Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone

Jane Doe

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. Least of all Steven.But plain Jane is hiding something. And Steven...

Details Jane Doe

TitleJane Doe
Release DateAug 1st, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreFiction, Thriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Contemporary, Suspense, Drama, Adult

Reviews Jane Doe

  • Dennis
    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 rog...
  • 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 ...
  • Amy
    4.5/5God 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, ...
  • Kevin Dowson
    Well, this one took me by surprise. I chose it as my July First Read selection because none of the others really grabbed me and I thought it might make something of a change. When I began I wondered if I had made the right choice after all. At one point it felt like I had stumbled into "chick lit" but, hey, I'm secure enough in my masculinity to press on......I was wide of the mark with the chick lit tag. There is romance - sort of. Definitely no...
  • SuperWendy
    Edited 7/26/18: Bumping my rating up to 5 Stars. I seriously cannot stop thinking about this book.*****Revenge stories are as old as time but rarely do we get one that doesn't involve an unhinged female character (look, Glenn Close shouldn't have boiled the bunny - but Michael Douglas is seen as the victim and frankly that has always yanked my chain). Jane is a sociopath but it's not like she's ever killed anyone. Well, yet anyway. Steven has to ...
  • Faith
    Brilliant thriller with dark humourI chose this book as my Kindle First selection this month not expecting much. Wow, was I wrong! This book was fast paced and such an easy read. You really find yourself rooting for the main character.
  • Stacey A. Prose and Palate
    So twisted!!!!
  • Emily
    3.5⭐I am so torn on this review for Jane Doe. Overall, I did really enjoy this book. This book is exactly what it says it is - no plot twists, no unreliable narrators, just a straight-up revenge psychological thriller. This book was surprisingly amusing. It's not a comedy, but it had some good comedic relief. I feel like that's pretty rare for the thriller genre, so it was refreshing to see that. Jane is a fairly likeable character, and you don...
  • Joann
    I enjoyed this book. It took a bit to get into it because at the beginning you are left in the dark as to what Jane is up to. When the reveal is done, I had to go back to reread it as it was a shocker to see who Jane had in her sights for her revenge.There are some nasty words used in the book and some sexually explicit scenes but I still enjoyed the comeuppance for Steven. For me, this was a very good revenge book - it ticked all the right boxes...
  • Lynda Kelly
    I DID enjoy this !! It's my Kindle First choice for July and I hadn't realised when I selected it that I'd picked another by her back in October 2016-Evelyn, After-in the same programme. I enjoyed that one, too, though it lost one star as it had a few too many mistakes for me. I hadn't realised she'd written another book in the interim, in 2017, so will be getting that soon as well.This one's presentation is much improved so gets the full complim...
  • Jessica
    Thanks to Lake Union and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review. So, a psychological thriller that is set in Minnesota? Count me in! JANE DOE is exactly what it says it is, a revenge story. Plain and simple. This isn't your typical psychological thriller in that it doesn't have all the tropes and writing devices that we all have come to expect. No unreliable narrators, no jumping between time lines and perspectives, and...
  • Jenn
    Satisfying. Completely and utterly satisfying. May all the shitty men in the world get what they deserve. Jane got her cake and ate it too. And it was glorious.
  • Tonya Plank
    I got this book as an Advance Reader’s Copy at the RT Booklovers Convention.I packed it in my carry-on for the way home and am so glad I did; I couldn’t put it down. It’s the story of a woman named Jane who has recently lost someone very dear to her. She knows who is responsible and is hell-bent on getting revenge, however she can.Jane keeps calling herself a sociopath, and I have to say, she is the most relatable sociopath I’ve ever enco...
  • Kari
    Jane Doe was a refreshingly unique read. It's narrated by the main character, Jane. She is seeking revenge on Steven for taking away something dear to her. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Jane was an interesting narrator. She is an admitted sociopath, but she also admits she has no desire to become a killer...unless necessary. I found that I liked Jane more and more as she tells the reader why she is seeking revenge. W...
  • Lady Delacour
    Enjoyed the humorand the mystery.Did not enjoythe embarrassing content.Listened with TTS.Not Clean.Crude and Foul Language.
  • Sunshine
    I LOVED this book. Jane was absolutely fascinating! I never thought I’d like a sociopath turns out I was wrong.I loved how she planned everything out and the way she acted to make Steven believe she was the person she was portraying. She had me hooked, and I wanted her to get her revenge too. Unfortunately, there are too many men in the world like Steven and I truly did hate the way he spoke to and treated Jane. Definitely rooted for this girl ...
  • Sarah Hill
    Couldn’t put it downI read this book in one day. It was so good that I just couldn’t put it down. There isn’t one dull spot in the entire book. Fantastic story line. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a fast paced sociopathic read!!
  • Jessie
    3.5 stars. This review is for an advanced copy of Jane Doe.Jane Doe follows sociopath Jane as she tries to ruin the life of her dead best friend's ex boyfriend. This was a quick and enjoyable read. The narrator was funny. The story was super satisfying. The reason I'm rating it only 3.5 stars is that the whole story was a bit flat. The characters were fairly two dimensional, fitting perfectly into their role. And there was really no conflict in t...
  • Sonica •TheReadingBeautyBlog
    Thank you Amazon Publishing/Lake Union Authors for my gifted finished copy of this brilliantly dark psychological thriller in exchange for my honest review.  This title releases August 1.I loved this book.  A 5+ star read for me in the psychological thriller genre.  Jane you got me hooked girl!After losing her best friend, Meg, to suicide, Jane has taken a deeper dive into her long-standing darkness.  Jane had a tough upbringing and has alway...
  • Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
    Thank you Ashley and Amazon Publishing #Partner for gifting me this copy, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.I rate this book a 4 out of 5 Stars.Jane, is my favorite Sociopath, EVER!  I loved her from the first page, and I love that she was smart, and she knew fierce. She knew that men viewed women as the weaker species, and she played right into that part, but used it to her advantage. I love that she was such a manipulato...
  • Miss KE Blease
    Hell hath no fury!A good little read about revenge in its rawest form! I’m sure everyone occasionally thinks ‘God I could just kill you right now’ but sometimes that’s too easy! Why not destroy their whole life instead?It was a page turner, will she? Won’t she? Kind of book! The characters were likeable or in Stevens case dislikable, someone who you’d gladly knee in the balls for being such a misogynistic A hole! But he gets his comeu...
  • Barbara
    I wasn't overly impressed by the selection on Amazon's Prime 'First Read' shortlist this month and didn't have big expectations of 'Jane Doe' but it blew me away. This smart, sassy tale of a woman taking revenge on the man who drove her friend to kill herself is deeply satisfying. Jane is very independent, considers herself a sociopath but is fiercely loyal to her friend so much so that she sets out to seduce and then destroy Stephen.I loved it. ...
  • Annie
    A refreshing read, actually. I bought it from the Kindle first selection of July, and to be honest I wasn't expecting that much; I just needed a bunch of books to fill my kindle for my holidays.I must admit I really enjoyed it and finished it in no time. It's the appropriate length, well paced, the characters are described very well, and even though it may not be the most elaborate writing, I learnt a couple of new words and saved a couple of quo...
  • Lucy
    I chose this book as my July Amazon First Reads and I really glad I did. I've had a run of tedious books lately that I've struggled to finish, but this book had me hooked and staying up late in order to find out what happens next! The main character is intriguing and unpredictable and keeps you guessing about where her plan is taking you. The wonderful narrative keeps you hating Jane's enemies as much as she does as you can totally identify with ...
  • Devan
    Kept me wanting to read it but was expecting something crazier at the end. Jane seemed overly obsessed with Meg and getting revenge - I thought Meg was going to be alive (and hiding from Jane’s obsession) or that Steven had killed her and then was actually going to kill Jane or something. The ending was a little predictable (at least the sleeping with his father part) so I was hoping that the path my mind went down was going to be ripped out fr...
  • Di Worley
    RevengeA sociopath makes plans revenge for the death of her only true friend Meg. Her target is the man who drive her friend over the edge. Jane gets an unexpected bonus in being able to extend her revenge, but the unexpected bonus of as close to a normal life than she expected. Luke, a short lived boyfriend from her college days makes her realise that she can have the best relationship she can, to have a family, but with that same cold and logic...
  • Roxanne Ong
    A different kind of thriller mixed in with a twisted romance! One point that stood out for me was that this story cantered around a strong albeit different kind of female lead - focused on avenging her friend. I liked how this story unravelled and was all for Jane in this novel, written in a way that you understood how she came to this outcome and her life as it was. I felt however the big “gotcha” point could have been more explored it all f...
  • Lorraine Fleming
    Twisted but amazingJane has a unique view on life and revenge. She is a sociopath hell bend on revenge after her best friend committed suicide. Not all sociopaths are murderers but Jane feels the need to punish the man who she believes drove Meg to her death.Great story. I absolutely love Jane, not often that you cheer on the sociopath
  • Jeanette Duffey
    Brilliant readAt first I was a little dubious about the main character, but I preserved.So glad I did, once I was inside her 'skin' , her actions and motivation felt right. Loved it