Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

Release Date-June 13th 2017
Genre-Mystery & Thriller
Kindle Edition-322 pages


The Marsh King’s Daughter will captivate you from the start and chill you to the bone.

‘I was born two years into my mother’s captivity. She was three weeks shy of seventeen. If I had known then what I do now, things would have been a lot different. I would have been a lot more understanding of my mother. I wouldn’t have adored my father.’

When the notorious child abductor known as the Marsh King escapes from a maximum security prison, Helena immediately suspects that she and her two young daughters are in danger.

No one, not even her husband, knows the truth about Helena’s past: they don’t know that she was born into captivity, that she had no contact with the outside world before the age of twelve – or that her father raised her to be a killer.

And they don’t know that the Marsh King can survive and hunt in the wilderness better than anyone… except, perhaps his own daughter.

THE MOST THRILLING READ OF THE SUMMER – packed with gripping suspense and powerful storytelling, The Marsh King’s Daughter is a unique one-more-page, read-in-one-sitting thriller that you’ll remember for ever.

The Marsh King's DaughterThe Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Arc Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm

So Where to start with this review, The Marsh Kings Daughter by Karen Dionne is one of those books where not a lot happens in terms of plotline, this actually doesn’t seem to matter as we spend most of the book looking backwards as this is where the main action lies. This story Immerses you in a past that though horrific, is so deeply ingrained in tradition and culture that it sucks you into the pages fully as we experience through a child’s eyes life on the marsh.
So Basically, Helena is the daughter of the Marsh King Jacob and his abducted bride, who is hardly more than her child herself.
Unaware of her mother’s captivity she is raised on the marsh as her father’s shadow.
eagerly Learning all that he knows.
Despite her father’s sometimes cruel ways Helena adores him.
At the age of twelve upon realising the secret of her birth and her mother’s imprisonment at the hands of her sadistic father and yearning for change Helena manages to escape to civilisation.
But The outside world is a lot different to what she imagined and her grandparents can barely tolerate her presence.
So when she turns eighteen she sets off into the world to forge her own path, cutting herself off from her family and changing her name to escape the notoriety of being the marsh king’s daughter.
This is really where we come in Helena is married with two little girls. The secret of her birth is still hidden, that is until her father escapes from Prison engaging Helena in a deadly game of cat and mouse with her family the prize at stake.
This was such an easy and interesting read, I loved the vivid descriptions and also the ongoing Fairytale of the stories namesake.
The Marsh Kings daughter kept my attention till the end.
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for providing me with a free advanced readers copy this is my own personal opinion of the marsh king’s daughter by Karen Dionne.

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