Jane Was Here is an ARC from Kelly & Hall.
A mysterious young woman calling herself Jane turns up in a small New England town. She claims a fragmentary memory of growing up in this place, yet she has never been here before in her life. Upon her arrival, strange and alarming things begin happening to some of the town's inhabitants. As Jane's memories reawaken piece by piece, they carry her back to a long-buried secret, while the townspeople hurtle forward to a horrific event when past and present fatally collide.
I'm not really sure what to say about this book. It is a ghostly/reincarnation story, but none of the characters are particularly likable. While I was quite interested in discovering who was responsible for the earlier Jane's demise, I just couldn't connect with the characters.
Sarah Kernochan's documentaries have won her two Academy Awards. She is a screen writer of many films, including Nine and 1/1 Weeks and What Lies Beneath.
Fiction. Supernatural/Mystery. 2011. 330 pages.