Monday, 20 June 2016

Release Day Blitz: Random Acts of Unkindness by Jacqueline Ward

Random Acts of Unkindness by Jacqueline Ward - book cover

"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 that 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.

Random Acts of Unkindness is the first in the DS Jan Pearce series of novels."

This fab sounding crime / thriller novel, rated 5 stars by early reviewers, is out today - buy it on Amazon for £2.92 (Kindle) or £8.99 (paperback). I have been lucky enough to be sent a review copy, and will be sharing my thoughts on it in my regular 'What I Read Last Month' post on July 20th. Until then, keep up to date with the latest reviews on Goodreads.

You can also check out the first chapter for free!

Photograph of author, Jaqueline Ward
About the Author

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. Her novel SmartYellowTM was published by Elsewhen Press in 2015 and was nominated for the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2016, the same year Jacqueline won Kindle Scout.

Jacqueline is a Chartered psychologist who specializes in narrative psychology, gaining a PhD in narrative and storytelling in 2007. She lives in Oldham, near Manchester, with her partner and their dog.

You can connect with Jacqueline on FacebookGoodreads, Twitter, and her website,


  1. Sounds like an interesting book.

    1. The reviews are all really positive so far, so it should be a good read! :)


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