Today’s post is actually a combination of two mini book reviews! The reviews are fairly spoiler free.
When Riley first gets the postcard tucked into her bag, she thinks it’s a joke. Then she finds a birth certificate for a girl named Jane Elizabeth O’Leary hidden inside her baby book.
Riley’s parents have always been pretty overprotective. What if it wasn’t for her safety…but fear of her finding out their secret? What have they been hiding? The more Riley digs for answers, the more questions she has.
The only way to know the truth? Find out what happened to Jane O’Leary.
Trigger Warning: Stalking.
See Jane Run is an incredibly fast paced novel where the main character, Riley, discovers lies, truths and so much more.
Throughout the book Riley battles many emotions, and more especially her anxiety. I liked reading Riley working through her anxiety attacks, and the other challenges that Riley faces in this story.
Another thing that I liked about See Jane Run is that, I was second guessing myself around every corner. There was nothing that I wasn’t suspicious about. And there were quite a few scenes that I didn’t expect–so there wasn’t much that I couldn’t predict. In fact, I couldn’t predict anything since like I said: everything was under suspicion.
I was kept on my toes from start to finish.
I ended up giving See Jane Run 2 of 5 stars on Goodreads.
Sawyer Dodd is a star athlete, a straight-A student, and the envy of every other girl who wants to date Kevin Anderson. When Kevin dies in a tragic car crash, Sawyer is stunned. Then she opens her locker to find a note:
Someone saw what he did to her. Someone knows that Sawyer and Kevin weren’t the perfect couple they seemed to be. And that someone—a killer—is now shadowing Sawyer’s every move…
Trigger Warning: Murder, Domestic Abuse, Stalking.
Truly, Madly, Deadly was a book that I had been looking forward to reading for a long, long time. I had recommended this purchase to my library, and was honestly really surprised when I searched “Hannah Jayne”‘s name on their database and found that they had actually bought the books I’d recommended. Anyway, back to the review.
Truly, Madly, Deadly was slow on the uptake of the book. For a few chapters, everything was slow from McSlowville, and then suddenly the puzzle pieces were falling onto the proverbial table and the plot of this book was picking up speed.
I didn’t expect that ending to be honest! I didn’t expect the person who ended up being responsible, actually be responsible, you know? This book has a real case of “it was who you least expect it to be.”
I also enjoyed how easily I got wrapped up in Sawyer’s story. That, and Truly, Madly, Deadly was another incredibly fast read for me.
I ending up giving Truly, Madly, Deadly, 2 of 5 stars on Goodreads.
Have you read either Truly, Madly, Deadly or See Jane Run? Or have you any of Hannah Jayne’s novels? If you have, I’d love to hear what your thoughts on the book(s) are!
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