Today I am taking part in the books on tour and sharing my review for A Killer’s Daughter by Jenna Kernan. This was released on the 11th of February, published by Bookouture.
A Killer’s Daughter by Jenna Kernan
Release Date: 11th of February 2021
Print Length: 323 pages
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
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Who better to catch a murderer than a woman raised by one?
The beautiful young woman’s long black hair clings to her face like seaweed. As Nadine turns the body, she prays this will be different: but seeing the wounds, her prayers go unanswered. It’s just like the others. An exact match to her mother’s victims.
Keeping her head down and refusing to let anyone get close is Agent Nadine Finch’s atonement for never realising her mother Arleen was a serial killer. But when the body of a young woman is found drifting in the warm Sarasota Bay waters, right where Nadine grew up, the past she’s worked so hard to keep hidden comes calling.
Rushing to the scene, Nadine is the first to notice the circle carved around the girl’s ring finger. It’s the exact same marking Arleen left on all her victims. Suddenly, Nadine is a teenager again, watching her mother come home to their trailer in the middle of the night, covered in blood.
With a heartbroken family reeling, and no witnesses or forensic evidence, Nadine has no choice but to face her demons and visit her mother in prison. When her mother whispers a name Nadine hasn’t heard for years, the case takes a terrifyingly personal turn, and returning home, the bag of bloodied clothes left on Nadine’s bed tells her someone is watching her every move…
With her dark family history out in the open, it’s not long before suspicion falls on Nadine herself. As her team turn against her, the closer she gets to her mother and this case, the more danger she’s in. Time is running out. Can she catch the killer—or will she be the next victim of this dark family legacy?
An unputdownable thriller that will have you racing through the pages until the final, jaw-dropping twist. Perfect for fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Gardner and Mary Burton.
As if having a serial killer for a mother isn’t bad enough, FBI forensic psychologist Dr Nadine Finch, finds herself having to relive and tap into her experiences with her mother, to try to solve the mystery surrounding the death of couples in time to catch the killer before they strike again.
I really enjoyed this book, which not only had me instantly intrigued from it’s title but, what stood out the most for me was it’s point of difference where it’s lead’s mother is a serial killer on death row. This definitely piqued my curiosity and I had to find out more.
Nadine is such a great character and her challenges are many. Including having to face her mother and the realisation that she is being watched she also needs to find a way to convince her team that she holds the key to solving the crime. She is real and vulnerable, which makes it easy to resonate with her.
This is the first book I have read from Jenna Kernan and this has been such a great introduction to her work for me. The writing is engaging and she does a great job at drawing you in and holding your attention throughout. The pages just turn themselves in this book and it is a very chilling tale.
A Killer’s Daughter is a fast paced, dark and thrilling read that will consume you from start to finish. The first in a new series, it is an outstanding start and I look forward to seeing the direction it takes next. It was a pleasure to read and review The Killer’s Daughter which I recommend.
Thank you to Jenna Kernan, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of A Killer’s Daughter, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
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Let’s Get to Know Jenna Kernan
Publishers Weekly bestselling author Jenna Kernan is a two-time RITA nominee and winner of the Book Buyers’ Best award. Prior to signing with Bookouture, she published over thirty novels including her popular APACHE PROTECTOR series, and is a member of numerous writing groups, including International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, Florida Mystery Writers and Novelists, Inc. and frequently attends conferences on police procedure at the Writers Police Academy and MurderCon. Jenna currently lives on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband. A natural redhead, she has recently increased her sunblock to SPF 50.
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