Playing with Fire

4.24 based on 354 ratings & 39 reviews on Goodreads.com

Those who play with fire are going to get burned . . .

Seven years ago Martin Chadwick set fire to a Manchester pub, not knowing a teenager was sleeping inside. Chadwick's release from prison is imminent, with journalists gearing up for a good old-fashioned media lynching.

With the victim's father telling the papers he is out for revenge, DS Jessica Daniel is left to keep an eye on Chadwick and his fiery eighteen-year-old son.

If that's not enough to keep her occupied, a private investigator is doing a fine job sticking his oar in, it looks like there's a schoolgirl suicide ring in operation, her car is working a little too well, and the endless rain continues to pound her northern home.

Jessica's personal and professional life is in the balance - giving her barely enough time to focus on the person in her midst seemingly intent on burning everything to the ground.

Playing With Fire is an exciting and compelling mystery from the bestselling phenomenon, Kerry Wilkinson.

About Kerry Wilkinson

Kerry Wilkinson is something of an accidental author. His debut, Locked In, the first title in the detective Jessica Daniel series, was written as a challenge to himself but, after self-publishing, it became a UK Number One bestseller within three months of release. Kerry then went on to have more success with the second and third titles in the series, Vigilante and The Woman in Black. His new book, Think of the Children, will be available in both paperback and ebook soon.

Kerry has a degree in journalism and works for a national media company. He was born in Somerset but now lives in Lancashire.

For more information about Kerry and his books visit his website:

www.kerrywilkinson.com or www.panmacmillan.com

Read More

Books by Kerry Wilkinson

Nothing but Trouble
Nothing but Trouble
No Place Like Home
No Place Like Home
Something Hidden
Something Hidden
Resurgence
Resurgence
For Richer, For Poorer
For Richer, For Poorer
Down Among the Dead Men
Down Among the Dead Men
Renegade
Renegade
Scarred for Life
Scarred for Life
January
January
Crossing the Line
Crossing the Line
Something Wicked
Something Wicked
Reckoning
Reckoning
Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors
Thicker Than Water
Thicker Than Water
Think of the Children
Think of the Children
Vigilante
Vigilante
The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black
Locked In
Locked In

Books in the Series

Nothing but Trouble
Nothing but Trouble
For Richer, For Poorer
For Richer, For Poorer
Scarred for Life
Scarred for Life
Crossing the Line
Crossing the Line
Behind Closed Doors
Behind Closed Doors
Thicker Than Water
Thicker Than Water
Think of the Children
Think of the Children
Vigilante
Vigilante
The Woman in Black
The Woman in Black
Locked In
Locked In

From our blogs

Listen to a clip from Playing with Fire by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

Listen to a clip from Playing with Fire by Kerry Wilkinson, read by Becky Hindley

09 September 2014

By Pan Macmillan

Seven years ago Martin Chadwick set fire to a Manchester pub, not knowing a teenager was sleeping inside. Chadwick's release from prison is imminent, with journalists gearing up for a good old-fashioned media lynching.

Read
Playing with Fire reading group questions

Playing with Fire reading group questions

16 August 2015

By Pan Macmillan

"Describe Jessica Daniel: what motivates her? What are her personality traits? What are her strongest and weakest characteristics?"

Read