I'm happy to have had another Jessica Daniel mystery from Kerry Wilkinson.
from description: A man who survived being drowned ends up in Manchester’s canal. Someone who was hit by a car is shoved in front of DC Archie Davey’s patrol vehicle.
Killers generally aren’t a happy bunch but this particular one seems to have a problem with second chances.
In The Unlucky Ones, not only is someone making sure that those who barely escape death on one occasion, die the way they were "intended"--but maybe taking things one at a time is too darned slow.
Jessica also has another problem to solve. The Lees Estate has been particularly troublesome in the past, but about eight months ago crime reports suddenly began slowing down. Now, the estsate is almost crime free, and Jessica is suspicious of the sudden lapse in criminal activity and of a man who seems to have unusual control over the estate. He moved in at about the same time things on the estate improved, but isn't that a good thing?
This series begins with The Killer Inside and introduces some of the characters who continue throughout the series. Not only Jessica, but secondary characters, are three-dimensional and convincing in their roles.
Police Procedural. July 9, 2019. Print length: 352 pages.