Published: 24 October 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Thicker Than Water

When Cameron and Eleanor Sexton arrive home to find their teenage babysitter missing, their immediate concern is for their young daughter. Detective Sergeant Jessica Daniel is dispatched to find out what’s going on, but with all apparently well, she thinks she’s been sent on a fool’s errand.

Soon, the teenager’s body is discovered in an apparently random house on the other side of Manchester. The puzzle deepens when a journalist points out that someone placed an obituary for him just days before his disappearance.

A string of clues point to a club whose owner has an unhealthy interest in Jessica, but then something happens which makes her question the very core of her beliefs.

In Thicker Than Water, Jessica is left to turn to the one person she knows she can rely on . . . but is that trust misplaced?

"Wilkinson's story spreads like a pool of blood . . . his talent becomes ever more obvious." - Daily Mail