Book: Jane Doe
Author: Victoria Helen Stone
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’s bringing out the worst in her.
Nothing can distract Jane from going straight for his heart: allowing herself to be seduced into Steven’s bed, to insinuate herself into his career and his family, and to expose all his dirty secrets. It’s time for Jane to dig out everything that matters to Steven. So she can take it all away.
Just as he did to her.-Goodreads
Review: Jane is an attorney masquerading as a low level office worker, with one purpose. She's seeking revenge on the man she believes is responsible for her best friend's suicide. Jane has a plan to integrate herself into Steve Hepsworth's life and then ruin it. While the plot itself wasn't as juicy as I was hoping (Jane is a sociopath but not a violent one like Dexter), I absolutely loved being inside Jane's head. She's snarky. She's sharp. She's witty. She has great observations about everyone and everything around her. If you are looking for something a little different and fun, give this book a try!
“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.”
"That first time I read about sociopaths, I felt filled up with a bright light that was equal parts terror and joy. Finally—finally!—I understood. It was scary to know the truth, yes, but not nearly as frightening as ignorance… later research at the county library assured me that most people like me don’t grow up to be killers. We lie and manipulate and take advantage, but usually that just makes us great at business. Yay for capitalism… "
“Even a sociopath likes to hear that she’s beautiful.”
"Don’t believe the movies about us. Being a sociopath doesn’t automatically make someone a genius at killing. I’m learning on the job here."