I received this book for free for a Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Daughter by Lucy Dawson
Published by Bookouture on 24th January 2018
Genres: Psychological, Thriller
Source: for a Blog Tour
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You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. 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, 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.
Thank you to Bookouture for letting me take part in this tour.
Jess’ daughter dies in in the first part of this story. It’s absolutely heart breaking to read. The second part of this story is scary. Strange things are happening in Jess’ life and someone wants to take her back to when her daughter died. Jess is extremely strong and forgiving. I won’t say anymore than that as I don’t want to ruin the story but I sure as hell didn’t see it coming.
This book is full of emotions. The heart breaking loss of someone so young. The pit of the stomach fear when strange things start to happen. The blind anger and the sheer disbelief of it all when the truth comes out. All of it is so carefully crafted and put together that as the reader you feel like you have been on this emotional journey too.
Lucy’s writing is intense and captivating. I don’t think I have been so engrossed in a story and not notice what is happening outside of the book. The thing about this book is that it’s believable, all of it. It could actually happen to any one of us and it makes for a thrilling but scary read.
I really enjoyed the journey this book took me on and I’ll be looking out for more of Lucy’s books to see where she’s going to take me next.
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