The Girl Who Came Back by Kerry Wilkinson – Blog Blitz.


About the Book

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.

My Review

Whilst I have read the Jessica Daniels series and enjoyed them this is the first standalone novel that I have read by Kerry Wilkinson. And it is good, I will go as far as saying it is excellent. It is one that had me biting my nails with anticipation over what would be revealed.
When Olivia returns home to the village she was abducted from thirteen years earlier she gets a mixed response. Obviously, her parents are delighted along with family friends but there are also those who question her intent and her story. Some of the tales she tells about the life she had are a little extravagant and I was unsure at times whether to believe her, or if she wasn’t Olivia why was she insisting she was?
This was a book I raced through. Its mainly set in the modern day but there are sporadic chapters from Olivia’s childhood. These reveal what happened to her, how she was let down and how she fought back. They show a growing independence as well as a growing need to be loved. At times, they are sinister and upsetting. Some of the characters are intimidating, and  not just with Olivia. There are many people in the village who were controlled and threatened by a couple of people.
One of the things that Olivia did left me a little sickened and made me question her character but when all was revealed, I understood more why she did it. Even though it was something I struggle to accept.
A great read and a reminder that I need to read the books that I haven’t read by this author. With thanks to the publisher for the copy received.

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Crossing the Line by Kerry Wilkinson – my review


I always enjoy reading a novel set somewhere I know, in this case Manchester.
Crossing the Line is the eighth in the series, but also being advertised as the first of the second season.
I haven’t read all of the books featuring Jessica and her team but it didn’t stop me enjoying the book, some of the characters I was familiar with and I didn’t struggle with the ones I had never read about previously
There are a few investigations taking place in the novel. A series of vicious attacks on people, a missing person and a cold case all make up for an exciting read.
Part of the novel was about Jessica’s personal life and this was really the only part of the book that I felt I would have liked more if I had read all of the books. There were no spoilers but I would have appreciated these sections more if I knew what had happened earlier.
I’m glad that the humour that was in the first few books is still present. I was laughing a few times, especially at the start of the novel regarding MPs.
Like with so many other books now there is a cliff hanger ending. It was one that I hadn’t expected at all so I am really looking forward to reading book nine. I will also be reading the books I haven’t read soon.
Thanks to the publisher for the proof copy sent.

For those who are interested books 1- 7 are the kindle daily deal today.