Mystery & Suspense

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Dear Daughter

Janie Jenkins, recently released from prison, is on the hunt for the truth about her mother's death, but the truth is complicated and slippery. A sly, edgy debut mystery, Dear Daughter is a thrilling book that will keep you guessing. 

Dear Reader,

As an editor, I’m always looking for fiction that combines a page-turning narrative with writing that is fiercely intelligent and has a sense of humor. In Dear Daughter, Elizabeth Little perfectly captures her protagonist Janie Jenkins’s fresh and funny voice, and I was immediately reminded of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl and Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go Bernadette. These bestselling novels combine astute, nuanced portraits of contemporary life with first-class storytelling. Just as Gone Girl captures the twisted, complex, and dark places a marriage can go, Dear Daughter digs deeply into the mother-daughter relationship, showing us how much hate and love can exist there, and proving that however much we try to escape our past, it will catch up with us. 

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