Problem Child – Victoria Helen Stone (Jane Doe #2)

She’s cold, calculating, and can deceive with a smile. Jane Doe is back in the Amazon Charts bestselling series – and this time she’s met her match.

After a brutal childhood, Jane Doe has been permanently wired to look after herself and only herself. Now, looking next to normal, Jane has a lover and a job. But she hasn’t lost her edge. It sharpens when she hears from her estranged family.

Jane’s deeply troubled sixteen-year-old niece, Kayla, has vanished, and no one seems to care. Neither does Jane. Until she sees a picture of Kayla and recognizes herself in the young girl’s eyes. It’s the empty stare of a sociopath.

Jane knows what vengeful and desperate things Kayla is capable of. Only Jane can help her – by being drawn into Kayla’s dark world. And no one’s more aware than Jane just how dangerous that can be.

Book Info: Print length: 267 pages. Publisher: Lake Union Publishing. Publication Date: 24 March 2020

Victoria Helen Stone is the nom de plume for USA Today bestselling author Victoria Dahl. After publishing more than twenty-five novels, she is now taking a turn toward the darker side of genre fiction. Born and educated in the Midwest, she finished her first manuscript just after college. In 2016, the American Library Association awarded her the prestigious Reading List Award for outstanding genre fiction. Having escaped the plains of her youth, she now resides with her family in a small town high in the Rocky Mountains, where she enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and not skiing (too dangerous).

My Review:

Woo hoo, the best thing about discovering a series years later is that you don’t have to wait for the next book in the series and thanks to KU, I downloaded Problem Child immediately after finishing Jane Doe.

This book follows on about a year from Jane Doe book 1 and now Jane is settled back in the USA and living her best life, trying to be normal despite being a sociopath with a dangerous edge. She’s working as a lawyer and finding old habits die hard, especially when her boss takes advantage of her professionally allowing her to unleash her inner psychopath!

Once again, the humour, witty dialogue and clever plotting takes readers on a whirlwind adventure as we follow Jane trying to track down a missing family member, juggling her relationship with her boyfriend and single handedly destroying her boss.

Utterly brilliant and I sincerely hope this is not the end for this wickedly funny and addictive series.

Absolutely LOVED it.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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