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The Marsh Kings Daughter


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The Marsh King's Daughter

Dionne Karen

ISBN 9780751567397

The suspense thriller of the year–The Marsh King's Daughter will captivate you from the start and chill you to the bone.

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.

The Author

karen-dionneKaren Dionne drew heavily on her experiences during the 1970s in Michigan's Upper Peninsula to write The Marsh King's Daughter, when she and her husband lived in a tent with their six-week-old daughter while they built a tiny cabin. Karen carried water from a stream, made wild apple jelly over a campfire (and defended it against marauding raccoons), sampled wild foods such as cattail heads and milkweed pods, and washed nappies in a bucket (which Karen says is every bit as nasty as it sounds). She enjoys nature photography and lives with her husband in Detroit's northern suburbs.






Reviews, News & Interviews:

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

A nail-biter, perfect for Room fans. Cosmopolitan

Subtle, brilliant and mature...superb... as good as a thriller can be. New York Times