Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Jane Doe” as Want to Read:
Jane Doe
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Jane Doe

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  10,736 ratings  ·  1,477 reviews
A double life with a single purpose: revenge.

Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and extra efficient at her low-level job. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes—meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is.
Kindle Edition, 267 pages
Published August 1st 2018 by Lake Union Publishing
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Jane Doe, please sign up.
Popular Answered Questions
Susan I just saw this answer on her Goodreads author page...

Victoria Helen Stone: There may be! I'm currently pitching a proposal and should hear back in a…more
I just saw this answer on her Goodreads author page...

Victoria Helen Stone: There may be! I'm currently pitching a proposal and should hear back in a few weeks. I'll update here when I have news. Thank you! (less)

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
4.06  · 
Rating details
 ·  10,736 ratings  ·  1,477 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3.5 stars

“Even a sociopath likes to hear that she’s beautiful.”

A wickedly delicious character study of a sociopath out for revenge!

Jane, a 30-year-old, self-diagnosed sociopath is in Minneapolis on a mission--she is out to make the man who caused her best friend to commit suicide. Jane, a highly successful attorney who lives abroad, changes her looks and persona to attract abusive douchebag, Stephen. She gets a job doing data entry where Stephen works and plays the role of a meek, insecure wo
j e w e l s
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Reads lightning fast.
Our main character, Jane, is a self-diagnosed sociopath with a wicked sense of humor.
Dark and disturbing, but no graphic violence.
Story is told from a first person POV. (The best way- in my humble opinion)
No annoying time changes or flashbacks. The story is propelled forward and I didn't want it to end!
AND the ending is sheer perfection.
I am obsessed with Jane!!!!

If you enjoyed Best Day Ever or The Last Mrs. Parrish, you will L
Christina - Traveling Sister
4.5, everything can be an art, yes, even stalking stars!!!

Full review along with a recipe for super traditional bolognese sauce featured on my blog Recipe & a Read!

Jane isn’t your average 30 year old. She’s a self-diagnosed sociopath with a new penchant for revenge. From page one she has set out on a mission to make the man who caused her best friend Meg’s suicide pay through literally any means necessary. Meg, she was vibrant and loving and kind. She saw Jane for who she was in spite of the
Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-arcs
Okay, I have to agree with my fellow Goodreads friends that have read this book.....


I don't think I have ever adored a sociopath before but there you have it. Jane Doe is so bad ass. I loved her so much. Seriously! She had me giggling throughout this entire book. If you like your humor dark then this is definitely a book for you.

I will warn some that this book is basically a middle finger salute to Christian hypocrisy which I happened to love but it may be a trigger f
Jennifer Masterson
BAM all the Stars! I absolutely loved everything about this book! It was so much freaking fun! Jane is a self-diagnosed sociopath and boy is she fantastic! She even loves to read! Who doesn’t like a sociopath who loves to read!? The book is a dark, twisted and unique thriller!

The novel is told through Jane’s perspective. She is a highly successful lawyer living in Malaysia. She comes back to the United States for one reason, revenge! Jane navigates life her way making no apologies for what she
Victoria Helen Stone, or shall I say Victoria Dahl—I absolutely loved Jane Doe and I am pleading for you to write a sequel. I need Jane in my life, and now that I'm done with this novel, I don't know how I will be able to cope without her. Jane, my imaginary bff, is a sociopath, hellbent on revenge. Jane moves back to the United States, specifically to Minneapolis, after living a very profitable life in Malaysia for years. Jane has gone rogue, working at an insurance company as a temp assist ...more
Holly  B
Meet Jane Doe...

Things to know about Jane:

She is pretending to be someone else (someone who is naive unlike her).
She has self diagnosed herself as a socio-path and master manipulator.
She has a plan of revenge and she is determined to carry it out.

Suspenseful and taunting. I never knew what to expect next. Jane was full of devious surprises at every turn! My feelings about her changed throughout the book. She was such a complex character who was always plotting and conniving. It is dark
Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
3.5 stars. Watch out for Jane Doe! She's on a revenge mission, and she gives no quarter.


Jane Doe is an intriguing new suspense novel about a self-described sociopath. Jane is plotting revenge against the guy who emotionally abused her best (really only) friend Meg, a kindhearted person who is now dead. Although Jane feels some guilt for not having been present more in Meg's life to help her, by and large Jane lays the guilt for Meg's death solidly at the feet of Steven Hepsworth. Killing Steven
Jane is working at an insurance company in Minneapolis as a low level clerk. But, that’s not who she really is. She’s taken 50 days of leave from her real job in Kuala Lumpur as an import-export attorney to exact revenge on middle manager Steven Hepsworth. Why? You’ll need to read or listen to the book to find out.

I chose to listen to this story and was that ever the right decision! The narrator completely captured Jane, a woman you’re never quite sure if she’s a sociopath or just plain cleverl
Alex ♈
5+++ stars


The best book I read in years!!!

"This is hardly my first Bible study. I’ve already got the best parts memorized and I believe in them wholeheartedly.

Eye for eye, tooth for tooth. But the rest is even better: burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.

They’re going to feel this for a long time."

This book took me by surprise, I knew it would be good thanks to my trusted friends, but I couldn’t even imagine how EPIC this book would be.

Brilliant. Brilliant fema
Kim ~ Traveling Sister
Aug 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Every so often I go into a book and I know as soon I as I start reading it that I am going to love it. This was one of those books.

Jane is living two lives. One as a successful lawyer in Malaysia, where she calls all the shots and is a force to be reckon with. Then there is plain Jane from Minnesota. Jane from Minnesota wears frumpy clothes, is docile and works at an insurance company as a data entry clerk.

Jane is living two lives for one reason and one reason only. To get revenge. Steven Hepsw
Sep 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Navessa by: Casey

Well, this is a goddamn masterpiece.

And the award for best hidden gem currently on Kindle Unlimited goes to...

Seriously, I can't recommend this book highly enough. Like, words escape me. I'm left with nothing but emotions...

...and a slight fear that I might fall somewhere on the sociopath spectrum.

Because I was FULLY with this MC and FULLY behind her revenge plans.

Also, the fucking feminism pervading these pages is to die for.

More of this, please.
Donna Backshall
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the Livia Lone series
5 satisfyingly vengeful stars!

Jane Doe is no one, just a quiet and mousy pushover waiting for a fine, upstanding Christian man to swoop in and take care of her, to prevent her from losing her way and becoming just another whore in a world filled with temptation and sin.


Actually Jane's one angry beotch who's out to negotiate her way in to ruin (or kill, if it turns out easier) the arrogant and abusive man who drove her best friend to suicide. Believe me, this man is a piece of w
Jul 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: physical-arcs

God you guys, this was such a refreshing read, especially for a psychological thriller. There’s not an unreliable narrator in sight, there are not multiple perspectives and there are zero time jumps. If a book labeled as a psychological thriller doesn’t have all three of those is it even really a psychological thriller? Hahaha, I’m kidding, this definitely is and it consumed me, I freaking loved it.

Jane is unapologetically who she is, and she’s a sociopath on a mission. She wants revenge an
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well that was a wicked stroll through Retribution Park...which just so happens to be my favorite park. If you've never been there, I suggest you pack a lunch and leave the kiddos at home because this playground is for psychopaths only.

Oh man I love Jane. The phrase "ride or die" is not lost on her. She's the chick you definitely want on your side because her loyalty knows no bounds.

Long recap short, Jane's only friend commits suicide after being debased and abused by her mysogynist boyfriend. A
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone is a straight forward thriller featuring a self proclaimed sociopath. Jane has taken a job at an insurance company in order to get close to the manager of the company, Steven Hepsworth.

Steven is the man that stole everything from Jane in the blink of an eye. How do you ask? By breaking Jane's best friend's heart. In that moment Jane knew that she needed to do to Stephen just what he did to her to make him pay. 

Picking up Jane Doe I didn't realize that Victoria He

A Sociopath is defined as a person with a personality disorder manifesting itself in extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior, and a lack of conscience.

Jane is a self proclaimed sociopath, posing as a low level data entry clerk in an insurance agency.

She has secured the job there so that she can meet Stephen Hepsworth, a man you are going to hate. He is the kind of man who calls every woman he seduces “babe” because they are all interchangeable. He likes his women meek, insecure, and willing t
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was ok
A bit far fetched

Bottom line, I didn’t hate the book but neither did I love it, mostly because it dragged and was repetitive.
Like the plot, the characters were one-dimensional with little to no growth. I didn’t like Jane, our protagonist, and her plan for vengeance seemed too simple. That said, it did make for compulsive reading, which bumped the rating to 2 stars.
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

I’ve been to church plenty of times. When you grow up in rural Oklahoma, there’s no avoiding it… We had no use for pull-yourself-up-by-your-bootstraps Christianity. If there wasn’t a big potluck after services, what was the point of going? My mom always stayed late, putting on a show of helping clean up. I liked that part. There were lots of leftovers, and she usually smuggled out a couple of free serving bowls.

That first time I read about sociopaths, I felt filled up with a brig
Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone is a great nail biter of a psychological thriller which at times can be frustrating also and can also lead you to thinking maybe murder really is the only answer 😌 but saying that the ending was pretty great.
It also has an emotional outline to it so you kind of understand the revenge plot.
Jane is one of those characters you shouldn't like but you really do and would rather be her friend and not her enemy.
Steven the other main character don't get me started on him
Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)
5 Stars!

“My cat appears and rubs her cheek against me in approval. She understands exactly. The kill is fun, but toying with your prey is really the best part.”

I just finished this book and I feel like I need more Jane in my life. This was such a satisfying read and I felt like each chapter made me want to keep coming back for more Jane!

Jane is a young professional and is good looking. She starts a job in Minnesota and catches the attention of her boss. They start flirting, he asks her out and
Krystin Rachel
“I’d heard it before, of course, usually from my mother. A nasty, cold-blooded, selfish, grasping, uppity, ungrateful goddamn little bitch. And I know that to be true. I could feel the coldness in my own veins.”

Opening Hook: More like opening another button, amiright?!
Main Character: Your new best sociopathic friend #4eva
Plot Twisty-ness: Jane’s plot could have used a tab more plotting, but otherwise satisfying in a totally sexual way

I really really liked this.

On the surface it’s the story o
Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
I want Jane to be my friend and protector. Hell, I want to BE Jane Doe! A friend said her sarcasm was similar to mine and this made me weirdly proud. It almost makes me think I'm a bit on the spectrum to being a sociopath and well... I'm actually quite find with that.

You never really know what's going on with Jane at the beginning but your curiosity is definitely piqued. This story is told through Jane and Jane only. Probably the way she would've liked it and certainly the way that I did. There
I read this in less than 24 hours, if that gives you any indication of how much I enjoyed this tale of a sociopath, Jane, who is seeking revenge against a guy who in some ways is more psychotic than she is. This reminded me a little bit of Caroline Kepnes' You, only less murder-y. Things do get a little repetitive at times (we get it, Jane isn't normal), but in the end revenge is sweet. Thanks Ilona Andrews for bringing this book to my attention!
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
I went into Jane Doe relishing the idea of sinking my teeth into a straight forward revenge plot, fully expecting Jane to be a female equivalent of Paul from Best Day Ever. Turns out there was so much more to her than first apparent, and it was quite the thought-provoking read. Don’t worry, there are still plenty of fun, amusing, satisfying, ‘revenge’ parts, but some emotional, touching poignant ones as well.

Jane tells us right from the onset that she’s a sociopath, and she makes no apology for
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh Kiki! This is better than porn! This is more orgasmic than doing taxes! This holy unsafe book is so satisfactory for Kiki’s double standards and hypocrisy and her feminist alter ego!

This was heaven!

I just found my soul mate!
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
It's the game between sociopath and possessive maniac. Who is better at it?

Jane is a woman on a mission. She only has one thing on her mind – revenge! She works hard at making sure she fits in, cuz she's a bit different. She has no sense of guilt, no empathy for others, she is not developing feelings for others, she doesn't care what others think of her simply because she doesn't care for them. She is a sociopath. At least she says she is. But there is someone who is worse than her, someone who
Andreia ♡The Butterfly Lover♡
Raw, intense, smart and impossible to put down!! One of my favorite sociopath protagonists!! I love you Jane Doe!! One million stars for this book!! ❤

so, here we go: Jane’s days at a Midwest insurance company are perfectly ordinary. She blends in well, unremarkably pretty in her floral-print dresses and extra efficient at her low-level job. She’s just the kind of woman middle manager Steven Hepsworth likes—meek, insecure, and willing to defer to a man. No one has any idea who Jane really is. Lea
Renee (
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my you guys, Jane kind of left me speechless and I mean that in the BEST possible way! She's a little cray-cray but I'd certainly love to be friends with her. She's a very self aware sociopath, making no apologies for herself and in no way wishes to change. She's returned to the US after living in Malaysia with a single focus and agenda - revenge. This page turner is told entirely from Jane's perspective and believe me that's the best way to tell it.

The dress is soft and flowery, like all of
Oct 19, 2018 marked it as lost-interested
DNF @ 20%
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Red Tea
  • The Kingpin of Camelot (A Kinda Fairytale, #3)
  • The Queen's Gambit (Rogue Queen, #1)
  • Lock Every Door
  • Se eu fechar os olhos agora
  • Sweep of the Blade (Innkeeper Chronicles, #4)
  • Wrecked (IQ #3)
  • Don't You Dare
  • Tsumiko and the Enslaved Fox (Amaranthine Saga, #1)
  • Take Me Down (Riggs Brothers, #2)
  • Texas Tall
  • The Tenth Case (Jaywalker, #1)
  • Bones of the Fair (Darest, #2)
  • Kismet's Kiss (Alaia Chronicles)
  • Raveling
  • Lady Hotspur
  • Dear Wife
  • Sweet Agony
See similar books…
Victoria Helen Stone is the nom de plume for USA Today bestselling author Victoria Dahl. After publishing more than twenty-five novels, she has taken a turn toward the darker side of genre fiction. Born and educated in the Midwest, she finished her first manuscript just after college. In 2016, the American Library Association awarded her the prestigious Reading List Award for outstanding genre fic ...more
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »
“People cause pain. Even good people hurt those they love. We all do it because we can’t help it. Most of us aren’t evil; we’re just stupid and flawed and not careful with others.” 14 likes
“Frankly, fictional people appeal far more to me than real people do. In fiction, the choices have to make sense. The timeline proceeds rationally. Emotions are explained to me. Characters feel the way they are supposed to feel in response to the actions of others. Nobody stays in a bad situation because of inertia or low self-esteem. That would make for a truly shitty story. But in real life . . . God, in real life people so rarely behave in ways that improve their circumstances.” 7 likes
More quotes…