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Vigilante Audiobook

Vigilante: Jessica Daniel, Book 2

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Publisher's Summary

A killer behind bars is still killing....

Dead bodies are piling up for Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel. Usually when a serial killer is on the loose, the pressure would be building to find the perpetrator, but the victims are all hardened criminals themselves. The national media can't believe their luck with an apparent vigilante on the streets while Jessica's new boss seems grateful someone else is doing their job for them.

But things aren't so straightforward when forensics matches blood from the apparent killer to a man already behind bars.

©2011 Kerry Wilkinson (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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    Peter Newton-le-Willows, United Kingdom 11/06/2015
    Peter Newton-le-Willows, United Kingdom 11/06/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Kerry strikes again"
    Where does Vigilante rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Kerry Wilkinson continues to produce gripping thrillers & this is no different


    What other book might you compare Vigilante to, and why?

    Equal to any Morse or Frost novel due to the strength of the characters & plot


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    The final twist


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Definitely


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Ann Newcastle, England 27/06/2015
    Ann Newcastle, England 27/06/2015 Member Since 2014

    Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true

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    "Good!"
    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It was a good, satisfying ending.


    Any additional comments?

    This was a good tale. It nipped along at a fast pace and kept me involved. It loses a star because the writing was sloppy at times. On a few occasions, I found myself thinking of how the sentences could have been constructed better.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    L. Lomax UK 01/06/2015
    L. Lomax UK 01/06/2015 Member Since 2016

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    "An easy listen"

    This isn't a book to keep u up at night. Not gory or psycho thriller.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Nicky 06/12/2015
    Nicky 06/12/2015 Member Since 2011
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    What made the experience of listening to Vigilante the most enjoyable?

    This is the second book that I have read in the series and the characters really do seem to be coming alive this time.


    What other book might you compare Vigilante to, and why?

    I have recently 'read' books by Rachel Abbott and Elizabeth Corley and these are definitely of a similar genre and pace. I was fortunate enough to have to drive for around three hours and the journey just flew by.


    What about Becky Hindley’s performance did you like?

    I must admit that Becky Hindley's accents are slightly annoying, but then the author clearly describes characters from all around the country and to that extent she makes a valiant effort.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    kerry lawrence 05/12/2015
    kerry lawrence 05/12/2015 Member Since 2014

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    "Very good"

    I have really enjoyed this series. The characters are well written and the plots are engaging. I started this series about two months ago and since then I have been hooked. Jessica's character is likeable and easy to relate to. I now eagerly await the new book in the series coming in 2016. would definitely recommend to a friend. voice over also pleasant.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Freckles 26/08/2015
    Freckles 26/08/2015
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    "suspense with a dash of humour"

    This is a good detective book. what i really like is that the characters feel very real and you care about them. There is suspense, but it's not gritty- instead, there is some light humour thrown in. This is book 2 in a series and it gives quite a bit away about what happened in the first one, so I recommend that you start with book 1!!
    regarding the performance, I found that the person reading it didn't do different voices that well, so it wasn't always clear which character was speaking, but that's just a minor quibble.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stewart Webb Reading, Berks UK 24/08/2015
    Stewart Webb Reading, Berks UK 24/08/2015 Member Since 2013

    I am an avid audio book listener, having at least two books on the go at any one time and getting through two or so a week.

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    "Good Story"

    As usual a good story. Gets a bit silly at times and far fetched, but none the less a good and enjoyable listen.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jules UK 04/08/2015
    Jules UK 04/08/2015 Member Since 2008
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    "Another good yarn"

    Enjoyed, but read it far too quickly! I like the reader. Another reviewer said that they recognised the story, but I didn't and, as Audible could testify, I've read hundreds! Will now move onto book 3.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    JANE PRIOR 11/07/2015
    JANE PRIOR 11/07/2015
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    "I suddenly realised where I'd read the plot before"
    What would have made Vigilante better?

    Like many others who have reviewed Kerry Wilkinson's novels I quite like the character Jessica and, again like other reviewers, I appreciate the banter between Jessica and other characters in the story. With the first book in the Jessica Daniels series I very quickly solved the puzzle and who did it, which is unusual for me. Moving on to book 2 in the series any sense of enjoyment derived from the characterisation became frustration and annoyance when, half way through the book, I realised that the plot was familiar. Given that there are so many crime novels in print/audio formats it must become challenging for writers to produce something original but what makes other crime novels better is twofold; firstly, the best selling crime writers do overwhelmingly produce stories that are original and, secondly, the very best of those writers, produce genuinely good fiction as well.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Kerry Wilkinson again?

    I wouldn't listen to another Kerry Wilkinson again. I gave the writer a chance by listening two novels and I was interested in his choice to self-publish. I believe the author now has a deal with a publisher but I can see why his submissions were rejected by agents; agents will be looking for original and good fiction, whatever the genre. These books/audios might sell well but so do red top newspapers; high volume sales don't necessarily equate to quality content.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Overall, I am disappointed by the two books. There's a lot of hype and, at times, anger that some writers can't get published so self-publishing seems to be viewed as the underdogs fighting back against the establishment. I am not in a position to comment on whether or not other self-published authors are talented or fairly talentless but if I buy a book I want to buy something that will enrich my life; it's a bit like choosing not to eat from chain fast food outlets - just because millions of people do it that doesn't mean to say it's good.


    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    debby 29/02/2016
    debby 29/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Shocking but not in a good way."

    I have listened to hundreds of Audio books and this is the first review I have ever left. The plot was so predictable and transparent the author made the detective look like an idiot. I stopped listening before the last chapter so....if there were any redeeming twists after that then my apologies but life is too short.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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