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5.0 out of 5 starsKerry Wilkinson's writing is MESMERIZING!!!😊😊😊
Reviewed in the United States on March 15, 2019
I read A lot of books by many various authors but Kerry WILKINSON is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE! His writing is so detailed that I can actually visualize what is happening as I read it. His Jessica Daniels series is my favorite but I have to admit that Andrew and Jenny are really growing in me. I am so looking forward to reading the next book in this series when it comes out. Thank you for another wonderful read, Kerry! And another THANK YOU VERY MUCH for making your books available to buy in the USA now, too💜
I love the Andrew Hunter Series. I enjoyed this book, but Something Hidden (second book) is still my favorite. Love that we got more of a glimpse into the real Jenny. I can't wait to find out her secrets. I know she is hiding something, not to mention she's also a little bit scary. Love Aunt Gem and the always portly Rory. I can't imagine what would have happened to her if Andrew wasn't staying with her that night. I didn't enjoy the Luke Marsh case as much as the previous cases. I still don't really understand the motives behind the murder of Michelle. It was so strange and would never have guessed who would be involved. I guess people do crazy stuff all the time for no real reason. I did enjoy all the investigative work that Andrew and Jenny put into the case. I'm still rooting for Keira. How Andrew manages to find Jenny was pure genius. The girl is scary intelligent (emphasis on scary.) But I do love her. Although, this book she seemed a little different than she did in the previous two. I don't think this is the last we will see of Thomas Braitwaite.
Definitely recommend the book and the previous two in the series. Can't wait to read the next book in the series!! Hopefully all will be revealed about Jenny's past.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bookouture through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Michelle Applegate was found drowned in a canal. While the police investigated, no leads were found and the case went cold. Her mother, Anna Applegate hired private detective Andrew Hunter and his sidekick Jenny to look into the case. She is sure that football star Jack Marsh had something to do with the death. The police looked at him, of course, but he had a solid alibi and was playing cards with his teammates in a hotel and never left the building.
Jenny is a somewhat mysterious young woman who has a craving/love for sweets and is fiercely loyal to Andrew. Together they investigate the apparent murder of Michelle. Meanwhile, an old nemesis of Andrew's come out to play. Braithwaite, a local crime boss, wants Andrew to do some “favors” for him, like locate a stolen violin. Andrew knows Braithwaite's trouble, but can't see any way out of helping him for Braithwaite is also violent and doesn't take “no” for an answer.
Michelle was a party girl. She had a dream of marrying a “big star” and visited the local clubs in hopes of meeting one. She drank too much. In fact the coroner put down her death as “alcohol poisoning.”
As Andrew and Jenny investigate Michelle's death (and the stolen violin case), they learn some really interesting facts about both Michelle and Jack. This leads them through layers of clues and they talk to many people, some fairly nice and some not so nice.
Then Jenny disappears.
The killer's identity came as surprise to me. The motive was pure television drama. I shook my head at the stupid-ness of it all.
I liked Andrew and Jenny much better than Mr. Wilkinson's Jessica Daniel series. They are much better characters and more believable than Detective Daniels. I like the way Andrew and Jenny get along and I like Jenny's sense of mysteriousness about her. This is a well written and plotted book and although it is my first Andrew and Jenny story, it won't be my last. I truly enjoyed it. I am looking forward to the next in the series and catching up with the two books I missed.
I want to thank NetGalley and Bookouture for forwarding to me a copy of this great book for me to read, enjoy and review.
You know the feeling when you can get your hands on a book that is being published, written by one of your favourite authors? Well, actually that is a feeling I seem to have a lot lately. And I just love it. LOL
It’s like Christmas, Easter and every other holiday are all on the same day almost every single day of the week. Lucky me!
Yesterday I was one happy camper because I had the pleasure to devour the third part in this excellent series.
Andrew Hunter is a character I like very much and then there is wonderful, mysterious, fun Jenny. Every time I hope the author will tell us more about her … Yes, he feeds us a little snippet here and there, but there is still so much to uncover. I love and hate it at the same time. I truely am dying of curiosity. And of course auntie Gem. The author could not have chosen a better name for her, because she sure is a gem.
This author hit pay dirt and struck gold once again. The story was interesting and intriguing, sprinkled with a bit of humour 5 stars.
Reviewed in the United States on November 16, 2020
So judging from the reviews, I'm one of the few who didn't love this one.
This is not a statement against the author - I enjoy his books and will happily read him in the future.
This one just didn't do it for me.
The mysteries were odd. I never, ever bought into them and certainly didn't buy into a particular villain. The issues with another character were just weird and the reasons behind all the 'warnings' never really panned out into much.
I just kept thinking this one was clunky.
I did finish it and it kept my interest long enough that I was willing to ride it out to see what happened, but I really didn't enjoy most of it.
I have been waiting for nearly three years for this third book in the Andrew Hunter series and although the author has given me plenty of stand alones and Jessica Daniel books in the mean time, as soon as I heard there was a new "Andrew", I've been chomping at the bit to get my mitts on it. So... the long awaited book - the verdict... Blooming brilliant! Having pined for Andrew for so long, I tried to slow down and savour it but I'm afraid I failed. Once I got started there was no prising this book from my hands until I had devoured every single word. I even forgive the author for the horrid series arc he left unresolved at the end of the book - unless that is I have to wait another three years to find out! Ok so in this book PI Andrew Hunter is visited by Anna Applegate, a bereaved mother, whose daughter Michelle died during a night out. The death - by drowning, exacerbated by alcohol consumption - having been ruled an accident. But Anna is convinced it was foul play and that her footballer (see what I did there?) boyfriend, Jack, had something to do with it. Andrew agrees to look into the case before committing to it but he soon uncovers dark secrets in Jack's past and potential holes in his alibi. Meanwhile. Andrew is also visited by a face from the past which stirs up memories and emotions. Oh, and there's that favour he owes someone you really don't want to be owing favours to. And, if that's not enough balls for the author to successfully juggle, these's something Andrew's assistant Jenny is hiding. So, why do I love this series so much. Well, even after nearly three years without Andrew I was able to slip back into his word easily and comfortable pretty much from the first page. It was like we'd never been apart! Oh, the small cameo in a Jessica book did ease my pain along the way and probably helped the re-connection process a tad. The rest of the reasons why I loved this book are the usual things that I know and love about all this author's books. His setting of Manchester, again like a character in its own right, so important it is to the story. The no nonsense way he tells the story with pretty much no superfluous padding. The matter of fact speech and banter which enhance his character interaction is, as always, sublime. Not forgetting all the humour he injects into the narrative. But all these things wouldn't matter if the story was weak. Which, I hasten to add, it wasn't. Plotting was tight and well executed and the main story kept me fooled right until the end. As I learned more and more about the characters, the confusion evaporated, the bigger picture started to emerge, and it all came together perfectly at the end. I especially liked the "side jobs" Andrew did along the way, especially the violin one! All in all, it was worth the extended wait to read this book. Hopefully the next Andrew will not be as long in coming.
Another great read from Kerry Wilkinson. I’ve had this one on my tbr pile for some time and really enjoyed it. Andrew Hunter is a private investigator and along with Jenny, he normally gets tangled up in something he shouldn’t. This book is no different! Hunter is asked to look into the death of a young woman who was thought to have fallen into the canal whilst drunk, but her mum thinks there was more to it. It also involves a footballer who has an eye for the girls, but was he involved in her death? As well as this story, Hunter has also become embroiled with Braithwaite and will do anything to get out of his grasp. This is a great crime thriller that had me hooked throughout the book.
Only bought this book in the early hours of this morning and finished it a moment ago. Now I have to wait for Kerry to publish the next instalment of Andrew Hunter, I hope it's not too long to wait. This has been a brilliant series so far, almost on par with Jessica Daniel series. Keep writing Kerry and I will most definitely keep reading
Another brilliant book in the Hunter series. Kept me gripped from start to finish. Really hope there will be further books in this series. I advise you start at the beginning if your new too the series. I highly recommend this series.