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Jane Steele

Lyndsay Faye

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Nominated for the 2017 Edgar Award for Best Novel The 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 of Jane Eyre, dark humor, and mystery." -PopSugar.com "Reader, 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 residents-the 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 pair's violent history and falls in love with the gruffly tragic Mr. Thornfield, she faces a terrible dilemma: Can she possess him-body, soul, and secrets-without 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 Brontë's classic Jane Eyre.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Susie Riddell

Length:

12h 16m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:50

Introduction
Introduction

00:12


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

03:51


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:33


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:16


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

02:33


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:00


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:51


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:56


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:20


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:40


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

08:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:36


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:51


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

06:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:00


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:28


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:18


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:58


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:17


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:35


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:59


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:14


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:23


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:09


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:52


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:05


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

06:01


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:15


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:38


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:49


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:34


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:08


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:05


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:55


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:15


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

08:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

07:11


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:43


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:10


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:54


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

07:33


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

08:45


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:17


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:50


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:30


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:36


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:24


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:35


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:53


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

09:26


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:48


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:22


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:51


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:08


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:49


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:26


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:35


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

08:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:24


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:02


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:25


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:40


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:19


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:40


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:13


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

02:41


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:14


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:51


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

01:59


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

08:24


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:38


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

03:21


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:02


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

07:44


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

08:14


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

09:44


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:46


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:55


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:01


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

04:14


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

09:56


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

04:00


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:07


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

04:15


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

08:10


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:20


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

09:42


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:51


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

08:37


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

07:18


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:31


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

08:12


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:12


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

08:32


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

03:13


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

00:21