I am incredibly excited to be opening the Playlist for A Paper Angel blog tour! Thank you to the lovely Faye Rogers who put this blog tour together, and to Jacqueline Ward and Netgalley for an e-copy of the book to review!
This is the second book in the DS Jan Pearce series, the first book was Random Acts of Unkindness which you can find my review of here.
One child found, one child missing – what’s the connection?
DS Jan Pearce is still searching for her missing son. When she finds a little girl, Elise, alone in a pram in a busy town centre, she must unravel a mystery that takes her to the edge of her emotions. Then another child, Dara Price, goes missing.
Lisa Connelly, Elise’s mother, has been forced into a life of prostitution and has been leaving her little girl alone. Her gangland boss is holding her prisoner but she wants her little girl back.
Jan finds herself balancing her search for her son with finding Dara. Her right hand man, Mike Waring, is on another case so she and her temporary partner, profiler Damien Booth, must solve the puzzle and find Lisa before time runs out for Dara.
Playlist for a Paper Angel is the second in the DS Jan Pearce series of novels and is the sequel to Random Acts of Unkindness.
Firstly, I couldn’t wait to dive back into DS Jan Pearce’s life because although she has some majorly awful things going on in her life, it is highly interesting.
The book is written in dual perspective with one being Jan and the other being a girl called Lisa. I loved Lisa’s chapters because of how shocking they were but it was great to see both sides of the story and be in the know from the start. With that said, there are some really surprising, sick, evil and downright awful things that happen. This book isn’t for the faint-hearted so be prepared to read about some shocking crimes and very good detective skills.
You will find yourself screaming at Jan like I KNOW WHATS GOING ON, QUICK! It is really gripping in those last few chapters where everything starts to unravel and you feel like becoming a detective yourself at this point.
Overall, I think this book is very well researched and Jacqueline did an amazing job of putting it all together in a satisfying way that leaves you content. I think there will more books in this series and I will most definitely be checking them out!!!
I’ll be reading all future books in this series and you should too!
Jacqueline Ward writes short stories, novels and screenplays. She has been writing seriously since 2007 and has had short stories published in anthologies and magazines. Jacqueline won Kindle Scout in 2016 and her crime novel, Random Acts of Unkindness, will be published by Amazon Publishing imprint Kindle Press. Her novel SmartYellowTM was published by Elsewhen Press in 2015 and was nominated for the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2016. Jacqueline is a Chartered psychologist who specialises in narrative psychology, gaining a PhD in narrative and storytelling in 2007. She lives in Oldham, near Manchester, with her partner and their dog.
Thank you for checking out this blog tour and don’t forget that this is just the beginning! Find out more about this brilliant book and fabulous author during the rest of the tour at these stops!
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