The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh

18 May 2017
The Serial Killer's Daughter Book Cover The Serial Killer's Daughter
Lesley Welsh
Psychological Thriller
June 14, 2017

Charmer, liar, father… Killer.
Suzanne’s life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don.

Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions – including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women.

To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.

But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death... So why did he have a picture of her?

My Review of The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh

The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh was a most enjoyable book to read.

I would have preferred that the book hat a different title.  By going in blind to the fact that, well… her dad is a serial killer.  That fact is not revealed initially… Dad is weird, raunchy, creepy.  Dad clearly has secrets, however, there are all kinds of dirty deeds that could have been hidden.  I might have even been a little surprised to find that he was a serial killer.  If it weren’t for the title, I was thinking along the lines of sexual predator.  That aside. I loved this book. It kept me wondering what was going to happen next and I love all of the flaws that the characters have.  Fooled and duped by the serial killer’s daughter’s dad and loving him anyway!

We Meet Suzanne.  Suze-Q.

Suzanne is trying to revive her long lost love of creating art. Suddenly out of the blue, she gets a phone call from Rose Anderson, the live in companion of her estranged dad, Don. Rose has a trunk of some of her dad’s items – namely his “life story” hand written into dozens of notebooks.  She wants Suzanne to have them along with some pictures. One of the pictures is of her friend Sophie who had died in a fire in their shared art studio ten years ago. Why does he have that? Someone else wants those journals. Who? Why?

Now starts the roller coaster of the book. This book hooked me and couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. Each chapter seemed to have a little mini cliff hanger at the end, and it didn’t pick that story line back up right away in the next chapter. That left a lot to my wild imagination until I eventually made it to the chapter that picked up where it had left off.

I devoured this book… as a slow reader, that is a huge indication of my interest level.  This book really kept my attention! 4 well earned stars.

As a side note, I was very sorry to hear of Lesley Welsh’s passing. Books are a great legacy to leave behind.

Thank you Lesley Welsh, Bookouture and Netgalley for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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