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Jane Steele

(2016)
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Awards
Edgar Awards Best Novel (nominee)
A reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy, heroic serial killer, from the author whose work The New York Times described as "riveting" and The Wall Street Journal called "thrilling".

"Reader, I murdered him."

A sensitive orphan, Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin, then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London, leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her. After years of hiding from the law while penning macabre "last confessions" of the recently hanged, Jane thrills at discovering an advertisement. Her aunt has died, and her childhood home has a new master: Mr. Charles Thornfield, who seeks a governess.

Burning to know whether she is in fact the rightful heir, Jane takes the position incognito and learns that Highgate House is full of marvelously strange new residents - the fascinating but caustic Mr. Thornfield, an army doctor returned from the Sikh Wars; and the gracious Sikh butler, Mr. Sardar Singh, whose history with Mr. Thornfield appears far deeper and darker than they pretend. As Jane catches ominous glimpses of the pair's violent history and falls in love with the gruffly tragic Mr. Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: Can she possess him - body, soul, and secrets - without revealing her own murderous past?

A satirical romance about identity, guilt, goodness, and the nature of lies by a writer who Matthew Pearl calls "superstar-caliber" and whose previous works Gillian Flynn declared "spectacular", Jane Steele is a brilliant and deeply absorbing book inspired by Charlotte Bronte's classic Jane Eyre.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Jane Steele: A Confession (Thorndike Press Large Print Reviewer's Choice)
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 1-4104-9079-3 / 978-1-4104-9079-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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March 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Jane Steele
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 0-399-16949-0 / 978-0-399-16949-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Jane Steele
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 0-425-28320-8 / 978-0-425-28320-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Jane Steele
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 1-4722-1756-X / 978-1-4722-1756-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
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March 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Jane Steele
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 1-4722-1755-1 / 978-1-4722-1755-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Headline Review
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Jane Steele
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
ISBN: 0-399-57694-0 / 978-0-399-57694-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

March 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Jane Steele
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Headline Review
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March 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Jane Steele
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Jane Steele
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Headline Review
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March 2016 : UK Audio edition
Title: Jane Steele
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Jane Steele
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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March 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Jane Steele
Author(s): Lyndsay Faye
Publisher: Review
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