Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter

Book - 2014
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After being released from prison on a technicality, Janie Jenkins tracks down the one lead she has on her mother's real killer and is startled by what she uncovers about her mother's past in a small South Dakota town.
Publisher: New York : 2014. Viking,
ISBN: 9781846558177
Branch Call Number: AF LITT


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Lovestoread5 Apr 15, 2018

Despite the comments below that say the novel is mediocre at best, I really enjoyed it. I hadn't encountered a clever mouthed, street savvy character like her before and enjoyed not only the journey she takes readers on with her, but also the witty writing style of the author. I would definitely read this author again!

athompson10 Dec 03, 2016

It was OK. I'd figured out the plot twists and whodunit halfway through.

Sep 14, 2016

A quick read, but as someone said Janie stumbled around and it is surprising she learned anything at all. Sort of felt betrayed for reading to the end and then have it end the way it did. I would read this author again, but she may have to prove herself yet.

Dec 17, 2015

After reading the reviews after I finished. I will say you really need to have the tolerance for a snarky and obnoxious protagonist or at least find sarcastic wit funny. Otherwise you probably wont be able to finish it.

I guess the only thing I liked was Jane's little comments her and there. The story was intriguing enough to keep me reading.

I was lead to believe this was another exciting twisty story alas, this was not the case.

Jan 07, 2015

socialite imprisoned for murdering mother. whoops. wrong murderer. daugther finds out mother had secret life in SD.

Dec 22, 2014

I really enjoyed this. Great character voice, nice use of ephemera (fake news and gossip website reports, text messages), interesting and fast-paced storyline.

I've also heard this is excellent on audiobook.

Dec 17, 2014

had a really hard time getting through this. when I got to the end, I knew who did it--but not why & by then I didn't care!

Nov 04, 2014

Didn't get past chapter 3 due to filthy language. This was beyond the run of the mill cussing It's a shame since the story summary sounded good.

Sep 13, 2014

I don't think I have ever disliked a book this much. It was a complete waste of my time. I kept willing it to get better. Hoping it would get better. Expecting it to get better because the reviews were great. I am completely baffled as to why. The plot was as interesting as watching corn grow and moved at the same pace. Not what you're looking for in a mystery/thriller. The character was dull & bitchy, not "part sleuth- part sass" like described. The answers were being handed to her while she was stumbling around like an idiot. Why I bothered to finish this book is a mystery. How this book even got published along with such rave reviews is the biggest mystery of all! .

ukiechick Sep 05, 2014

Very boring novel. Did not like it one bit.

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