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One child lost, one child found - 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 center, 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. To make matters worse, 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. Set in Saddleworth in the northwest part of England, the backdrop of Playlist for a Paper Angel is the sinister moorland and the vibrant city of Manchester.

©2016 Jacqueline Ward (P)2019 Jacqueline Ward

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Playlist for a paper angel

This was an excellent book!There were so many things going on,but it came together nicely.Laura Brydon was a fantastic narrator.A young mother leaves her baby on a street corner.She is found and put in police protection.Why would anyone leave a kid alone like that?The characters are very human.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

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Life’s horrible turns

This is a great novel with a sweet ending someone. The police are looking and they find the people angel.

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Mystery

Children are going missing. But no one realizes so are their mothers. Police officer Jan searches out the cause and gets to the bottom of the case along with a profiler. Laura Brydon, the narrator did a good job, however, I sometimes had a hard time understanding her English accent.Still the book is written well and was enjoyable.


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A Great Listen

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request, and have voluntarily left this review. As Operation Hurricane finishes up, Jan tries to put her feelings and emotions about her son disappearance in perspective. Then Jan and her new partner get a kidnapping case that spirals into something horrible. Very well written characters and suspenseful plot will keep you listening and waiting to see what will happen next in the story of the darker side of society. I'm really hoping that there will be more to this series.

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Thrilling and Unnerving

I received this book in exchange for my honest review.
I haven't read the prior two books in this series, but I plan to after finishing this book. This is an thrilling and unnerving crime fiction novel, that was like a roller coaster ride I never wanted to get off. With curve balls at every turn, the author drew me into the story and characters and didn't let go. I can't wait to read the other books in this series!

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Great book!

I really enjoyed this second book in the DS Jan Pearce Crime Fiction Series. The story is really well written and the narrator, Laura Bryson is perfect! I highly recommend this book for Crime Fiction readers!

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  • 04-06-20

Great sequel!

I recommend this is read after the first one in the series.

I enjoyed this as much, maybe more than the first one. The characters and the story line are very engaging. I’m looking forward to catching up with Jan in the next one.

Thanks to Bookboom and the author for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Helen
  • 04-15-20

Great storyline

I Enjoyed this audio book very much
Hopefully they will be more audio books
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  • Lorna
  • 04-02-20

Gripping but harrowing

The third book in the DS Jan Pearce crime series is even more harrowing than the last, covering all the crimes and we don’t like to think happen in the world, but almost certainly do. Jan is determined to find the missing toddler in spite of her boss’s insistence it’s an open and shut case. We also get to see this underworld from the viewpoint of one of the victims, a young mother who will do ‘anything’ to protect her daughter.
I became so involved in this story that I found myself worrying about the characters when I wasn’t listening to it and in spite of usually preferring a lighter subject matter I felt compelled to listen to find out what happens next.
I am going to have to read a comedy next mind!
Overall it was a really good listen and I will be looking out for the next edition.