The Marsh King's Daughter (Hardback)
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The Marsh King's Daughter (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 29/06/2017
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'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.



Packed with gripping suspense and powerful storytelling, The Marsh King's Daughter is a one-more-page, read-in-one-sitting thriller that you'll remember for ever.

'If you only read one thriller this year, make it The Marsh King's Daughter. It's sensational' Clare MacKintosh 

'This gorgeously written eerie suspense novel gave me chills...I loved it' Karin Slaughter 

'Sensationally good psychological suspense - I loved this book' Lee Child

'...emotionally and intellectually thrilling as well as tremendously exciting.' The Express

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751567380
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 164 x 237 x 31 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A constantly surprising novel which never takes the obvious route, it is emotionally and intellectually thrilling as well as tremendously exciting * SUNDAY EXPRESS *
Sensational . . . if you only read one thriller this year, make it this * CLARE MACKINTOSH *
Subtle, brilliant and mature . . . superb . . . as good as a thriller can be * NEW YORK TIMES *
This gorgeously written eerie suspense novel gave me chills... I loved it * KARIN SLAUGHTER *
Tension-filled thriller... Disturbing and atmospheric - it gripped me from the first page * WOMAN & HOME *
Unlike anything else I've read. Haunting and unputdownable * LAURA MARSHALL *
Although there are shades of Emma Donahue's Room here, Dionne explores more thoroughly the relationship between captor and captive, the heavy anchoring of a familial bond and the exploitation of childhood innocence... Riveting * EVENING STANDARD *
Oh, such a wonderful book... I am completely blown away. Just mesmerising * ALEX MARWOOD *
Troubling, sinuous and powerfully told, you won't be able to stop turning the pages * MEGAN ABBOTT *
I don't use the word "brilliant" often, but no other adjective feels adequate to describe this amazing novel . . . an exceptional achievement * DAVID MORRELL *
A real tour-de-force. Beautifully written, heart-pounding action, finely drawn characters * GILLY MACMILLAN *
My God - what a writer, what a book. Kept me gripped * MARK HILL *
Exceptional...Helena's conflicting emotions about her father and her own identity elevate this powerful story * PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW *
Utterly amazing... I loved it * JENNY ASHCROFT *
This is Room meets The Revenant and has screenplay adaptation shot through it like a stick of rock... the plot is fantastic but it is the characters that set this book alight...LOVED LOVED LOVED THIS BOOK * L.V. HAY *
Eerie and breathtaking, terrific and terrifying in the best possible way * TEA OBREHT *
Loved it . . . Haunting and compelling * TOM WOOD *
Original and exciting, with a thrilling ending. If you liked Room, you'll love it * MARK EDWARDS *
The prose is sinuous and lush; the storytelling is relentless... Home is set to make the season's other thrillers look undernourished. * IRISH TIMES *
Sensationally good psychological suspense - I loved this book * LEE CHILD *
In this riveting story...there are shades of Emma Donoghue's Room, (though) Dionne explores more thoroughly the relationship between captor and captive, the heavy anchoring of a familial bond and the exploitation of childhood innocence * EVENING STANDARD *

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“Nail-biter”

Oh my, if you are looking for a completely original, eerie and terrifying read then this is the book for you! Such a wonderful book that once you start reading it you will not want to put it down so make sure you have... More

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“Do you know your parents story?”

Well this book came recommended...
So decided to give it a try after all I do love a good crime thriller.
Brilliant plot, child growing up in isolation, doesn't really know the story of her parents...
This book... More

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“Totally compelling ”

Compulsive reading, I really enjoyed the writer's style and got completely caught up in the story. A really great concept that has been told extremely well. The characters were really well defined and the... More

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