The Playroom - John ConnorOrion, 2005, Paperback [Uncorrected Book Proof].
Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine. Edges of the text block lightly soiled. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “From the author of Phoenix, comes another stunning, grittily authentic crime novel featuring Detective Constable Karen Sharpe.
On her thirteenth birthday the daughter of a Bradford judge is kidnapped in West Yorkshire, sparking Operation Shade — a massive fifty-strong detective investigation to try to locate and save her. Detective Chief Superintendent John Munro begins to crack under the pressure of holding together an enquiry swamped with leads. Meanwhile DC Karen Sharpe is pursuing her own enquiry into historic child abuse allegations made against a local MP ten years before. Karen’s enquiry uncovers connections with the present day disappearance of Sophie Kenyon. As events spiral out of control, Karen is left fighting not just to locate Sophie, but to save herself.”