I loved reading Random Acts of Unkindness by Jacqueline Ward so I was pleased as punch to be offered a copy of the sequel Playlist for a Paper Angel to read and review. Oh and to be a part of the blog tour!
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.
Definitely a page turner! I had to speed through Playlist for a Paper Angel as I was dying to know the end. I thoroughly enjoyed Random acts of Unkindness last year when I read it. Jacqueline Ward has developed an excellent character in DS Jan Pearce and I’m so glad she has turned it into a series. You don’t have to read the first book to enjoy this one. They will act as standalone novels, but I’m sure once you have read one you will want to read the other.
I will just warn you that the author is brutally honest in the way she describes the crimes and scenes in the book. Much research must have been completed to tell us it the way it is. The plot is clever, thrilling and just disturbing. Not for the faint hearted, but enthralling for me.
Wonderfully written and I can’t wait for another DS Jan Pearce installment.
I have given Playlist for a Paper Angel by Jacqueline Ward 5 out of 5 stars.
Kindle Edition, 282 pages