Dear Daughter As soon as they processed my release Noah and I hit the ground running A change of clothes A wig An inconspicuous sedan We doubled back once twice then drove south when we were really headed east In

  • Title: Dear Daughter
  • Author: ElizabethLittle
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  • As soon as they processed my release Noah and I hit the ground running A change of clothes A wig An inconspicuous sedan We doubled back once, twice, then drove south when we were really headed east In San Francisco we had a girl who looked like me board a plane to Hawaii.Oh, I thought I was so clever.But you probably already know that I m not IT girl Janie JenkinsAs soon as they processed my release Noah and I hit the ground running A change of clothes A wig An inconspicuous sedan We doubled back once, twice, then drove south when we were really headed east In San Francisco we had a girl who looked like me board a plane to Hawaii.Oh, I thought I was so clever.But you probably already know that I m not IT girl Janie Jenkins has it all The looks, the brains, the connections The criminal record.Ten years ago, in a trial that transfixed America, Janie was convicted of murdering her mother Now she s been released on a technicality she s determined to unravel the mystery of her mother s last words, words that send her to a tiny town in the very back of beyond But with the whole of America s media on her tail, convinced she s literally got away with murder, she has to do everything she can to throw her pursuers off the scent.She knows she really didn t like her mother Could she have killed her

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    1. As a teen- I always rolled my eyes when my parents uttered the phrase "When I WAS young"- it was usually followed by some story from the time period I thought of as "The Olden Days" -which for the most part, I had nooooooooo interest in hearing about at length. However, I now find myself doing the same thing quite a bit, when I see the world turning into something I don't recognize anymore. The public's overblown fascination with the rich and famous. The huge amount of people famous for nothing. [...]

    2. Multi-tools are like insults, girls—you should always have one on handyou're not going to like this narrator. and you're not meant to. the author knows what she's doing - walking that popular gillian flynn female-antihero line, and the narrator herself would definitely not like you, so all's fair. this book is definitely a good readalike for flynn-fans, although it has a slightly less nihilistic edge, and less colorful violence. it's about a firecracker of a girl named jane, raised in flamboya [...]

    3. Disclaimer: I won this book in a First Reads Giveaway. 1.5 StarsAnother mystery/thriller that's receiving rave reviews that I just can't understand the appeal of. There will be spoilers ahead, but read my review anyway. This book isn't worth your time anyway, so you might as well hear about the plot. The Summary: Jane Jenkins has just been released from prison; Not because she is innocent, but because of some mishandling of crucial evidence. After being imprisoned for 10 years, Jenkins has no f [...]

    4. * I received this book as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review *Wow. I just finished this book and I've got to say Sorry, but I was a little disappointed. The story itself is really good. I love how Jane's trying to figure out who really murdered her mother (and if she did, in fact, do it herself). But the details were less than great.***Spoilers***First: I really had the hardest time trying to even LIKE Jane. Sure, it's easy to start off feeling sorry for her because she w [...]

    5. When you slack off for a few days and seek praise in your own writing, bad things tend to happen. With me, my memory went to shit on a stick. So (like Will Ferrell in Old School during the great debate) let me regurgitate DEAR DAUGHTER in a stream of consciousness before I’m even more fucked than I already am.Janie Jenkins decided to take everything she had discovered over the course of her life—before she ended up in the pokey—and leave it on the side of the road. Her clothes, hair, name, [...]

    6. I read about Dear Daughter in some obscure article that I just tried to look for and can no longer locate – but I do remember that it referenced it as a sharp crossover mystery that would appeal to fans of Tana French and Gillian Flynn. Well, come on – is there any other combination of authors you could compare a book to that would intrigue me more? Upon further investigation, I noted that while I was by no means thrilled with the (hopefully just draft) cover (yes, I do frequently judge a bo [...]

    7. "Dear Daughter" by Elizabeth Little, was chosen as our BOTM for October in one of the groups that I am a member. This mystery/thriller has been receiving mixed reviews; you either LOVE it or Hate it. I can't say I hate it, but I can't understand the appeal of this novel. The story centers around Jane Jenkins who has just been released from prison; because of some mishandling of crucial evidence. After being imprisoned for 10 years, Jenkins has no family to turn to especially because the person w [...]

    8. DNFUgh, there is no other way to go around this, is there?Bad cover aside, the premise of this book intrigued me. The concept of someone finding out if she truly killed a family member was something that made my eyes go kaching-bling-bling! The mystery! The suspense! The inevitable twists and turns in every nook and cranny! Could this be the next Gone Girl? So, yes, I truly was excited, and jumped into this book with twitching hands, ready for my mind to be blown awayy to be sorely disappoint [...]

    9. Janie Jenkins is on a mission to find her mothers killer after she is released from prison on a technicality, after already serving ten years behind bars. There are only a few clues that can lead her to her mother’s killer, but Janie has nothing but time on her hands and enough gusto to move mountains.With her investigative work from inside the prison, her destination upon release is in South Dakota where she tries to find her way around without being recognized. She soon learns of a side of h [...]

    10. *4.5 starsI got to say--I actually really liked this book. Jane isn't really a character you're going to fall in love with but in a weird way I liked her. Yes, she was a bit bitchy but some of her comments were funny, although, I appreciate sarcasm & brashness--sometimes too much. It was a good mystery--once again, I didn't see the end coming but I don't really "try" to figure things out. I just enjoy the ride. This was a good one too; it was very hard for me to put down last night to go to [...]

    11. 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. e slow gurgle of blood from a wound. I looked at my left shoulder. “Shit,” I breathed. “Red is so not my color.”Loc4640 Jane seriously does not know when to quit it.The plot, which is extremely slow moving and at times leaves you wondering what the hell the point is, i [...]

    12. Well, this was quite a thriller! The opening pages tell us that Janie Jenkins, an infamous Hollywood celebutante, has been convicted of her mothers murder. Due to mismanagement of evidence by the crime lab, she is released after 10 years. Her memory of the murder is not clear, and she goes in search of the truth, what really happened that night?I loved the character that Elizabeth Little created in Janie. She is extremely self-absorbed and easy to dislike, yet I found myself rooting for her time [...]

    13. A very slow and somewhat scattered beginning as we are introduced to Jane, just getting out of prison for the murder of her mother. A media celebrity due to her outrageous stunts, drugs and boyfriends, Jane is pretty much the epitome of everything I hate about our love affairs with celebrities who have not actually done anything to earn that title.It does get interesting though, when she sets out to find out the secrets in her mothers past. A past she knew nothing about because her mother invent [...]

    14. Without context, even the feeblest hopes loom large and beguiling.With its snapshot beginning, bitter and self-aware narrative, and inevitability hinted at often, Elizabeth Little's debut novel promised to be a dark, gritty debut mystery in the vein of Tana French or maybe Gillian Flynn. To me, however, it's ended up being a good effort riddled with missed opportunities, though not without its merits.Jane Jenkins was sixteen years old when she was convicted of her mother's brutal murder. 83% of [...]

    15. After serving a decade in prison for the murder of her mother, a former wild child socialite (think Paris Hilton) is released on a technicality. Jane and her famous face immediately set out on an incognito mission to find the truth. Of course, the truth is complicated by a family history full of lies, rabid paparazzi, and the fact that Jane isn’t a hundred percent sure of her own innocence.Fun, outrageous, irreverent, witty, hilarious, and, at times, heartbreaking, Dear Daughter is enjoyable i [...]

    16. Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/ARC received from NetGalley. Thank you, NetGalley!3 Stars plus bonus ½ Star for a great cover. “It’s hard enough to maintain your innocence when so many people are so sure you’re not. It’s impossible when you’re not sure of anything at all – other than the awful, inescapable fact that you hadn’t particularly liked your own mother.”Ten years ago L.A. teen socialite Jane Jenkins was convicted of murdering her mother. Although she’s always [...]

    17. I have a love-hate relationship with Dear Daughter by new author Elizabeth Little. I read this novel for a group read for one of my mystery groups. If I was just reading it on my own, I would have given up on it, something I have only done once in the last year. The first 50% of the book was tough to get through. The book is written in first person narrative with the protagonist, assumed murderess Jane Jenkins, being the voice of the story. Jane was not likable at all, so the fact that she was [...]

    18. Eh. Seriously I'm kind of at a loss here. I didn't dislike this enough to stop reading it. I didn't like it enough to really recommend it.This is one of those I'm not really sure what the author was going for reads I seem to be running into over and over again these days. There's a lot of clever, quippy narration and some naughty sexy times and a race against time to find a murderer and some transcripts from blogs and text's because its 2014 and that's how we communicate now everybody!!!!!!!!!!! [...]

    19. Released on a technicality after spending 10 years in prison for killing her socialite mother, Janie Jenkins makes it her mission to find the real murderer. Elizabeth Little has written several works of nonfiction before writing this debut.

    20. I was looking forward to this book. The Books section of the paper, on-line reviewers, my local library website, my fellow readers here at : they all recommended it as a terrific thriller. Did they read the same book I did? I was so disappointed.The basic premise was good, if not overly original. Janie Jenkins is released from prison on a technicality, after serving 10 years for killing her mother. She decides to find out what really happened. So far, so humdrum. The author tried to introduce so [...]

    21. Ok, so I need to say that I'm not a frequent reader of mystery/thrillers so I may be judging this more harshly than someone who loves this genre. When I do read them I expect to be caught up in the story and enjoy the unexpected surprises, twists and turns. I expect them to move quickly.Dear Daughter dragged with entirely too many descriptions, it was overwritten, overwritten, overwritten. I kept skimming ahead to see if the next corner made it more interesting and fun, but sadly it didn't. We m [...]

    22. Dear Daughter is one of those clever surprise packages in a book, as I immersed myself in the words I had many moments of wondering where it all was going, but relaxed and enjoyed the journey and was lost in it along the way, arriving surprised and somewhat shocked at the final destination. Superb and sublime writing.What's the book about then?You might fight with your mother, Janie Jenkins might have killed hers.'As soon as they processed my release Noah and I hit the ground running. A change o [...]

    23. Taut, captivating and fresh, Dear Daughter follows the story of Janie Jenkins as she is trying to uncover the truth behind her mother's brutal murder and her last words written in blood. Words that landed Janie in jail for ten long years and have the entire world convinced of her guilt. Janie is out now, released due to mishandling of evidence in her case. And she is determined to get to the bottom of it all. She has a long journey ahead of her, with lots of digging to do, and she will not like [...]

    24. * I received this book as an ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review *Wow! I loved everything about this book. I couldn't put it down, I literally fell asleep with my e-reader still in my hands.I'm not going to provide a synopsis of the book as it is already provided so I will start with the main character. Jane is such a well developed character, I switched between liking her and disliking her so many times through out the story! Usually when I was also switching between thinkin [...]

    25. ☆☆☆ "A CAN'T-PUT-DOWN THRILLER!" ☆☆☆$1.99 SALE + GIVEAWAY!!! Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little is on sale for a limited time!!!: amzn/2oOS75xB&N: bit/2odPqXKKobo: bit/2ph7pvXiBooks: apple/2nu8jJ1Google Play: bit/2oSCIk1Enter to win a $25 gift card + signed paperback of Dear Daughter ➩ bit/2oSt0hv"This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time."—Tana French“A can’t-put-down thriller.”—Cosmopolitan"Dear Daughter is the kind of whirlwind mys [...]

    26. Mixed feeling about this book - I had trouble putting it down, and I had trouble with constant eye-rolling. The story was promising, and the unpleasant narrator didn't put me off, what bothered me was the writing. It kept veering from snarky, bitchy commentary to ridiculously overwritten "look how cool I am" passages. It felt as if the author was so worried about writing in the voice of an emotionally shuttered rich bitch that she had to throw in every cutting insight this girl could possibly ha [...]

    27. This one can be summed up in one wordMeh⇝Ratings Breakdown⇜Plot: 3.2/5 Main Characters: 2.5/5Secondary Characters: 3/5The Feels: 2.5/5Pacing: 3.7/5Addictiveness: 3/5Theme or Tone: 3.5/5Flow (Writing Style): 3/5Backdrop (World Building): 3/5Book Cover: 3/5Narration: 4.3/5Ending: 3.5/5 Cliffhanger: ???Steam Factor 0-5: 3Narration: Bonnie Denison W/Tony DanielsSetting: Ardell, South DakotaSource: Audiobook (Library)Total: 3/5 STARS GRADE=C⇝My Thoughts⇜ An adult themed story that's geared mo [...]

    28. Sometimes in crime fiction even a brilliant schemer makes a prima facie stupid choice. In Gone Girl, for example, after faking her murder Amy tries hiding out in an isolated cabin in the Ozarks - a lone woman with a lot of cash & no weapons. She’s lucky only to get robbed, & not raped & murdered as well. She should’ve headed for Kansas City. In Dear Daughter it was equally stupid for Jane to exit the Amtrak @ McCook, Nebraska, & then to compound the folly by stealing a truck, [...]

    29. Janie Jenkins had always had a tempestuous relationship with her mother, the murdered socialite Marion Elsinger. Janie appeared to be a duplicitous and unlikeable person – so much so that at first I didn’t really care whether she had killed her mother. However reading on, I found myself sucked into the story and my opinion of Janie started to change with her sarcastic and spikey comments even becoming slightly amusing. After ten years in jail for a murder that she may (or may not) have commi [...]

    30. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review, and WOW. I think Elizabeth Little is going to be a strong voice in contemporary fiction!Former "it" girl Janie Jenkins has been in prison for the last ten years, convicted of killing her mother, with whom she had a tumultuous relationship. Released on a technicality, Janie goes on a mission to discover who killed her mothereven it it was herself.I had several "NO WAY!" moments during this novel. Little did an amazing job of keeping the reader o [...]

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