A sensational debut thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine who just might have murdered her mother Former " It Girl" Janie Jenkins is acerbic, whip smart, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her glamour and fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a philanthropist best known for her string of rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie chops off her trademark hair, determined to chase down the one lead she has about her mother' s killer. The only problem? Janie doesn' t know if she' s the one she' s looking for. In an isolated South Dakota town whose secrets rival Janie' s own, with the unwitting help of the locals, she pieces together a shocking picture of her mother' s supposedly pristine past. On the run from the press, the police, and possibly even a murderer, Janie is forced to choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs. A gripping debut novel, Dear Daughter follows every twist and turn as Janie unravels the mystery of what happened the night her mother died-- whatever the cost.
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"After spending 10 years in prison for murdering her socialite mother, 27-seven-year old Janie Jenkins, the infamous Hollywood Òcelebutante,Ó is released on a technicality. Narrators Tony Daniels, as the voices of TV newscasters and newspaper articles, and Bonnie Dennison, as the feisty Janie, offer a vivid look at our celebrity-obsessed culture. Dennison makes JanieÕs snarky humor and spirited personality completely engaging as she disappears from the public glare and tries to discover what really happened the night her mother was killed. As Janie delves into her motherÕs past and begins to understand their toxic relationship, Dennison delivers satisfying portraits of several highly original characters. She ramps up the excitement with every credible plot twist, making this entertaining comedy-cum-mystery fun listening. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"
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