ABOUT Karen Harrington

Karen Harrington
Karen Harrington is the author of the psychological suspense novel, JANEOLOGY (Kunati, 2008). She was born and raised in Texas, where she still lives with her husband and children. She received a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Grieving over his wife's inexplicable descent into madness, Texas college professor Tom Nelson endeavors to find clues in her family history to explain her sudden violence. JANEOLOGY explores the questions - what role do genetics and family history play in shaping an individual's impulse control? And how much do we really know about those we love?


Harrington begins with a fascinating premise and develops it fully. Tom and his wife emerge as compelling, complexly developed individuals. This debut novel is as much a character study as a legal thriller. -- BOOKLIST

Janeology is a thought-provoking and thoroughly engaging read. -- BOOKBITCH

In a thriller world saturated with James Pattersons, John Grishams and Stephen Kings, this debut novel from Karen Harrington comes as a breath of fresh air. The whole drama culminates in a finish that will rattle your genes. -- NEW MYSTERY READER

Not only is Harrington a masterful conjurer of a suspenseful thriller, but she is also a wordsmith able to maintain the reader's attention and involvement in her masterful exploration of the science of psychology, genetics, and the fascination with the concept of retrocognition, all the while unraveling a mystery not unlike decoding a strand of DNA.-- GRADY HARP, AMAZON VINE VOICE

A legal thriller of a style you've never read before. Five stars! -- REBECCA'S READS

This reader was swept along in the riptide of this tragedy. I felt as if I were sitting in the courtroom, awaiting a verdict right alongside Tom. -- DEBRA GAYNOR/REVIEW YOUR BOOK

Beautifully written, Janeology will leave you wondering if the author, Karen Harrington, was peeking in the window of our own homes. -- DONALD T. PHILLIPS, AUTHOR, UNTO US A CHILD: THE TRUE STORY OF AN AMERICAN FAMILY

The story line is fast-paced and gripping as readers will want to know what caused Jane to kill her son and attempt to kill her daughter." --HARRIET KLAUSNER, AMAZON #1 REVIEWER