Crossing the Line by Kerry Wilkinson Publication Day BLAST!
I am so excited to be a part of Kerry Wilkinson’s Crossing the Line Publication Day BLAST! Don’t forget to check with me on Twitter, as I will be retweeting the blog blast posts. Look at all of the wonderful blogs that will be posting their reviews on Crossing the Line too! I can’t wait to read them, myself!
Holy-crazy-balls, Crossing the Line is by far my favorite Kerry Wilkinson book. And I’m not just saying that because I am part of the Publication Day Blast. It’s for true and for real.
Let me preempt this by saying, you DO NOT need to have read any of the prior books to read Crossing the Line. Sure, it’s #8 in the series, but this functions very well as a stand-alone novel as well.
With that said, I am not going to delve deeply into the book description, as it is laid out at the top of this post.
First of all, very few psychological thrillers make me laugh, and there was quite a bit of humor and sarcasm in this book that made me chuckle out loud. My favorite line:
To call it a shithole would insult any holes that had been dug in the ground and filled with shit.
And some of the characters – PC Pen-Thief. Joy Bag Jane. Laughed. Out. Loud. A lot.
The pacing of the book was pretty solid. The first half of Crossing the Line was chugging up the hill slowly. Then, at approximately 60%, the train crests the top, and you go zipping downward – crashing into a pile of “What The Hell.”
As the book goes on…
Things seem like they are coming together, but are they? At about 75% I was beginning to wonder if there were going to be loose ends. There was a particular character that I enjoyed following, but hadn’t heard much about him near the end. BUT alas, he arrived again. I am delighted to report that this is a neat and tidy book with no loose ends leaving you to wonder. Loose ends make me cringe.
The only loose end is the cliffhanger at the end. I’m not reading the intro to the next book. I plan on going in blind b/c that how much I don’t want any spoilers! LOL
Kerry Wilkinson had a lot going on in this book. It’s all a good thing because it indeed kept me engaged the entire time.
From start to finish, Crossing the Line was a joy to read. After reading The Killer Inside, I stated my investment in the Jessica Daniel Series, and I still stand by that. I absolutely cannot wait to devour the rest of the series. The rebel in me doesn’t want to read any of them in any particular order, either. (That’s a lot of badassery for someone with OCD!)
5-sarcasm-humor-stars. You can purchase your copy of Crossing The Line by Kerry Wilkinson at amazon.com.
Thank you to Bookouture, Kerry Wilkinson and NetGalley for providing an advanced copy for my review. My opinions are solely my own.
Kerry Wilkinson’s BIO
As well as his million-selling Jessica Daniel series, Kerry has written the Silver Blackthorn trilogy – a fantasy-adventure serial for young adults – a second crime series featuring private investigator Andrew Hunter, plus numerous standalone novels. He has been published around the world in more than a dozen languages.
Originally from the county of Somerset, Kerry has spent far too long living in the north of England, picking up words like ‘barm’ and ‘ginnel’.
When he’s short of ideas, he rides his bike or bakes cakes. When he’s not, he writes it all down.
Upcoming US releases:
Behind Closed Doors (Jessica Daniel 7): Out now
Two Sisters (standalone): Out now
The Girl Who Came Back (standalone): Out now
Crossing The Line (Jessica Daniel 8): December 2017
Scarred For Life (Jessica Daniel 9): late-2017
One Cloudy Night (standalone): Spring 2018
The Death And Life Of Eleanor Parker (standalone): June 2018
For Richer, For Poorer (Jessica Daniel 10): 2018
Nothing But Trouble (Jessica Daniel 11): 2018