Jane Steele

By | February 11, 2018
Jane Steele Author Lyndsay Faye
ISBN-10 0425283208
ISBN-13 9780425283202
Year 2017-03-14
Pages 448
Language English
Publisher G.P. Putnam’s Sons
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Nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best NovelThe reimagining of Jane Eyre as a gutsy heroic serial killer that The New York Times Book Review calls wonderfully entertaining and USA Today describes as sheer mayhem meets Victorian propriety A thrill ride of a novel A must read for lovers ofJane Eyre dark humor and mystery PopSugar comReader I murdered him A sensitive orphan Jane Steele suffers first at the hands of her spiteful aunt and predatory cousin then at a grim school where she fights for her very life until escaping to London leaving the corpses of her tormentors behind her After years of hiding from the law while penning macabre last confessions of the recently hanged Jane thrills at discovering an advertisement Her aunt has died and her childhood home has a new master Mr Charles Thornfield who seeks a governess Burning to know whether she is in fact the rightful heir Jane takes the position incognito and learns that Highgate House is full of marvelously strange new residentsthe fascinating but caustic Mr Thornfield an army doctor returned from the Sikh Wars and the gracious Sikh butler Mr Sardar Singh whose history with Mr Thornfield appears far deeper and darker than they pretend As Jane catches ominous glimpses of the pairs violent history and falls in love with the gruffly tragic Mr Thornfield she faces a terrible dilemma Can she possess himbody soul and secretswithout revealing her own murderous past A satirical romance about identity guilt goodness and the nature of lies by a writer who Matthew Pearl calls superstar caliber and whose previous works Gillian Flynn declared spectacular Jane Steele is a brilliant and deeply absorbing book inspired by Charlotte Bronts classic Jane Eyre

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