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
Author
Release DateAug 1st, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Fiction, Mystery, Mystery Thriller
Rating

Reviews Jane Doe

  • Meredith
    2018-08-14
    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 ...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    2018-07-31
    FIVE STARSI LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS NOVEL🖤🙏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 en...
  • Dennis
    2018-07-24
    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...
  • Michelle
    2018-08-23
    Okay, I have to agree with my fellow Goodreads friends that have read this book..... THIS. WAS. SO. MUCH. FUN. 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 ...
  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽
    2018-08-22
    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 solid...
  • Alex ♈
    2018-08-21
    5+++ starsB.R.I.L.L.I.A.N.T!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 imagin...
  • Kim
    2018-08-28
    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...
  • Amy
    2018-07-06
    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, ...
  • Carrie
    2018-08-09
    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. P...
  • Navessa
    2018-09-21
    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, ple...
  • DJ Sakata
    2018-07-23
    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 ...
  • Krystin Rachel (Here's The Fucking Twist)
    2018-09-11
    “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 #4evaPlot Twisty-ness: Jane’s plot could have used a tab more plotting, but otherwise satisfying in a totally sexual wayI ...
  • Bibi
    2018-09-23
    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.
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    2018-08-01
    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'v...
  • Holly
    2018-08-15
    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!
  • Kiki
    2018-08-21
    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!
  • NZLisaM
    2018-09-07
    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 ons...
  • Jayme
    2018-08-19
    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 interchange...
  • Ira
    2018-08-20
    4.5 stars.What a bonkers story!!! A revenge in the finest ❤Like Ilona Andrews said, Monte Cristo will weeps with happiness 😂So, this is not a romance, just in case you want to read it, don’t judge the heroine much! 😘And the ending is perfect! I loves it!Highly recommend from me 😊❤❤❤ 4.5 stars.What a bonkers story!!! A revenge in the finest ❤️Like Ilona Andrews said, Monte Cristo will weeps with happiness 😂So, this is n...
  • Kevin Dowson
    2018-07-15
    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...
  • Valentina
    2018-09-14
    This book was definitely unique in its genre. I absolutely loved Jane, a self proclaimed sociopath in a mission for revenge, and I absolutely hated Steven. I got so involved with this story, I’m having trouble releasing all the built up anger this jerk, Steven, caused me. Each time he opened his mouth nothing but shit came out. I literally wanted to jump inside the book just to smack his stupid face. But it’s just a book, right? Well, f**k yo...
  • Renee (itsbooktalk.com)
    2018-08-13
    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 t...
  • boogenhagen
    2018-08-16
    I really enjoyed this one. A very well done just desserts story with a really great heroine. I think Jane may be my new hero and her cat is AWESOME. The punishment was just and revenge is always a dish best served cold. I am just funny like that, but this kind of comeuppance against a nematode slime slurper truly makes my reading day and Jane was extremely funny to boot.
  • Riley
    2018-08-16
    this had potential to be a really good revenge story but unfortunately the ending wasn't nearly as satisfying as I was hoping it would be
  • Leonor
    2018-08-22
    Wow just wow!!This book was afreakingmazing!!! There are no words to describe how much I FLOVE it!!! I hope the author writes a sequel!! I’ll be over that like white on rice! Eye for eye, tooth for tooth. But the rest is even better: burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.I am the strong one. It’s my job to protect. I see that now.
  • Tammy
    2018-10-06
    4.5 ☆ Be careful. You never know who you may tick off. Jane is a self proclaimed sociopath living a double life. Jane’s best-friend Meg dated the smart and devilishly handsome passive-aggressive (and abusive) Steven, committing suicide after he broke things off with her. Jane’s out for REVENGE. Target: Steven. Master manipulator Jane relocates to Steven’s hometown of Minneapolis. To work alongside him. Date him. Learn his weaknesses. How ...
  • Dita
    2018-08-24
    I really enjoyed this book and I want to give it 5 stars because it's so good but I can't. The book is well-written, the characterizations are superb, I loooooved Jane and if I were an atheist this would be all of the stars! But this author is seriously anti-Christian and I am one, so all of her pokes, jabs and stereotypes left me feeling a weird mixture of defensive, sad and uncomfortable. Additionally, this book takes place in the Twin Cities w...
  • Judy Collins
    2018-08-22
    Check out the Fun Q&A Elevator Ride with the Author! An utterly addictive psychological thriller!!! Brilliantly plotted. 5 Stars + I loved Victoria Helen Stone’s JANE DOE! On my Top Books of 2018. Hilarious! The author has some great sarcastic lines. Seduce and Destroy. I read the book and listened to the audio (the audio was quite entertaining). I laughed so hard. Was glued to the pages. Nicol Zanzarella, the narrator, gave an award-winning...
  • Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
    2018-08-29
    This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life in Books.This was great! I first heard about this book on Goodreads where some of my friends were discussing some of the books that have been recommended by Ilona Andrews. I immediately straightened up a bit and started taking note of the books being mentioned because I can't think of anyone I would rather take book recommendations from that Ilona Andrews. Once I realized that I could borrow t...
  • Emma
    2018-08-22
    I really enjoyed this character’s POV about men! Taken with a pinch of salt, this was a great story, perfect lazy day brain candy.