Thursday, November 23, 2017
Locked in by Kerry Wilkinson (thoughts)
"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?"
I bought this book on Amazon just based off of the summary alone. At the time I couldn't get it through my library system and wanted so badly to read it so I couldn't resist buying it for myself. I'm really glad that I had the chance to read this one because I enjoyed this mystery just as much as I had hoped to. In this book, Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is in charge of investigating a murder where it seems impossible to discover how the killer got in or out as the house was locked. I was so intrigued by the idea of how a murder could have been committed when the house was all locked up. The idea of it kept me reading because I couldn't figure out how it had been done. It was almost as much of a puzzle for me, the reader, as figuring out who the killer was. I found that the questions surrounding how the killings helped to create that layer of tension that I love to have in the mysteries I read.
It took me a bit to get into this one though and I'm really not sure why. I'm guessing that it was just the reading mood that I was in - it happens sometimes. Once I was well and truly hooked though, that was when I couldn't stop reading. It's funny but I kind of started to guess the truth behind the mystery but then something happened and I figured that I was wrong. It was a suspenseful enough read that even being not as surprised by the ending as I hoped left it still being a solid read. It looks like there a bunch of books in this series so I'm really looking forward to continuing on with. I even have book two on my kindle so I don't need to wait long if I don't want to.
Overall, I found that I enjoyed this book a lot and am looking forward to reading book two in the near future. I love when I find a well established series like this - I'm not patient and this means that I don't have to wait for the next book in the series to release. It was suspenseful and fast paced enough that I found myself unable to put it down by the end. Recommended!
Bottom Line: Worth the money I spent on it!
Disclosure: I purchased this book off of Amazon.