Its my turn on the Blog Blitz to review Kerry Wilkinson’s new stand-alone crime thriller The Girl Who Came Back.
The main protagonist in this book is a young woman, Olivia Adams, a woman that is about to turn one family upside down.
Why? Because 13 years earlier Olivia had disappeared when she was 6 years old, and nobody has seen or heard from her since.
So, when she casually walks up to her mother in a Café in a small town, and says hello, she starts the expected round of questions.
Is she really Olivia?
Where has she been?
Why has she come back?
What does she want?
Her family and friends all have ideas about the answers to all these questions. Some people are sympathetic to her, and others are outwardly unbelieving and hostile.
The story twists and turns to a conclusion that I didn’t see coming.
There were times when I was happy I could predict the end, only to change my mind to a completely different idea two chapters later.
What I didn’t anticipate is the actual ending.
Kerry Wilkinson writes some very good books. Unusually for a man, he tends to write from a female point of view, but he does it very well. I was shocked to read in his bio that he had only just turned 30. How does somebody come up with such complex storylines and such diverse characters in their 20’s.
I enjoyed this book. I’ve enjoyed all of Kerry’s books, but I have one thought.
How would DI Jessica Daniel handle this, a missing person turning up years after going disappearing as a six-year-old.
Maybe this is a thought for a new idea in books. Establish a long series with a cracking detective.
Then write a stand-alone novel such as this.
In the next book in the successful series, bring the acclaimed detective in to investigate the crimes which may, or may not, have taken place.
I believe the American Drama Series on TV call them cross over episodes.
Maybe we need some cross over books.
A good read, thank you Kerry.
Available now on Amazon