Charmer, liar, father… Killer.
Suzanne’s life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don.
Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions – including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women.
To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.
But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death… So why did he have a picture of her?
Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his journals? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?
Who doesn’t love a good serial killer? I do for one so when I saw the title of this book and read the description I knew I had to read it.
A serial killer in a novel is very much one that the reader has a love/hate relationship with. We love them because they give us thrills whilst hating what they do to their victims. Don was a new one on me. I don’t know if it’s because the author has written him as a very dark and disturbing character or it’s the way that she goes into details with the killings, either way I loathed him. I was shocked and appalled at everything he did. I didn’t have one ounce of compassion for this man.
Suzanne I felt truly sorry for. To be even associated to this monster is bad enough. Along with her, the reader learns of the true horrors of who her father really is and the terrible things he has done. I have to admit the author is quite raw in her descriptions and it made in part for some uncomfortable reading.
The Serial Killer’s Daughter I don’t think will be everyone’s cup of tea. It is a seriously dark and disturbing read. None of the characters are overly likeable but I don’t think they are supposed to be. Saying that though the author has made them intriguing enough so that the reader wants to learn more about them. As evil as Don is, he still fascinated me and even though I was horrified by his actions, I had to keep reading. Fans of serial killer reads are with out a doubt going to love it as it definitely has the shock factor.
My thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
The Serial Killers Daughter is available to purchase from Amazon.