Book Review: Random Acts of Unkindness by Jacqueline Ward

I love participating in book tours. It’s good fun popping around the tour reading everyone’s review on the book you have just read. This time around the book I have read for the tour is Random Acts of Unkindness by Jacqueline Ward.

A totally different book from the last book I read Beyond the Veil which was a fantasy vampire/werewolves type of book. Random Acts of Unkindness is a mystery crime novel and the first one in the DS Jan Pearce series.

Random acts of unkindness

Book Description

How far would you go to find your child?

DS Jan Pearce has a big problem. Her fifteen year old son, Aiden, is missing. Jan draws together the threads of missing person cases spanning fifty years and finds tragic connections and unsolved questions.

Bessy Swain, an elderly woman who Jan finds dead on her search for Aiden, and whose own son, Thomas, was also missing, may have the answers.

Jan uses Bessy’s information and her own skills and instinct to track down the missing boys. But is it too late for Aiden?

Set in the North West of England, with the notorious Saddleworth Moor as a backdrop, Random Acts of Unkindness is a story about motherhood, love and loss and how families of missing people suffer the consequences of major crimes involving their loved ones.

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My Review

Oh I just love a good mystery crime book to get my teeth stuck into and this one is perfect for that! Set in the North West of England around the Saddleworth Moors for the location gives it that kind of bleak, atmospheric feel which just adds to the story.

The main character DS Jan Pearce cannot find her son Aiden. He has gone missing. She is doing everything in her power to find him, but while she is doing that her daily job still continues. Here she is investigating  the body of a woman who has also had a son that went missing over 50 years ago. As you can tell these cases start to mirror one another as DS Pearce digs deeper into the case.

How far would you go to find your child?

I think the way of combining a mother and her job as a police officer to be the focal point of the book is very refreshing and opens up a whole new road for mystery/crime books.

Random Acts of Unkindness was a hard book to put down. There are twists I never saw coming, which for a reader is most exciting. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and recommend you put some time aside to have a read.

I have given Random Acts of Unkindness by Jacqueline Ward 5 out of 5 stars.

Kindle Edition: 281 pages

Published 21st June 2016 by Kindle Press

You can follow Jacqueline Ward on Twitter and Facebook

Why not check out the rest of the book tour?

Random Acts Tour

I hope you enjoyed my review on Random Acts of Unkindness, if you would like to read it, the e-book can be found here on Amazon.

 

 

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1 Comment

  1. July 29, 2016 / 9:28 am

    Ooh, sounds great. I’ll be adding this one to my Amazon wish list (: x
    #triballove

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