Saturday, September 6, 2014
As soon as they processed my release Noah and I hit the ground running. A change of clothes. A wig. An inconspicuous sedan. We doubled back once, twice, then drove south when we were really headed east. In San Francisco we had a girl who looked like me board a plane to Hawaii.
Oh, I thought I was so clever.
But you probably already know that I'm not.
LA IT girl Janie Jenkins has it all. The looks, the brains, the connections. The criminal record.
Ten years ago, in a trial that transfixed America, Janie was convicted of murdering her mother. Now she's been released on a technicality she's determined to unravel the mystery of her mother's last words, words that send her to a tiny town in the very back of beyond. But with the whole of America's media on her tail, convinced she's literally got away with murder, she has to do everything she can to throw her pursuers off the scent.
She knows she really didn't like her mother. Could she have killed her?
This book turned out to be a good surprise. It is funny as I always talk about how a book has to have plenty of action and suspense in order for me to like it. Well this book was not chalked full of suspense in the way that it is in your face. It is more like the author slowly draws out the past and the truth bit by bit. In such a way that I could not stop reading. Also, I thought there was something cool and mysterious about Jane that I liked. Jane was real. She was like take me for who I am or forget you. Another thing that I liked about this book was the short snippets of the TMZ entries, news paper articles, and wiki information. It made the story more than just a story. Lastly, I can't finish without briefly talking about the ending of this book. The ending was the twist. One that I did not really see coming.
Warning: there is language used in this book with the "f" word.