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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Viking Pr
Publication date July 31, 2014
Pages 365
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780670016389
ISBN-10 0670016381
Dimensions 1.25 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.32 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $26.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: •  Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel  •  Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel   •  Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award

“Quick-witted and fast-paced, this debut mystery should be a hit with Gone Girl fans.” People magazine


"This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time."—Tana French

“A really gutsy, clever, energetic read, often unexpected, always entertaining. I loved Janie Jenkins’s sassy voice and Elizabeth Little’s too. In the world of crime novels, Dear Daughter is a breath of fresh air.”
 —Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life

A sensational debut thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine who just might have murdered her mother

 
Former “It Girl” Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother’s killer. The only problem? Janie doesn’t know if she’s the killer she’s looking for.

Janie makes her way to an isolated South Dakota town whose mysteries rival her own. Enlisting the help of some new friends (and the town’s wary police chief), Janie follows a series of clues—an old photograph, an abandoned house, a forgotten diary—and begins to piece together her mother’s seemingly improbable connection to the town. When new evidence from Janie’s own past surfaces, she’s forced to consider the possibility that she and her mother were more alike than either of them would ever have imagined.

As she digs tantalizingly deeper, and as suspicious locals begin to see through her increasingly fragile facade, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets—and will stop at nothing to guard them. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs.

A gripping, electrifying debut novel with an ingenious and like-it-or-not sexy protagonist, Dear Daughter follows every twist and turn as Janie unravels the mystery of what happened the night her mother died—whatever the cost.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780670016389 Book cover for 9781410474674 Book cover for 9781846558160
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (December 3, 2014)
9781410474674 | details & prices | 567 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $30.99
About: Former "It Girl" Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison.
from Gardners Books (August 14, 2014)
9781846558160 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $19.80
The price comparison is for this edition
from Viking Pr (July 31, 2014)
9780670016389 | details & prices | 365 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.32 lbs | List price $26.95
About: •  Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel  •  Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel   •  Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award“Quick-witted and fast-paced, this debut mystery should be a hit with Gone Girl fans.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780099587873 Book cover for 9780143127369 Book cover for 9781846558177
 
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (July 28, 2015)
9780143127369 | details & prices | 358 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.66 lbs | List price $16.00
About: •  Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel  •  Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel   •  Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award“Quick-witted and fast-paced, this debut mystery should be a hit with Gone Girl fans.
from Vintage Uk (July 2, 2015)
9780099587873 | details & prices | 384 pages | List price $13.15
from Gardners Books (August 14, 2014)
9781846558177 | details & prices | 384 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $21.95

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