Publisher: Lake Union Publishing / Brilliance Audio
Release Date: March 24, 2020
Genre: Adult Fiction / Psychological Thriller
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.
While I didn’t love this one quite as much as Jane Doe it was still super enjoyable, and I love the character that is Jane. I was reading my physical copy pretty slowly, so I decided to switch to the audio and I’m so glad I did. The narrator, Nicol Zanzarella, was fantastic and she sounded the way I would have expected Jane to. Also, the audiobook is fairly short, and it was fine on 2+ speed so I really flew through it.
I don’t think a whole lot can be said about Problem Child without giving anything away, but if you liked or loved Jane Doe then you should enjoy book two as well! I really liked the ending and that it left an opening for the series to continue without ending on a major cliffhanger. And I highly recommend the audio to all you audiobook lovers out there!
MY RATING: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ / 5
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book, all opinions and thoughts are my own.