Vernal Equinox: Playlist for a Paper Angel by Jacqueline Ward

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.

KINDLE SCOUT AWARD WINNER Jacqueline Ward is the author of #1 bestseller Random Acts of Unkindness and its sequel Playlist for a Paper Angel, both crime novels in the DS Jan Pearce series published by Kindle Press, selected for publication in 2016. 

She is also the author of SmartYellowTM, in the pen name of J A Christy, and this novel has been nominated for the prestigious Arthur C Clarke Award in 2016.

Jacqueline has also written several short stories, both standalone and published in anthologies. She also writes screenplays. 

She has worked with victims of domestic violence and families of missing people and has received an MBE for services to vulnerable people.

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Jacqueline was born in Oldham in the North West of England and has travelled the world with her career in high hazard safety. After training as a psychologist, Jacqueline undertook a doctorate that looked at how storytelling impacts on the way that people construct their identity. 

Jacqueline still lives in Oldham with her partner and their dog, near her three grown-up children.