Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing A Killers Daughter by Jenna Kernan. This was released on the 11th of February, published by Bookouture.
The girl’s long black hair clings to her face like seaweed. Her beautiful eyes are open, unseeing. And a thin line of flesh circling the base of her ring finger has been removed. It’s just like the others…
When Agent Nadine Finch gets the call about the broken body of a young woman found drifting in Sarasota Bay, Florida, she pretends it’s just another case: but deep down, she’s lying to herself. Even though she changed her name, Nadine has always known her family’s dark past would catch up with her eventually.
Examining the wound around the victim’s finger, a cruel imitation of a wedding ring, she knows for sure:someone has started killing young women in exactly the same way Nadine’s serial-killer mother did 20 years ago.
There’s only one place she’ll find answers. And until she does, every woman in this close-knit community is in danger. At the prison, Nadine flinches as she hears her mother’s soft voice—such a contrast to those cold, cruel eyes—for the first time in decades.
‘Hi baby. I’ve been expecting you…’
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, 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.
A Killer’s Daughter Books on Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Jenna Kernan
Jenna Kernan is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of thirty-five novels including gripping psychological thrillers, romantic suspense, paranormal shifter romance, and Western historical romance.
A critically acclaimed and award-winning author, Jenna Kernan’s novels have reached Amzon’s Top 100, been twice-nominated for the RITA award, won the Book Buyer’s Best award, nominated for the Silver Falchion Award and been selected for a Top-Pick by RT Book Review. Readers describe her stories as heart-stopping, imaginative, thrilling, gritty, action-packed, fast-paced and flat-out good.
She lives on Florida’s west coast with her family. Publishers Weekly bestselling author Jenna Kernan is a two-time RITA nominee and winner of the Book Buyers’ Best award.