The Marsh King's Daughter: A one-more-page, read-in-one-sitting thriller that you'll remember for ever (Paperback)Karen Dionne (author)
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***PERFECT FOR FANS OF WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING AND SOON TO BE MAJOR FILM STARRING DAISY RIDLEY***
You'd recognise my mother's name if I told it to you. You'd wonder, briefly, where is she now? And didn't she have a daughter while she was missing?
And whatever happened to the little girl?
Helena's home is like anyone else's, with a husband, two daughters and a job she enjoys. But no one knows the truth about her dark and twisted childhood.
Born into captivity and brought up in an isolated cabin until she was twelve, Helena was raised by her terrified, broken mother and the man who held them both prisoner - Helena's own father.
Now with news that he has escaped from prison, Helena instinctively knows that her father is coming for her and if she wants to keep her family safe, she must find him - before he finds her. Even if that means returning to the darkest parts of her past, the scariest place imaginable, home.
An unforgettable, read-in-one-sitting thriller packed with gripping suspense.
'If you only read one thriller this year, make it this' CLARE MACKINTOSH
'Emotionally and intellectually thrilling, tremendously exciting' SUNDAY EXPRESS
'Unlike anything else I've read. Haunting and unputdownable' LAURA MARSHALL, number one bestselling author of Friend Request
'Sensationally good, I loved this book' LEE CHILD
'Gorgeously written eerie suspense' KARIN SLAUGHTER
'SO GOOD' LAURA MARSHALL
'You won't be able to stop turning the pages' MEGAN ABBOTT
'A wonderful book... Mesmerising' ALEX MARWOOD
'A nail-biter' COSMOPOLITAN
'A knockout' SARAH HILARY
'I was absolutely gripped' GILLY MACMILLAN
'Eerie and breathtaking, terrific and terrifying' TEA OBREHT
'Original and exciting, with a thrilling ending' MARK EDWARDS
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 260 g
Dimensions: 196 x 124 x 30 mm
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 *
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