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Jane Was Here by Sarah Kernochan
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Dec 26, 11

bookshelves: mystery, thriller
Read in December, 2011

Jane Was Here is an utterly eerie read, and the premise is certainly unusual and intriguing. However, I can’t help but feel that it’s overly ambitious: though the author certainly has facility with prose and character, overall the book doesn’t quite hang together. The three-part approach, with the middle section of the book being told in epistolary form, has something to do with this, but it’s also the extreme interconnectedness of the characters and their pasts that detracts somewhat from the novel as a whole. Still, it’s a novel that’s worth taking a look at.

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Stephanie Grim is an understatement! This one makes Ethan Frome look positively jolly! It's definitely an interesting premise, though--worth taking a look at for that alone.

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