Dear Daughter

By Elizabeth Little

4 out of 5 stars

This is one of those books that you just don’t want to put down. Did she or didn’t she? And what an evilly diabolic twist at the end!

Janie Jenkins has been released from prison of a technicality. Ten years before, she was convicted of brutally killing her mother. The thing is Janie doesn’t really remember doing it. Her name was written in her mother’s blood by the body. Janie was quite loaded that night. Isn’t that what all the cool socialites do? The one thing she does know is that the night of the murder, she heard her mother and a man arguing and all she heard were three names Tessa, Adeline and Jane. She tries to run off the radar and heads to a town called Adeline. It’s there that she hopes to find out about her mother’s past and maybe find out if she is really the murderer or was it the mystery man?

I don’t want to give too much away but Jane befriends a few people in town (a very small town with lots of relatives) and they help along the way to uncovering the truth. She is also dogged by a man named Trace, who offers up a reward to anyone who can find her. He’s constantly writing just awful things about her and you have to wonder why her? You find out.

This book kept me turning pages deep into the night and the ending, well that just killed me! What a way to end the search and the struggle to clear her name. Great read.

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