Dear Daughter: A Novel

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Author: Little, Elizabeth

Brand: Penguin Books

Color: Black

Edition: Reprint

Number Of Pages: 400

Release Date: 28-07-2015

Details: Product Description From the author of Pretty as a Picture, a sensational thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine who just might have murdered her mother •  Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel  •  Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel   •  Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award“Quick-witted and fast-paced.” —People magazine “A really gutsy, clever, energetic read, often unexpected, 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 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 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. Review “When former It Girl Janie Jenkins is released from prison, she embarks on a mission to discover if it was really she who murdered her mother. The debut novel’s twists will easily hook you, but it’s the narrator’s dark wit and sharp observations that make this a truly fun read.”  — Entertainment Weekly    “Little keeps you guessing until the end — and then closes her book with a final, twisted flourish.” —Daneet Steffens, The Boston Globe   “Compelling. . . . This novel's engrossing suspense comes from its unreliable (and not especially likable) narrator who pursues answers with relentless fervor, regardless of the painful truths she turns up about herself. . . . Excellent.” —Stephanie Klose, Oprah.com   “Engrossing. . . The unlikable protagonist with a biting personality and outrageous actions, but who is fascinating at the same time, has never been more popular. Just think of  Gone Girl. In her confident fiction debut, Elizabeth Little puts a fresh spin on this character in the form of Jane Jenkins, a young woman famous for being famous until she was sent to prison for the murder of her wealthy socialite mother. Little also makes  Dear Daughter a parable about the cult of the celebrity stoked by a relentless press and a ruthless public’s thirst for details of a woman it loves to hate.” —Associated Press    “This is not your mother’s mystery. The clever, prickly and profane heroine is, after all, a former It Girl whose aim as a teen was to be the next Paris Hilton, only better. . . . Sassy and lively. . . . The book’s satisfying conclusion somehow manages to tie things up while also providing a cliffhanger, a pretty neat trick for a debut novel.” —Colleen Kelly, The Minneapolis Star Tribune    “The best debut crime novel of 2014, a spiky, voicey, jolting, surprising story of a celebut

EAN: 9780143127369

Languages: english

Binding: Paperback

Item Condition: New