• Title: Seven Days
  • Author: Michelle Kidd
  • Publisher: Self Published on January 22, 2020
  • Genre: Crime Fiction
  • Pages: 460
  • Formats Available: Paperback & Digital
  • Rating: 4/5

Trigger Warnings: Violence, Graphic Suicide Scenes, Childhood Trauma, Child Abuse

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Seven Days Blurb

One killer. One city. One week.

July 2012 and a serial killer is terrorising the streets of London. With the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games in just seven days time, Detective Inspector Jack MacIntosh and his team at the Metropolitan Police have one week to find him. With the killer’s motives unknown, and a mysterious clue being left at each scene, the case takes on a menacing and personal twist. Distracted by his own demons, will DI Jack MacIntosh solve the case before it is too late?

The clock is ticking.

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My Review

I have found my new favorite crime series! Michelle Kidd uses the genre to her advantage and writes a story so gripping I couldn’t put it down. Seven Days had so many elements that it was never lacking.

I adored DI Jack MacIntosh. He is the kind of guy I can imagine being friends with. He has many demons, but he cares so deeply about others. I can’t wait to see how his journey continues with hypnotherapy. 

I knew very early on that there was a red herring. I guessed the herring’s role right away. But, apart from that, I had no idea who the killer was. I had an inkling part way through but dismissed it as ridiculous. I should have trusted my instincts.

The only thing that bothered me about the book is that I felt that I was missing out. While marketed as a standalone, I would have had a better experience had I read the previous book first. 

Seven Days is a great book, and I award it 4 out of 5 stars. I urge anyone who loves a good crime novel to pick this series up. I loved all the side stories that went with the central theme.

About the Author – Michelle Kidd

Michelle Kidd is a self-published author known for the Detective Inspector Jack MacIntosh series of novels.

Michelle qualified as a lawyer in the early 1990s and spent the best part of ten years practising civil and criminal litigation.

But the dream to write books was never far from her mind and in 2008 she began writing the manuscript that would become the first DI Jack MacIntosh novel – The Phoenix Project. The book took eighteen months to write, but spent the next eight years gathering dust underneath the bed. 

In 2018 Michelle self-published The Phoenix Project and had not looked back since. There are currently three DI Jack MacIntosh novels, with a fourth in progress. 

Michelle works full time for the NHS and lives in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. She enjoys reading, wine and cats – not necessarily in that order.


  • The Phoenix Project (DI Jack MacIntosh book 1)
  • Seven Days (DI Jack MacIntosh book 2)
  • The Fifteen (DI Jack MacIntosh book 3)

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