Jane Anonymous by Laurie Faria Stolarz
ebook, 320 pages
Expected publication: January 7th 2020 by Wednesday Books
About the Book:
Seven months. That’s how long I was kept captive. Locked in a room with a bed, refrigerator, and adjoining bathroom, I was instructed to eat, bathe, and behave. I received meals, laundered clothes, and toiletries through a cat door, never knowing if it was day or night. The last time I saw the face of my abductor was when he dragged me fighting from the trunk of his car. And when I finally escaped, I prayed I’d never see him again. Now that I’m home, my parents and friends want everything to be like it was before I left. But they don’t understand that dining out and shopping trips can’t heal what’s broken inside me. I barely leave my bedroom. Therapists are clueless and condescending. So I start my own form of therapy—but writing about my experience awakens uncomfortable memories, ones that should’ve stayed buried. How far will I have to go to uncover the truth of what happened—and will it break me forever?
From the beginning I found this book moving and compelling. I found myself lost in the plot and couldn't put it down till I finished it. With a myriad of interesting characters for the reader to identify with and a truly engaging plot and I needed to find out what had happened to the unfortunate main character in the story, Jane.
I especially loved the epilogue as the ending left me wanting more, it was very well written. I like the way the author attends to all the details and really tells all of the story. Would definitely recommend, a great read.
Thank you NetGalley, Laurie Faria Stolarz, St. Martin's Press and Wednesday Books for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.