Jacqueline Ward - Author

About the Author

Jacqueline Ward is a Chartered Psychologist and Scientist working in high hazard safety, holds a PhD which explored the stories we use in everyday life to construct our identities, and in 2013 received an MBE for services to vulnerable people. She lives in Oldham with her partner and their dog. For more about Jacqueline Ward please visit her website www.jacquelineward.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @jacquiannc.

Featured books by Jacqueline Ward

How to Play Dead

How to Play Dead

Author: Jacqueline Ward Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/11/2019

An absolutely cracking, powerful, and oh so relevant novel focusing on domestic abuse, violence, and gaslighting. Ria Taylor is the manager of a refuge for women, she struggles to deal with threatening messages from an unknown source, but worse, much worse is to come. Author Jacqueline Ward is a Chartered Psychologist and Scientist and boy does it show. I entered the story and just felt the truth. The first paragraph is so descriptive, I experienced an immediate sense of place. I didn’t question, didn’t dwell, I was just sucked in whole and lived in each and every moment. The characters pop with authenticity, I could reach out and touch them, they became known to me. The ending had me sitting in contemplation. At the back of the book there are some pretty fabulous Book Club Questions, and most importantly a list of helplines for anyone experiencing domestic violence. 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.    It shook me to the core to learn that two women a week in England are killed by a partner, or ex partner.  

eBooks of the Month
Perfect Ten

Perfect Ten

Author: Jacqueline Ward Format: Paperback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Caroline is an esteemed senior research psychologist, formerly a woman who seemed to have it all - professional acclaim, financial comfort, handsome husband Jack, and adorable kids – but she’s lost everything due to her sadistically selfish ex convincing everyone that she’s a jilted madwoman, unable to look after herself, and certainly unfit to care for their children. As Caroline careers deep into self-destruction mode, seeking solace in booze, shopping and one night stands with married men, an administrative error sees her take delivery of Jack’s luggage. After discovering a diary recounting each of his affairs in painful detail – replete with intimate photographs and ratings of every woman he’s won over – Caroline embarks on an intense mission to exact revenge on Jack for his longstanding controlling behaviour and multiple betrayals. But, more than that, Caroline wants her children back.  This is a seriously addictive thriller, with Caroline’s cunningly executed campaign providing plenty of heart-pounding moments, especially when her actions become increasingly risky. But she’s being played too; watched, stalked and threatened as she implements her revenge via a cunningly executed social media campaign. But it’s a hideously complicated situation, and Jack is nothing if not a master of manipulation. 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.

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Other books by Jacqueline Ward

Perfect Ten

Perfect Ten

Author: Jacqueline Ward Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/04/2019

An explosive debut thriller about one woman's search for revenge - and the dangerous chain of events she sets in motion... 'Compelling... Wildly entertaining' Daily Mail __________ Caroline Atkinson is powerless and angry. She has lost more than most - her marriage, her reputation, even her children. Then one day, she receives an unusual delivery: lost luggage belonging to the very man who is responsible, her estranged husband Jack. In a leather holdall, Caroline unearths a dark secret, one that finally confirms her worst suspicions. Jack has kept a detailed diary of all his affairs; every name, every meeting, every lie is recorded. He even marks the women out of ten. Caroline decides it's time to even the score. She will make this man pay, even if it means risking everything... 'Hugely engrossing - a dark delight.' Catherine Ryan Howard, author of Rewind

Perfect Ten

Perfect Ten

Author: Jacqueline Ward Format: Ebook Release Date: 05/07/2018

An explosive debut thriller about one woman's search for revenge - and the dangerous chain of events she sets in motion...'Hugely engrossing - a dark delight.' Catherine Ryan HowardCaroline Atkinson is powerless and angry. She has lost more than most - her marriage, her reputation, even her children. Then one day, she receives an unusual delivery: lost luggage belonging to the very man who is responsible, her estranged husband Jack. In a leather holdall, Caroline unearths a dark secret, one that finally confirms her worst suspicions. Jack has kept a detailed diary of all his affairs; every name, every meeting, every lie is recorded. He even marks the women out of ten. Caroline decides it's time to even the score. She will make this man pay, even if it means risking everything...

What I Left Behind

What I Left Behind

Author: Jacqueline Ward Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/05/2017

What I Left Behind by Jacqueline Ward

Playlist for a Paper Angel

Playlist for a Paper Angel

Author: Jacqueline Ward Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/01/2017

Playlist for a Paper Angel by Jacqueline Ward

Random Acts of Unkindness

Random Acts of Unkindness

Author: Jacqueline Ward Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/06/2016

Random Acts of Unkindness by Jacqueline Ward