Dear daughter book review

From the author of Pretty as a Picture, a sensational thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine that just could have actually murdered her mother•  Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel  •  Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel   •  Longdetailed for the CWA John Crstraightforward (New Blood) Dagger Award“Quick-witted and fast-paced.” —People magazine “A really gutsy, clever before, energetic read, often unsupposed, always entertaining.” —Kate Atkinson   "This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I"ve read in a long time."—Tana French Former “It Girl” Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and also fresh out of prikid. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mom, a high-society beauty well-known for her great works and affluent husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie renders herself over and also goes undercover, figured out to chase dvery own the one lead she has actually on her mother’s killer. The just problem? Janie doesn’t understand if she’s the killer she’s searching for.

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Janie renders her means to an isolated South Dakota town whose mysteries rival her very own. Enlisting the assist of some new friends (and also the town’s wary police chief), Janie adheres to a collection of clues—an old photograph, an abandoned home, a forgotten diary—and begins to piece together her mother’s seemingly improbable link to the town. When brand-new evidence from Janie’s very own previous surencounters, she’s forced to think about the possibility that she and also her mom were even more afavor than either of them would ever have imagined.

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As she digs tantalizingly deeper, and as suspicious locals start to see via her progressively delicate facade, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets—and will soptimal at nopoint to guard them. On the run from the push, the police, and probably even a murderer, Janie need to pick between the anonymity she craves and also the truth she so desperately demands.A gripping, electrifying novel through an ingenious and also like-it-or-not sexy protagonist, Dear Daughter complies with eextremely twist and rotate as Janie unravels the mystery of what happened the night her mommy died—whatever before the expense.


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A graduate of Harvard University, Elizabeth Little
is the writer of the nonfiction publications Biting the Wax Tadpole and Trip of the Tongue. She resides in Los Angeles with her family members.

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