Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
Thank you to Amazon Publishing and Lake Union Publishing for my free advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads Synopsis: A double life with a single purpose: revenge.
Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and extra efficient at her low-level job. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes—meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Least of all Steven.
But plain Jane is hiding something. And Steven’s bringing out the worst in her.
Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. It’s time for Jane to dig out everything that matters to Steven. So she can take it all away.
Just as he did to her.
Review: Jane Doe, my first read of August, has earned itself a spot in my top reads of 2018. I read this book in one sitting; once you meet Jane, it’s impossible to put down. Full of gritty writing and sprinkled with dark humor, it made for the perfect read. If you’re a fan of unreliable narrators and unlikeable characters, you need to add this book to your TBR. Normally I prefer my thrillers to be told in alternating POVs, but I didn’t even need that here, because Jane’s perspective was so compelling. I was absolutely blown away by this completely unique take on the usual tale of a sociopath and if you love a good psychological thriller, you need Jane in your life.
I would recommend Jane Doe to fans of The Social Affair and You.
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: August 1, 2018
Page Count: 258
Overall Rating: 5/5