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Dear Daughter

(2014)
A novel by

 
Awards
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best First Book (nominee)
. Winner of the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel . Nominated for the Barry and Macavity Awards for Best First Novel . Longlisted for the CWA John Creasy (New Blood) Dagger Award

"Quick-witted and fast-paced, this debut mystery should be a hit with Gone Girl fans." - People magazine

"This is an all-nighter . . . The best debut mystery I've read in a long time." - Tana French

"A really gutsy, clever, energetic read, often unexpected, always entertaining. I loved Janie Jenkins's sassy voice and Elizabeth Little's too. In the world of crime novels, Dear Daughter is a breath of fresh air."
- Kate Atkinson, New York Times bestselling author of Life After Life

A sensational debut thriller featuring an unforgettable heroine who just might have murdered her mother

Former "It Girl" Janie Jenkins is sly, stunning, and fresh out of prison. Ten years ago, at the height of her fame, she was incarcerated for the murder of her mother, a high-society beauty known for her good works and rich husbands. Now, released on a technicality, Janie makes herself over and goes undercover, determined to chase down the one lead she has on her mother's killer. The only problem? Janie doesn't know if she's the killer she's looking for.

Janie makes her way to an isolated South Dakota town whose mysteries rival her own. Enlisting the help of some new friends (and the town's wary police chief), Janie follows a series of clues - an old photograph, an abandoned house, a forgotten diary - and begins to piece together her mother's seemingly improbable connection to the town. When new evidence from Janie's own past surfaces, she's forced to consider the possibility that she and her mother were more alike than either of them would ever have imagined.

As she digs tantalizingly deeper, and as suspicious locals begin to see through her increasingly fragile facade, Janie discovers that even the sleepiest towns hide sinister secrets - and will stop at nothing to guard them. On the run from the press, the police, and maybe even a murderer, Janie must choose between the anonymity she craves and the truth she so desperately needs.

A gripping, electrifying debut novel with an ingenious and like-it-or-not sexy protagonist, 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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Used availability for Elizabeth Little's Dear Daughter


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Hardback Editions

December 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Dear Daughter (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
ISBN: 1-4104-7467-4 / 978-1-4104-7467-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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August 2014 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Dear Daughter
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
ISBN: 1-84655-816-6 / 978-1-84655-816-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2014 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Dear Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
ISBN: 0-670-01638-1 / 978-0-670-01638-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Paperback Editions

July 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Dear Daughter
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
ISBN: 0-14-312736-5 / 978-0-14-312736-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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1652 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Dear Daughter
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
ISBN: 0-09-958787-4 / 978-0-09-958787-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Dear Daughter
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
ISBN: 1-84655-817-4 / 978-1-84655-817-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2016 : USA Audio edition
Title: Dear Daughter
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Availability: Amazon   

February 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Dear Daughter
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
Publisher: Penguin Random House UK
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2014 : USA Audio CD
Title: Dear Daughter
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
ISBN: 1-4906-1685-3 / 978-1-4906-1685-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books Inc
Availability: Amazon CA   

July 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Dear Daughter
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

August 2014 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Dear Daughter
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
Publisher: Vintage Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

July 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Dear Daughter: A Novel
Author(s): Elizabeth Little
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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