Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Teaser Tuesdays – Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

 

The Book








Title:  Dear Daughter
Author: Elizabeth Little
Age Range: Adult
Genre: Mystery | Psychological Thriller
Length: 364 pages
Publisher: Viking Press | Penguin
Publication Date: July 31st 2014
Available Formats: Hardcover, E-book, Audio
Add the book: Goodreads
Buy the book: Amazon | BN |

 

Synopsis:

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?

My Teasers

“The grasses swayed in the breeze. My hands tightened on the steering wheel. I felt like I was heading out into a great green ocean in the run-up to a summer storm, and the water was getting deeper and the currents were pressing me places I didn’t necessarily want to go and at any moment the swells might break into—


Jesus Christ. I swear, sometimes I open my mouth and a high school lit mag falls out. The point is, I was scared.”

6 Responses to “Teaser Tuesdays – Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little”

  1. Yvonne@FictionBooks

    Hi Melissa,

    I love the premise of this book, although I have to admit that I am not too keen on the cover art, unless it bears some relation to the story a bit further down the line!

    I liked the descriptive quality of your teaser lines, (although having checked out this new to me author, I can see from her previously published non-fiction books, why this might be so), particularly when the speaker then admonishes herself for being so inwardly verbose.

    It seems as though reviews for this one, have either been very very good, or very very scathing, so I shall look forward to reading your own thoughts.

    Yvonne.
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