See Jane Run

See Jane Run

by Hannah Jayne
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Overview

See Jane Run by Hannah Jayne

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.

Praise for Truly, Madly, Deadly

"A fast-paced thriller."—Kirkus Reviews

"What a ride! Full of twists and turns — including an ending you won't see coming!"—April Henry, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Who Was Supposed to Die

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402282461
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 98,249
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Hannah Schwartz lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and writes cozy mysteries, young adult fiction, chick lit, and grocery lists that she never seems to remember to bring to the grocery store. Hannah shares a house with two neurotic, feet-attacking cats and has Kryptonite-like weakness for donuts. Visit www.hannahjschwartz.com.

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See Jane Run 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
LoveLifeRead More than 1 year ago
Filled with suspense, intrigue, mystery and romance this story will have readers racing to the end wanting to see if they guessed correctly. The synopsis of See Jane Run initially reminded me of the classic The Face on the Milk Carton--a childhood favorite of mine so I was instantly drawn to this. With this, I was nervous too as I did not want to compare Ms. Jayen's book to Ms. Cooney's but I am relieved to say this one did not disappointment nor is it the same book duplicated--another relief. :-) Riley finds a birth certificate with another girl's name on it--is it hers or is it someone else's? Did her parents steal her or is she adopted? Where does she belong? Then, on top of dealing with this, she cannot shake the feelings feelings that someone is messing with her head or watching her. There is intrigue, mystery and suspense woven into the story on almost every page. Added to the mix is a romance that develops between Riley and JD.  While there is some predictable moments (but what mystery does not really), I do not feel that it detracted from the overall appeal from this book. This would be great for reluctant readers as I think it is fast paced enough to hold most reader's attention. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The way Hannah Jayne writes keeps you guessing until the end!
TheLifeofaBookAddict More than 1 year ago
Riley is pretty much your typical teenager. Her parents are extremely overprotective. They say it is for her own good, especially since Riley can suffer from panic attacks and has to take medication for it. But given that Riley is a teen she feels like she is being punished more than protected.  As soon as Riley discovers a birth certificate belonging to a Jane O’Leary, she is filled with all sorts of curiosity and questions. So naturally she begins digging for information. Her best friend Shelby was a little too pushy in trying to get her to look into who Jane is, but I guess that sort of got the ball rolling.  The suspense builds in the story as someone starts sending Riley postcards saying they know who she is. It made me wonder if someone was watching her or just trying to toy with her. It could be just because I am a sucker for a mystery, but the mystery of the story was the part that kept my interest the most and kept me flipping pages. The twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat. And I had a hard time trying to guess who was being honest and what the truth actually was.  **I received this book on behalf of the Publisher as part of this blog tour in exchange for nothing but my honest opinion.**
StephWard More than 1 year ago
4.5 Stars 'See Jane Run' is a fantastic young adult mystery/thriller that will have you guessing until the very end. It follows leading lady Riley as she discovers a strange birth certificate hidden in her baby book in her parent's closet. The certificate isn't for her, but for someone named Elizabeth O'Leary. Riley's world quickly spins out of control as she tries to find information on who Elizabeth was, what happened to her, and finally - the truth. Things keep escalating for Riley when she begins to get strange postcards telling her that they know the truth and who she really is. Is Riley really Elizabeth? If so, why have her parents lied to her all this time? In the end, Riley must learn who she can actually trust, and to learn to trust in herself as well, if she's going to survive. I read the author's other YA thriller, 'Truly Madly Deadly', and really enjoyed it - so I jumped on the chance to review this one for Sourcebook's tour. I was definitely not disappointed. I'm happy to say that this novel exceeded any expectations I might have had and left my mind boggled until the end. The characters were all very well written, especially Riley. She's a typical teenage girl with overprotective parents, issues at school, and other normal problems. She also has panic attacks and severe claustrophobia - which I really thought was great that the author made the character flawed in these ways. Not much light is shed on mental illness - even ones like panic attacks and anxiety disorders - so I'm glad that the lead character had these problems and was still depicted as a strong person and able to overcome her panic attacks and fear. The other characters in the book were also very well written, which definitely helped with the mystery portion of the story. When Riley begins to question the truth about everything and everyone - all the little details become relevant or even incredibly important - so the smaller details that were included about the characters was a great addition. The plot was insane. I'm not sure how else to describe it. I was literally sucked into the story from the beginning and ended up reading it in one sitting. It starts with the birth certificate that Riley finds in her parent's closet and then just takes you on a roller coaster from there. There's actually a lot of different parts to the mystery and so many twists and turns that I felt clueless as to what the truth was half the time. I'd get a great theory going in my mind and then a curveball would get thrown into the mix and I would be completely lost again. I have to admit that I love thrillers and mystery novels and I love trying to solve them before the characters do. I figured out part of it with this book, but there were so many extra details and twists to it that I wasn't completely sure of anything until the very end. It definitely threw me for a loop more than once. Overall, this was a phenomenal YA mystery/thriller and fans of the genre should definitely read this one. After being blown away by these past two books, I'm definitely keeping a close eye on this author and what she'll come out with next. Very highly recommended! Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is amazing. I read the other book ny the author, which was great and 6mnths later as well which was also fantastic. This book kept me on the edge of my seat and I loved it!
majibookshelf More than 1 year ago
I have recently read Hannah Jayne's first novel Truly Madly Deadly and loved it. It was everything a YA mystery novel could be and I was excited when I found out she wrote another mystery YA novel, See Jane Run. This isn't a murder mystery though but that isn't where the differences stop between Truly Madly Deadly and See Jane Run. Unfortunately, See Jane Run was much less engaging and somewhat suffering an identity crisis in my opinion. I am no stranger to birth secrets, especially since I watch a ton of korean dramas, however in See Jane Run, I just felt that the intro to the mystery was a bit… peculiar and unrealistic. Riley and her friend find a birth certificate of a girl named Jane and Riley's friend starts all these conspiracy theories about her parents being kidnappers, murderers, psychopaths, which gets Riley very worked up and concerned.. First thing I would do in this situation is LAUGH IT OFF, and move on.. seriously. I don't get how her friend's lame theories were the instigators to this whole mystery. Also Riley just didn't want to ask her parents at all.. and when creepy things happened.. she never really tried to reach out to them or even the police.. she just kept everything to herself. Also, the mystery itself was very slow moving and frankly quite boring at times.. However towards the ending, when the mystery was finally revealed.. I was seriously freaked out. I give Jayne credit for the creep factor but I wish she was able to keep me interested throughout the whole novel, like how I was while reading Truly Madly Deadly. We also have the typical love interest who is always a bit suspicious, coupled with her friend, these two were basically the only secondary characters after counting the parents. I wish we delved more in their lives, but they were still great secondary characters. Overall See Jane Run was a bit of a disappointment but if you are a mystery fan then you should pick it up and read it! I personally still pick up any of Jayne's upcoming YA mysteries; if you haven't read Truly Madly Deadly, I suggest you do it ASAP. 
TheBibliophilicBookBlog More than 1 year ago
Riley Spencer is an ordinary high school girl. She and her parents have moved into a new subdivision, which makes Riley feel more isolated than ever. Her parents are already way too overprotective, not even letting her go on a school trip to visit colleges. When Riley’s best friend Shelby comes over, they find a birth certificate which isn’t Riley’s but belongs to Jane Elizabeth O’Leary. After searching online for anything about Jane, Riley starts getting mysterious messages and feels like she’s being followed. All Riley wants to do is find out who Jane is and what relation she has to her and her family. Yet the answers may be more than she bargained for… SEE JANE RUN is a YA thriller/mystery with an interesting cast of characters and a secret which threatens to tear a family apart. I liked Riley, even with her panic attacks and paranoia, which were explained later in the book. I wasn’t a fan of Shelby and thought she acted like a twit instead of a true best friend. JD Davison is the bad boy who is looking out for Riley (and may want to be more than just friends) and I really liked his character. Parts of the story I was able to figure out pretty quickly, but there were other aspects which eluded me until the ending. I enjoyed the quick pace of the story which helped me be fully engaged. While I wasn’t a fan of some of the behavior of the characters, I did like the overall effect it had on setting the stage for Riley’s search. SEE JANE RUN is a suspenseful story in the truest sense of the word!
AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
After reading Hannah Jayne's YA thriller Truly, Madly, Deadly, I jumped at the chance to check out  more of her work.  This mystery/thriller is not only captivating, keeping you guessing and questioning until the very end, but is also provides a refreshingly different type of story in the YA genre.  Riley and her best friend accidentally stumble on some information regarding Riley, and it causes her to question everything in her life.  Riley's character is likable, though I did want to shake her a few times.  Shelby, her best friend was kind of aggravating.   Then there is JD, the bad boy who brings the romantic edge into the story, though the romance is minimal in the overall plot of the story.  There are several twists and turns that fueled the thrilling and suspenseful aspect of the story as the mystery unfolds.  While I didn't like See Jayne Run as well as I did Truly, Madly, Deadly, overall, it was a good read and something that YA and even MG thriller/mystery fans would probably enjoy.