?!!

God, I can't wait for number fourteen! Jessica Daniel is one of the best detective characters ever written.
Vicki - I Love Reading
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved being back with Jessica. Review to follow
Dec 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
With the way that book 12 ended I have been chomping at the bit to get my hands on this book as I'd heard that it marks the end of season two for Jessica and promises to wrap up the season thread that has been present throughout. But as I started it, I soon wondered if this time Jessica had bitten off more than she could chew. Obviously it is always best to read a series from the start and in order and with this book, it is especially important as it does wrap up things that have gone before but ...more
Steve J
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Time for the latest installment of the Jessica Daniel crime series. Ive said repeatedly this is my favourite series and book 13 which may be unlucky for some is definately not on this occasion. This is by far the best in the series and sets out to wrap up "Season 2".

Book 12 Eye for an Eye ended with the one word "Jessica..." on the phone from the missing Bex before the phone line cut out.

Silent Suspect starts with Jessica having pulled in some favours and traced the phone call to a phonebox on t
Feb 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Published by: KAW Publishing (21st December 2018)

ISBN: 978-0957016422

Source: Netgalley

Rating: 5*


It started with a phone call. With just one word: ‘Jessica’ - and now Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel has a big problem. Her missing friend, Bex, called from a battered seaside payphone and yet, by the time Jessica arrived, there was nobody there. One man claims he can help – but then he turns up on a beach stabbed to death.

Jessica believes someone must be framing her. Someone who is alway
Dec 19, 2018 added it
All Jessica wants is an answer to the question of why Bex left...

She's been searching for months, and when Jessica finally receives a phone call from Bex, the only word spoken is, "Jessica." It takes Jessica two days to trace the call to a west coast pay phone in Blackpool. Taking some long overdue time off, Jessica heads there immediately hoping to find Bex but ends up in a disaster of the sort that involves Jessica being accused of murder. This is quite the complicated plot featuring all sorts
Steph  Sheppard
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What can I say? I'll start with this, this is a thrilling rollercoaster ride of a book, buckle up and get ready for it. I've loved this series from the beginning, Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel is a stubborn strong minded woman who has been through the mill both personally and professionally but she always comes out fighting.
If you've read the 12th book you'll know that at the very end of it Jessica receives a phone call from her friend Bex who has been missing for about three months saying
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Silent Suspect by Kerry Wilkinson is the 13th installment in Wilkinson's Jessica Daniel series. Jessica's friend Bex has been missing for three months when she gets a phone call and the only word spoken is "Jessica" before the call ends. But it is Bex's voice.

The call is from a public phone booth in Blackpool, and as soon as Jessica traces the call, she is off to the seaside town in search of Bex. Things get strange as soon as Jessica locates the phone booth and sees a poster of a missing young
Jacqueline Murphy
Jan 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As is becoming the norm when Kerry Wilkinson releases a new instalment of the Jessica Daniels series it kept me up all night to finish it in one sitting, I am never able to put these books down and this one was no different, with the last book leaving us on a cliff hangar with the phone call from Bex, this book follows up on that lead with Jessica having traced the call to Blackpool. This was a more personal book than usual, with Jessica trying to track down and ensure Bex is safe, they have an ...more
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
hank you to Netgalley, the Publisher and the Author for the opportunity to read this book in return for a review based on my honest opinion.

I love the Jessica Daniel series. Although this book is the 13th book in the series, it would be quite enjoyable as a stand-alone book as well. but I think that anyone reading this book would seek out the others anyway. Jessica is a great character and I have enjoyed seeing her grow and solve all these great cases. This case puts her in an unfamiliar town an
Feb 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Silent Suspect is book 13 in the Detective Jessica Daniels series I've read and loved them and this is right up there as one of the best so far!!! Jessica is on her own in this one and I really enjoyed it even though I missed the banter of her team. Jessica gets a call from her friend Rebecca (Bex) who disappeared from Jessica's house a few months ago. All she says is "Jessica" then the line goes dead. Jessica traces the call to a phone box in Blackpool and she is due leave so she uses it to go ...more
Linzi Moon
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was so pleased to get a preview copy of the long awaited Jessica Daniel 13. I never tire of reading this series.
This story follows on from the one word phone call Jessica receives at the end of ‘Eye for an Eye’. The action takes Jessica out of her comfort zone, firstly because it is based in Blackpool, away from the familiar Manchester setting, and also because more than any time in the past Jessica is potentially on the wrong side of the law. If she fails to solve this mystery the end of her
Dec 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018
The latest in the long running Jessica Daniel series see our titular character taken out of her familiar Manchester homeland and being framed for a series of crimes she didn’t commit. Billed as the last in the ‘second series’ of the Daniel story arc, Silent Suspect is quietly one of the strongest offerings in the series to date.

Overlooking the fact that that this, the 13th Jessica book, is used to tie up a number of loose ends ahead of the long-awaited third season, Silent Suspect is a splendid
Carole Gourlay
Dec 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just love Jessica and was highly delighted to be offered this book as an ARC from Kerry and I started reading it straight away. I must say Kerry’s Jessica novels never fail to thrill me and I love the humour that goes into them! Especially Jessica and her “chippy teas”.

This story is quite different from the usual Jessica storylines in that she is on the receiving end of being hunted by the police. She receives a phone call from her old friend Bex and goes up to Blackpool to investigate but wh
Fran Ringland
Jan 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have read and loved all this series. The first chapter pulled me in and I think even if this was my first exposure to the series I would be dragged in. There are so many questions, all around why is she there, what brought her to that place? It takes a talent to set up the interest - and Wilkinson, as his books prove is very talented. I have to believe Wilkinson has a plan or a map. If he does he is so devious I have no idea where this is going but I am happy to go along for the ride. However, ...more
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Silent Suspect (Detective Jessica Daniel thriller series Book 13) by Kerry Wilkinson is a page-turner which has Jessica on the run from the law! I enjoy reading the Jessica Daniel thrillers and this book had me anxious for Jessica to find the truth of why she was being set-up and framed for two murders. I won't post spoilers, but the emotional core of this story is heartbreaking. As Jessica is searching for Bex or clues as to what has happened to her, the events begin to become frightening. Jess ...more
Paul Marshall
Jan 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As an avid fan of the Jessica Daniel series, I waited with baited breath for book 13, and couldn't wait to start it. As usual, I couldn't put it down. I always feel like I know Jessica well, and Silent Suspect is a perfectly timed instalment. Being set outside of Manchester, and with Jessica not offically 'at work', it explores and develops other character traits. I liked the tie-in with Andrew Hunter and that the book ties up a number of ongoing threads in the series.

As usual, it's a thrilling
Jan 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another Jessica Daniel thriller. I've come to love Jessica Daniel, and am forever looking out for the next book in the series.

In this book, Jessica is on the wrong side of the law. When Bex, her friend mysteriously disappeared from Jessica's home, she was distraught and helpless. There were no clues to her whereabouts and no sensible explanation of why or where she had disappeared.

So when Jessica receives a phone call from Bex which is traced back to Liverpool, she rushea there, only to find her
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Recent & upcoming releases:
- THE WIFE'S SECRET (standalone): 10 October
- SILENT SUSPECT (Jessica Daniel 13): 14 January 2019
- SOMETHING BURIED (Andrew Hunter 3): 7 March 2019

USA extras:
- Something Wicked (Andrew Hunter 1): 8 October
- Eye For An Eye (Jessica Daniel 12): 7 November
- Something Hidden (Andrew Hunter 2): 10 December

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