I know who you are.
When Riley first gets the postcard tucked into her bag, she thinks it's a joke. Then she finds a birth certificate for a girl named Jane Elizabeth O'Leary hidden inside her baby book.
Riley's parents have always been pretty overprotective. What if it wasn't for her safety...but fear of her finding out their secret? What have they been hiding? The more Riley digs for answers, the more questions she has.
The only way to know the truth? Find out what happened to Jane O'Leary.
Source: Publisher via Netgalley
Pages: 288 pages
Release Date: January 7, 2014
I haven’t read too many thrillers, mainly because of the fact that I get scared super easily, but I thought it’d be fun to give See Jane Run a try. Unfortunately, despite having a few super intense, action-packed moments, unrealistic plot elements and the unlikeability of the main character took away from the book and led to me not enjoying See Jane Run as much as I hoped to.
The main character, Riley, was unbelievably frustrating. Several very sketchy things kept happening to her, and although she was super concerned, she never decided to mention it to her parents or anyone else, like the police. The things that happened to her were significantly scary, and I was surprised she didn't do anything about them.
Regarding her parents, I was hoping for more background on her relationship with them. When she finds the birth certificate for "Jane O'Leary", she starts to completely distrust them, although she still continually mentions that they’re good parents. That didn’t make a lot of sense to me, and I think it would have just solved a lot of problems if Riley had just gone to her parents first.
The one thing that redeemed this book for me was how intense and exciting the mystery itself became! There was a point where I was scared to find out what was going to happen next and I was glued to the pages. Unfortunately, that part didn’t happen until almost the very end. If it had happened earlier and been longer, I feel like I would have enjoyed See Jane Run a lot more.
The ending was really rushed after all the crazy events that had occurred. Things were resolved so quickly, considering the mystery and events surrounding it had taken up almost the entire book.
I wouldn't necessarily recommend See Jane Run, but the mystery is still a great one. Overall, I’d give See Jane Run 2 out of 5 flowers.