Sunday, August 12, 2018
Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone
I have no idea what I just read but it was fascinating. Advertised as a psychological thriller, it is that, but it's something else as well. A character study? A study on revenge? A study on sociopaths? What I can say is that the heroine of this story, Jane, left me feeling much the same as I felt about the heroine of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Lisbeth Salander. I pulled for her, rooted for her, had her back, but MAN, she scared the shit out of me. She's a self-diagnosed sociopath but I'm kinda with the character, Luke, who sees something else in her. Or maybe that's me looking for a reason to justify my rooting for her?
Well written in the present tense with a 1st person POV, I know some people will sneer, but it works really well for this story.
It's an unsettling read, but I understand why all the excitement on Twitter this past week about it. I'm glad I took a chance and read it.