Eye for an Eye: A DI Jessica Daniel Novel 12

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1760558753

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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In bestselling crime author Kerry Wilkinson's Eye for an Eye, DI Jessica Daniel is tasked with multiple investigations while facing demons from her past. Seventeen years ago, Damian Walker abducted five women because the voices in his head told him to. Now he has been declared sane and is about to be released back onto Manchester’s streets with a new identity. But within hours, there is another attack similar to his previous ones. Walker has proof it’s not him – but is he reliable, and, if so, who is trying to frame him? DI Jessica Daniel and her chief are given a parallel task to the main investigation: keep an eye on Walker – but that’s not all Jessica has to do. Rock star Blaine Banner is playing a series of homecoming gigs but is convinced someone’s trying to kill him, while a bride-to-be is picketing the police station, demanding someone finds her missing fiancé. All the while, faces from Jessica’s past are watching and waiting. Someone wants a word . . .

Eye for an Eye

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Pan

ISBN: 9781509806652

Category: FICTION

Page: 368

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The twelfth novel in the Jessica Daniel series from the million-copy bestselling author, Kerry Wilkinson.Seventeen years ago, Damian Walker abducted five women because the voices in his head told him to. Now he has been declared sane and is about to be released back onto Manchester's streets with a new identity. But within hours, there is another attack similar to his previous ones. Walker has proof it's not him - but is he reliable, and, if so, who is trying to frame him?DI Jessica Daniel and her chief are given a parallel task to the main investigation: keep an eye on Walker - but that's not all Jessica has to do.Rock star Blaine Banner is playing a series of homecoming gigs but is convinced someone's trying to kill him, while a bride-to-be is picketing the police station, demanding someone finds her missing fianc�.All the while, faces from Jessica's past are watching and waiting. Someone wants a word...

The Girl Who Came Back

A totally gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Bookouture

ISBN: 1786812657

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

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Thirteen years ago Olivia Adams went missing. Now she’s back… or is she? When six-year-old Olivia Adams disappeared from her back garden, the small community of Stoneridge was thrown into turmoil. How could a child vanish in the middle of a cosy English village? Thirteen years on and Olivia is back. Her mother is convinced it’s her but not everyone is sure. If this is the missing girl, then where has she been - and what happened to her on that sunny afternoon? If she's an imposter, then who would be bold enough to try to fool a child’s own mother – and why? Then there are those who would rather Olivia stayed missing. The past is the past and some secrets must remain buried. An absorbing and gripping psychological thriller that will have you holding your breath until the final page. Read what everyone is saying about The Girl Who Came Back: ‘OMG this book is so damn good…. gripped from the very first page…. I freaking loved it!’ Chelle’s Book Reviews ‘Cor! Kerry Wilkinson strikes again with this absolutely incredible page turner!’ Novel Deelights ‘Wow this book just blew me away…it literally had me sitting on the end of the seat.’ Sean’s Book Reviews ‘The Girl Who Came Back is absolutely the most unique and twisted thriller I have ever read… The reader will not be able to put this book down once it captures you… The twist at the end is amazing and one no one will see coming… a wonderfully told tale that kept me reading well past my usual bedtime.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This was a fantastic read, as always, by a fantastic author… with enough twists and turns to keep you hooked until the very last word… I guarantee you will be hooked!!! Five stars!’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘OMG Kerry Wilkinson is on fire! This was awesome I loved it. The story totally captivated me, I couldn't put it down. Everything about this book is fantastic. I want to give it 6 stars!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Just WOW what an excellent read. Two stories in parallel that merge into an explosive ending that I truly didn't see coming.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘This is a fantastically written, complex psychological thriller that tackles difficult subjects and emotions all in one wonderful narrative. A must-read!’ Have Books, Will Read ‘This book was wonderful, there were lots of twists and turns that I didn't see coming so it kept me engaged all the way through the book. I really had a hard time putting this one down…Awesome read.’ Bonnie’s Book Talk ‘This book was really amazing! It kept me gripped… It is amazing how the author weaves the tale and it just keeps the reader engrossed and everything was never what it seemed. An absolutely brilliant book, I highly recommend it.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘A hugely enjoyable page-turner from Kerry Wilkinson: if he's not someone you've read you really are missing out!... I couldn't wait to find out what happened next.’ Cameron Book Reviews ‘I love everything Kerry Wilkinson writes - he has such an addictive, page-turning style of writing. And this book is definitely one of his very best! From the first line to very last, this was a superb, mind-blowing read… Absolutely loved this engaging, amazing story.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘This is one of those books that once you start you just have to keep going… this book has some great twists, and I have to say an OMG ending… I just didn't see that coming till it hit me in the face.’ I Love Reading UK ‘It was almost as if I had been hypnotised by the book… I just couldn’t put the book down.’ Ginger Book Geek p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Century Gothic'} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Century Gothic'; min-height: 15.0px} p.p3 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Century Gothic'; color: #ff2600; min-height: 15.0px} p.p4 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Century Gothic'; color: #414242} p.p5 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Century Gothic'; color: #414242; min-height: 15.0px} span.s1 {color: #414242}

Locked In

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781611099751

Category: Fiction

Page: 319

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"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?-- Page [4] of cover.

Rescue and Jessica

A Life-Changing Friendship

Author: Jessica Kensky,Patrick Downes

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763696048

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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When he is paired with a girl who has lost her legs, Rescue worries that he isn't up to the task of being her service dog.

For Richer, For Poorer

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447280911

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In good times . . . and bad. Three houses have been burgled in five weeks. The robbers barge in through the back, disable any way to contact the outside world, and then ransack everything - before distributing the stolen cash to local charities. It might be robbing from the rich to give to the poor - but Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel is not happy. The new DCI has a whiteboard with far too many crimes on the 'unsolved' side and he wants the burglars found. Doesn't he know Jessica has enough on her plate? There's a lottery winner who's gone bankrupt; the homeless teenager she's taken in; a botched drugs raid; a trip to London with DC Archie Davey - and a man-mountain Serbian with a missing wife who's been pimping out young women. All the while, someone's watching from the wings and waiting for Jessica to mess up. Officers are being pensioned off and booted out - with a certain DI Daniel firmly in their sights.

Nothing But Trouble

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447285441

Category:

Page: 352

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In Nothing But Trouble, a gripping crime thriller by bestselling crime author Kerry Wilkinson, DI Jessica Daniel has to protect the streets of Manchester from escaped prisoners - and those trying to hunt them down.Niall O'Brien is a veteran living on the edge of a rundown estate, refusing to sell his house to developers. He's the only remaining resident, alone and frightened by a series of break-ins. He's been threatening to shoot the next intruder but he can't be serious . . . what if the next person through the door is a police officer trying to help?Elsewhere, on a bright Manchester morning a vehicle screeches across a junction and wipes out a prison van. Two prisoners run for it, leaving the police to track them down.They don't have long to wait. Hours later, one of the escapees is hanged from a motorway bridge. Was he broken out solely to be killed, or is there something deeper going on?Meanwhile, someone's conning pensioners out of their savings and there are rumours that the bare-knuckle British middleweight title fight is coming to the city. DI Jessica Daniel fears finding herself in the middle of an all-out war, not knowing that the biggest threat might come from a frightened pensioner.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Author: Caitlin Doughty

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393245950

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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“Morbid and illuminating” (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. Most people want to avoid thinking about death, but Caitlin Doughty—a twenty-something with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre—took a job at a crematory, turning morbid curiosity into her life’s work. Thrown into a profession of gallows humor and vivid characters (both living and very dead), Caitlin learned to navigate the secretive culture of those who care for the deceased. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes tells an unusual coming-of-age story full of bizarre encounters and unforgettable scenes. Caring for dead bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, Caitlin soon becomes an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. She describes how she swept ashes from the machines (and sometimes onto her clothes) and reveals the strange history of cremation and undertaking, marveling at bizarre and wonderful funeral practices from different cultures. Her eye-opening, candid, and often hilarious story is like going on a journey with your bravest friend to the cemetery at midnight. She demystifies death, leading us behind the black curtain of her unique profession. And she answers questions you didn’t know you had: Can you catch a disease from a corpse? How many dead bodies can you fit in a Dodge van? What exactly does a flaming skull look like? Honest and heartfelt, self-deprecating and ironic, Caitlin's engaging style makes this otherwise taboo topic both approachable and engrossing. Now a licensed mortician with an alternative funeral practice, Caitlin argues that our fear of dying warps our culture and society, and she calls for better ways of dealing with death (and our dead).

Crossing the Line

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult

ISBN: 9781447247876

Category: Daniel, Jessica (Fictitious character)

Page: 392

View: 7754

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An icy chill is descending on Manchester as a sinister masked attacker haunts the city.Newly-promoted Detective Inspector Jessica Daniel is facing new challenges, professional - and personal. Top of the list is to catch the person who is stirring up memories of the notorious Stretford Slasher.With a police force at full stretch and a caseload stacking up, Jessica's priorities change as she comes close to the edge of what even she could consider to be all in the line of duty . . .

Thicker Than Water

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447241002

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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When Cameron and Eleanor Sexton arrive home to find their teenage babysitter missing, their immediate concern is for their young daughter. Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is dispatched to find out what's going on, but with all apparently well, she thinks she's been sent on a fool's errand. Soon, the teenager's body is discovered in an apparently random house on the other side of Manchester. The puzzle deepens when a journalist points out that someone placed an obituary for him just days before his disappearance. A string of clues point to a club whose owner has an unhealthy interest in Jessica, but then something happens which makes her question the very core of her beliefs. In Thicker Than Water, Jessica is left to turn to the one person she knows she can rely on . . . but is that trust misplaced? Praise for Kerry Wilkinson 'Wilkinson's story spreads like a pool of blood . . . his talent becomes ever more obvious' Daily Mail

Play This Book

Author: Jessica Young

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681195062

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Illustrations and simple, rhyming text invite the reader to try various instruments and join a band.

Scarred for Life

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447247914

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Scarred for Life is the ninth mystery featuring Kerry Wilkinson's popular detective, Jessica Daniel. DI Jessica Daniel is not having a good week. Her wallet's been nicked, the refurbished incident room is already falling apart, and a new football-mad constable is driving her crazy. She also has bigger things on her mind. A student's body has been dumped in a wheelie bin at the back of a university building, with a vague link to an Olympic medallist and a theory that it could have been an induction which went wrong. There's the tattooed shop raider who has her team stumped; someone attacking lone women; a chief inspector who seems to have a problem with her; and someone putting letters through her front door insisting that she's caught 'the wrong man'. Worlds are colliding for Jessica - and, if she's not careful, someone close to her might not make it out in one piece.

Promise Land

My Journey through America’s Self-Help Culture

Author: Jessica Lamb-Shapiro

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439101604

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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“A funny yet surprisingly nuanced look at the legends and ideas of the self-help industry” (People, 3.5 stars), Promise Land explores the American devotion to self-improvement—even as the author attempts some deeply personal improvements of her own. Raised by a child psychologist who was himself the author of numerous self-help books, as an adult Jessica Lamb-Shapiro found herself both repelled and fascinated by the industry: did all of these books, tapes, weekend seminars, groups, posters, t-shirts, and trinkets really help anybody? Why do some people swear by the power of positive thinking, while others dismiss it as so many empty promises? Promise Land is an irreverent tour through the vast and strange reaches of the world of self-help. In the name of research, Jessica attempted to cure herself of phobias, followed The Rules to meet and date men, walked on hot coals, and even attended a self-help seminar for writers of self-help books. But the more she delved into the history and practice of self-help, the more she realized her interest was much more than academic. Forced into a confrontation with the silent grief that had haunted both her and her father since her mother’s death when she was a baby, she realized that sometimes thinking you know everything about a subject is a way of hiding from yourself the fact that you know nothing at all. “A jaunty, cannily written memoir” (Chicago Tribune), Promise Land is cultural history from “a witty and enjoyably self-aware writer…Jessica Lamb-Shapiro’s talent as a storyteller is undeniable” (The New York Times Book Review).

DS Jessica Daniel Series:

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1743530110

Category: Fiction

Page: 833

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Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel works for the Greater Manchester Police force. Apart from fighting the daily battle against the northern weather, she also has to deal with exasperating colleagues, a hopeless best friend and managing her ever-growing floordrobe. And that's before she even gets started on some of Manchester's more challenging crimes ... Locked In: When a body is found in a locked house Jessica has little in the way of leads. With a journalist that seems to know more about the case than she does, Jessica is already feeling the pressure to not only discover the killer but also work out how they got in and out of the house. Then a second body shows up in identical circumstances to the first ... Vigilante: 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 as the victims are all hardened criminals themselves. The case becomes more complex when forensics matches blood from the apparent killer to a man already behind bars. The Woman in Black: A severed hand is found in the centre of Manchester. With a lengthy missing persons list and frantic families wondering if the body part could belong to their absent loved ones, Jessica has plenty to deal with - and that's before more sinister evidence starts to emerge. The only clue is CCTV footage of a woman in a long black robe placing the hand carefully on the ground but who is the mysterious woman in black? PRAISE FOR KERRY WILKINSON "A crime-writing colossus" The Sun "A strong voice..." Publisher's Weekly "Plotting, high drama and characterization are becoming the hallmarks of his thrillers" Lancashire Evening Post

How to Raise an Adult

Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success

Author: Julie Lythcott-Haims

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company

ISBN: 1627791787

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 368

View: 3518

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New York Times Bestseller "Julie Lythcott-Haims is a national treasure. . . . A must-read for every parent who senses that there is a healthier and saner way to raise our children." -Madeline Levine, author of the New York Times bestsellers The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well "For parents who want to foster hearty self-reliance instead of hollow self-esteem, How to Raise an Adult is the right book at the right time." -Daniel H. Pink, author of the New York Times bestsellers Drive and A Whole New Mind A provocative manifesto that exposes the harms of helicopter parenting and sets forth an alternate philosophy for raising preteens and teens to self-sufficient young adulthood In How to Raise an Adult, Julie Lythcott-Haims draws on research, on conversations with admissions officers, educators, and employers, and on her own insights as a mother and as a student dean to highlight the ways in which overparenting harms children, their stressed-out parents, and society at large. While empathizing with the parental hopes and, especially, fears that lead to overhelping, Lythcott-Haims offers practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness, and inner determination necessary for success. Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as of twentysomethings-and of special value to parents of teens-this book is a rallying cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.

Mark Z. Danielewski's House of Leaves

Author: Mark Z. Danielewski,Zampan?o

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0375420525

Category: Fiction

Page: 709

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A family relocates to a small house on Ash Tree Lane and discovers that the inside of their new home seems to be without boundaries

Something Wicked

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Adult

ISBN: 9781447262091

Category:

Page: 300

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Nicholas Carr disappeared on his eighteenth birthday and the world has moved on. His girlfriend is off at university, his friends now have jobs and the police are busy dealing with the usual gallery of thieves and drunks. But his father, Richard, can't forget 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 return home? A private investigator is Richard's last hope - but Andrew Hunter has his own problems. There's something about his assistant that isn't quite right. Jenny's brilliant but reckless and he can't figure out what she gets from working for him. By the time he discovers who's a danger and who's not, it might all be too late...

Pet This Book

Author: Jessica Young

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681198622

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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For fans of Press Here, this new interactive picture book line invites readers to touch and move and "play" with the book. Hello, friend! It's time to play! We're taking care of pets today. There are lots of ways little hands can care for animals. Each page of this book invites readers to pet the cat, wash the puppy, brush the horse's mane, and more--no animals required! With a delightful rhyming text and engaging illustrations, this book is full of pets who can't wait to play. The only thing they need is YOU! Just use your imagination, turn the pages, and Pet This Book! Pair with Play This Book, another title in this young picture book line that comes printed on heavy-duty card stock pages to stand up to all kinds of play!

Vigilante

Author: Kerry Wilkinson

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 9781477809495

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

View: 5381

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"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 in this case the victims are all hardened criminals themselves. The 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."-- Page [4] of cover.

Elizabeth and Zenobia

Author: Jessica Miller

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 168335186X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

View: 6629

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Abandoned by her mother and neglected by her scientist father, timid Elizabeth Murmur has only her fearless friend, Zenobia, for company. And Zenobia’s company can be very trying! When Elizabeth’s father takes them to live in his family home, Witheringe House, Zenobia becomes obsessed with finding a ghost in the creepy old mansion and forces Elizabeth to hold séances and wander the rooms at night. With Zenobia’s constant pushing, Elizabeth investigates the history of the house and learns that it does hold a terrible secret: Her father’s younger sister disappeared from the grounds without a trace years ago. Elizabeth and Zenobia is a wonderfully compelling middle-grade story about friendship, courage, and the power of the imagination.