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Dear Daughter: A Novel - Elizabeth Little
Dear Daughter: A Novel
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"This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time."—Tana French     “A really gutsy, clever, energetic read, often unexpected, always entertaining. I loved Janie Jenkins’s sassy voice and Elizabeth Little’s too. In the world of crime novels, Dear Daughter is a... show more
"This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time."—Tana French     “A really gutsy, clever, energetic read, often unexpected, always entertaining. I loved Janie Jenkins’s sassy voice and Elizabeth Little’s too. In the world of crime novels, Dear Daughter is a breath of fresh air.” —Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life A sensational debut thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine who just might have murdered her mother   Former “It Girl” Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother’s killer. The only problem? Janie doesn’t know if she’s the killer she’s looking for. Janie makes her way to an isolated South Dakota town whose mysteries rival her own. Enlisting the help of some new friends (and the town’s wary police chief), Janie follows a series of clues—an old photograph, an abandoned house, a forgotten diary—and begins to piece together her mother’s seemingly improbable connection to the town. When new evidence from Janie’s own past surfaces, she’s forced to consider the possibility that she and her mother were more alike than either of them would ever have imagined. As she digs tantalizingly deeper, and as suspicious locals begin to see through her increasingly fragile facade, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets—and will stop at nothing to guard them. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs. A gripping, electrifying debut novel with an ingenious and like-it-or-not sexy protagonist, Dear Daughter follows every twist and turn as Janie unravels the mystery of what happened the night her mother died—whatever the cost.  
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780670016389 (0670016381)
ASIN: 670016381
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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 Leah's Bookish Obsession
Leah's Bookish Obsession rated it
3.0 This one can be summed up in one word...Meh
Book Title: Dear Daughter Author: Elizabeth Little Narration: Bonnie Denison W/Tony Daniels Genre: Crime Mystery | Contemporary Thriller Setting: Ardell, South Dakota Source: Audiobook (Library) Plot: 3.2/5 Main Characters: 2.5/5 Secondary Characters: 3/5 The Feels: ...
cczarneckikernus
cczarneckikernus rated it
2.0 Dear Daughter: A Novel
Supposedly infamous society killer gets out of jail and hides...implausible. Just ok.
VeganCleopatra
VeganCleopatra rated it
1.0 Dear Daughter: A Novel
Ultimately Dear Daughter suffered from an author who seemed to use a snarky and obnoxious protagonist and overwrought and pretentious descriptions/metaphors to distract from the fact that the plot was cliché and mediocre. ...the slow gurgle of blood from a wound. I looked at my left shoulder. “Shit,...
Denise
Denise rated it
4.5 Dear Daughter
Like she always said, "You can get away with anything if you wear great clothes, throw great parties, and give money to kids with cleft palates." She would have made a great pope. This book follows Jane Jenkins, a socialite who was convicted of her mother's murder only to be released ten years late...
Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader
Ryan DeJonghe - The Avid Reader rated it
4.0
Folks reading my reviews will know I’m not a fan of book blurbs: they usually lead astray and set false expectations. In this case, it’s spot-on. Tana French said of DEAR DAUGHTER, “"This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time." I would have to agree about it being a...
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