Almost our entire staff has been wowed by the newest book by Michigan author Karen Dionne ─ The Marsh King’s Daughter ─ one of the most anticipated titles of the summer season! Praised by Lee Child and Karin Slaughter, and sure to thrill fans of The Girl on the Train and The Widow, The Marsh King’s Daughter is mesmerizing psychological suspense, the story of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father. We predict this book is going to be massive, so be one of the first to read it!
Praise for The Marsh King’s Daughter:
“Exceptional....Helena’s conflicting emotions about her father and her own identity elevate this powerful story.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Sensationally good psychological suspense—I loved this book.”—Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series
“If you only read one thriller this year, make it The Marsh King's Daughter. It's sensational.”—Clare Mackintosh, New York Times bestselling author of I Let You Go
“The Marsh King’s Daughter is a masterpiece of crisp prose and fine storytelling. Sinister and complex, this book’s twists and turns lead to a final confrontation so intense it will leave your heart pounding. The Marsh King’s Daughter is bound to become a classic. Read it.”—Sara Gruen, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Water for Elephants and At the Water's Edge
“I was drawn into Karen Dionne’s The Marsh King's Daughter from its first captivating sentences. Troubling, sinuous and powerfully told, you won’t be able to stop turning the pages.”—Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me
“This gorgeously written eerie suspense novel gave me chills as it raced toward an unexpected climax. I loved it!”—Karin Slaughter, author of Pretty Girls
“Expertly written, gripping, compulsively readable—The Marsh King's Daughter is a stunner of a tale that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. Karen Dionne has created a world, a mood and a heroine that you won't forget anytime soon.”—Melanie Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Swans of Fifth Avenue
“Eerie and breathtaking, terrific and terrifying in the best possible way. Karen Dionne holds you under her spell from the first word to the last—and then some.”—Tea Obreht, New York Times bestselling author of The Tiger’s Wife
About the Book:
At last, Helena Pelletier has the life she deserves. A loving husband, two beautiful daughters, a business that fills her days. Then she catches an emergency news announcement and realizes she was a fool to think she could ever leave her worst days behind her.
Helena has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. No electricity, no heat, no running water, not a single human beyond the three of them. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature—fishing, tracking, hunting. And despite her father’s odd temperament and sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too . . . until she learned precisely how savage a person he could be.
More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marshland he knows better than anyone else in the world. The police commence a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King—because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.
About the Author:
Karen Dionne is the cofounder of the online writers community Backspace, the organizer of the Salt Cay Writers Retreat, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, where she served on the board of directors. She has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar, and lives with her husband in Detroit's northern suburbs.