In Karen Harrington's thriller debut, she woven an interesting tale for a story. When Tom Nelson's wife Jane drowned their twin son, he'd been charged with "failure to protect". Like Susan Smith and Andrea Yates among the others, we followed Tom's story on his tale on how he prepared for his own court trial. With the help of a clairvoyant and his attorney, they took us to a quasi-historical journey to both sides of her family. Right down to her genetic disposition and propensity for violent tendencies, he would be able to understand why she snapped and would spend the rest of her life in a mental institution. She'd inherited the bad genes that's been passed on from one generation to another, even perhaps to her surviving twin daughter. In the end of Janeology, we found out what happened to Tom and Sarah, too.
This was a harrowing and twisted thriller. I loved the concept of genealogy mixed into a thriller to know our backgrounds. In this one, we do get to know more about Jane's background that stemmed to her great-grandparents. I did feel bad for Tom and Sarah. I thought Naomi's background was quite interesting too as her cousin. I did like the background for this story, even with the prison scenes. I didn't blame Jane for her genes. Plenty much packed with suspense and lots of twisted turns.
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