I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Something Wicked by Kerry Wilkinson
Published by Bookouture on October 8th, 2018
Nicholas Carr disappeared on his 18th birthday and the world has moved on. His girlfriend has gone to university, his friends have got jobs, the police have other things to look into.
But his father, Richard, is still stuck on 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 come home?
Private investigator Andrew Hunter is Nicholas’s last hope – but Andrew has his own problems. There’s something about his assistant that isn’t quite right. Jenny’s brilliant but reckless and he can’t work out what she gets from their working relationship. By the time he figures out who’s a danger and who’s not, it might all be too late…
Here is what I thought
Andrew Hunter is a private investigator who looks for those who are missing. Richard Carr comes to Andrew asking him to help him find his missing son, Nicholas. He has been missing for nine months and the police have pretty much giving up on things. They found three of his fingers in the woods and just assume he must be dead.
At first there doesn’t seem to be a lot to go on but with the help of his assistant Jenny they dig in a little deeper and find some things that are really strange and Andrew is not real sure what to make of it at first but soon it starts to come together. Besides this case he is also working on a case that ends up being more than he bargained for and a reason why he doesn’t take on adultery cases. So he has a lot on this plate.
I liked Andrew somewhat but I think he is a little messed up but maybe that makes him a good PI. Something he did in his past which I can’t say doesn’t put him high on my list of favorite PI’s but he is still an interesting character. Jenny on the other hand is probably my favorite because she has a weird problem which worries Andrew a bit. She lacks empathy for anyone and doesn’t understand certain things and has no ability to be scared of anything which can land her in trouble. She is just pretty awesome.
Plot wise I have to say I was kind of bored up until about 50% or so as it just seemed like nothing was happening, but then there was a turn in the case and some good solid leads that starts to make things move quicker and become more interesting. It had a twist at the end that I didn’t see coming and so that was nice.
Overall, I thought it was an okay story and I will most likely look into the next book in the series. (Mostly for Jenny!) 🙂 If you like British crime stories check it out.