Contemporary, psychological thriller, Reviews, Suspense, Thriller

🐳ARC-Book Review 🐳The Daughter by Lucy Dawson🐳


🐳ARC-Book Review🐳

Release Date-24th January 2018
Genre-Psychological Thriller
Kindle Edition-290 Pages

You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. And now someone’s determined to make you pay…
Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jess’s daughter Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day, and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire… but she’ll pay for it with a lifetime of guilt.

To distance herself from the mistakes of the past, Jess has moved away and started over with her family. But when terrifying things begin happening in her new home, seemingly connected to what happened to Beth, Jess knows that her past has finally caught up with her. Somebody feels Jess hasn’t paid enough and is determined to make her suffer for the secrets she’s kept all these years.

The DaughterThe Daughter by Lucy Dawson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

ARC-Book Review
Release Date Jan 24th 2018

The Daughter (Kindle Edition) by Lucy Dawson is the first thing I have read by this author and this is a great psychological thriller that gripped me from the very start.
So I am trying to be as vague as possible with this review to avoid spoiling this thrilling piece of fiction as I feel explaining the plot too much will do just that, so I’m just going to give you my personal impressions of The Daughter.
So first, I wasn’t aware of what was going to occur at the beginning so this hit me completely out of left field and left me in shocked disbelief.
To continue The daughter portrays its characters in all their flawed glory and I’m sure each of us can find at least one individual here to identify with, or at least find one to resemble an acquaintance we know.
And as the tension mounted and the terror campaign intensified, I was holding my breath in anticipation and also a somewhat fearful fascination.
The Daughter itself I found wasn’t completely unique and at times it seemed quite predictable but during each new experience, you felt an almost stomach-churning dread right alongside Jess as shes made to somehow pay for what someone sees as her past guilt.
Like she hasn’t suffered enough.
Jess even seeming at times to almost accept the mantle of blame like an atonement she really shouldn’t have to feel.
I did kinda guess the perp and I was silently screaming at Jess to catch on and dig her head out the sand, this I found didn’t affect my enjoyment of The Daughter, I almost felt like I was watching a movie, the only thing missing was the popcorn and the TV of course.
In fact, this would be fantastic on the big screen.
In conclusion, this was an excellent piece of fiction I enjoyed immensely and I would definitely recommend if you are a psychological thriller junkie like me.
Although somewhat predictable this didn’t disappoint.
NetGalley provided me with an ARC of The Daughter by Lucy Dawson
of which I have reviewed voluntary.
All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Reviewed By Beckie Bookworm

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