Monday, February 22, 2021

A Killer's Daughter by @JennaKernan, a #BookReview


This book opens with a rather graphic murder scene, immediately setting the stage for a serial-killer thriller. From the first meeting of Nadine Finch, I could tell right away she was going to be a strong character. She has her secrets and loves her privacy and solitude--as it turns out for good reason. She's the daughter of a serial killer (not a spoiler; it's in the blurb and right in the title).

Nadine feels very real from her internal narrative to her obvious discomfort at her first autopsy. She's a criminal psychologist, which provides a unique perspective for the story.

And speaking of story, there was one exciting development after another, and there's a reveal about halfway through that will make your skin crawl as you try to figure out the meaning behind it. This book was excellently written and the author's turn of phrase is particulary poignant.

The final reveal of the killer's identity delivered an unpredicted twist, and the author set things up at the end in such a way you wonder what's next for Nadine Finch.

I received an advanced reading copy of this book for honest review. Thank you to the author, Bookouture, and NetGalley.