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❤️A Heartwarming Northern Grit Story❤️

This was a fast-paced story that kept me engaged until the very end. I loved the music references, all of which I knew from my younger days. I also loved the three dimensional characters full of Northern working-class grit. This story made me laugh and cry, I highly recommend it.


Jax Ward writes uplifting comedy – her novels Teenage Kicks and Palace Records will be published in 2023 as part of her ‘Love Letter to Manchester’ series. Jax also writes psychological thrillers in the pen name Jacqueline Ward and is the author of Perfect Ten and How to Play Dead.

Praise for How to Play Dead:

*This is a clever title for a very thoughtful book about the complexities surrounding the victims of domestic abuse…* – Daily Mail

*Disturbing…How to Play Dead is horrifying in its reflection of reality for many women – and men* Natasha Cooper – The Literary Review

*How to Play Dead is not only a provocative and fabulous story, it also burrowed inside my head, it made me look, made me see.* Liz Robinson – LoveReading

Praise for Perfect Ten:

*A wildly entertaining and compelling debut* Source: Daily Mail

*Reading this book feels like riding a high-speed, super-charged rollercoaster called Revenge. You’ll go from cheering Caroline on to screaming at her to stop and then back again, all in the turn of a page. Hugely engrossing – a dark delight.* Source: Catherine Ryan Howard

*Tense and gripping… Jacqueline Ward knows how to ratchet up the tension in this timely debut for those of us affected by #MeToo* Source: Sanjida Kay

*Fascinating Source*: Paula Daly

*This is a deliciously vengeful tale of someone driven to despair and of the world that didn’t believe her* Source: Readings, Australia, Best Crime Reads October 2018

*You won’t be able to put this gripping novel down Source: Take-a-Break

Penetratingly sharp on the complexities of psychological abuse and the human heart, this compulsive, disturbing debut will be relished by fans of Gillian Flynn and Paula Daly* Source: Joanne Owen, LoveReading

*This is a deliciously vengeful tale of someone driven to despair and of the world that didn’t believe her* Source: Fiona Hardy, author of Rosebud

Jacqueline writes stories about strong women and their lives and loves, exploring the real life emotions of revenge, obsession, rage, trust, guilt and joy.

Jacqueline is also the author of the DS Jan Pearce crime fiction series Random Acts of Unkindness, Playlist for a Paper Angel and What I Left Behind, and SmartYellowTM, in the pen name of J A Christy.

Jacqueline is represented by Judith Murray at Green & Heaton. For more information about Jacqueline and her work go to http://www.jacquelineward.co.uk

You can download a copy here: https://mybook.to/TeenageKicks


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