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JANE DOE – Victoria Helen Stone
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.
My Thoughts: 4.5/5 stars!
So, a psychological thriller that is set in Minnesota? Count me in! JANE DOE is exactly what it says it is, a revenge story. Plain and simple. This isn’t your typical psychological thriller in that it doesn’t have all the tropes and writing devices that we all have come to expect. No unreliable narrators, no jumping between time lines and perspectives, and no real twists. Just a twisted female lead that is hellbent on revenge.
Jane Doe returns to the United States and resides in Minneapolis – ah yes, a familiar landscape! She is ready to take out her revenge and she has her eye on Steven Hepworth. She is determined to infiltrate every aspect of his life – but why Steven and what is she going to do?
I don’t want to go into the plot much more – you get all you need to know from the synopsis (finally one that doesn’t spoil or mislead!). Jane is a sociopath and I know I’m not the only one that loves these kinds of characters. This gives her a very unique voice and I will always welcome the opportunity to dive into the mind of someone with this personality trait.
If you’re looking for a thriller that has a refreshing new take on the genre, and if you love a good sociopath, then you’ll love JANE DOE.
About the Author:
Victoria Helen Stone is the nom de plume for USA Today bestselling author Victoria Dahl. After publishing more than twenty-five novels, she is now taking a turn toward the darker side of genre fiction. Born and educated in the Midwest, she finished her first manuscript just after college. In 2016, the American Library Association awarded her the prestigious Reading List Award for outstanding genre fiction. Having escaped the plains of her youth, she now resides with her family in a small town high in the Rocky Mountains, where she enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, and not skiing (too dangerous).
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