The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne (3 out of 5)

I won this galley from Shelf Awareness. The book comes out next Tuesday, June 13, courtesy of G.P. Putnam, an imprint of Penguin Random House. It was coming on the heels of that incredible psychological mystery I just finished. I tore through Dionne’s book in a few hours last night when insomnia reared its head again. This is a quick read and keeps the reader engaged throughout. Definitely in the psychological suspense genre. Not a knockout read, but a perfectly engaging one. 

Helena has come a long way, from the scandal that shook and shaped her childhood years. She has a loving family, a stable homestead, and a job that she loves. Then, as life often does, she gets dealt a blow from which she has got to recover- and save those who may be in the danger she was once in. Her violent father kills two prison guards and escapes into the marshlands of the UP. No one harbors much hope of finding him, because these marshlands sound like the Midwest eqiuvalent of the Everglades. Except for Helena…who is, after all, her father’s daughter, and she knows how to navigate and survive those marshlands. Can Helena manage to outmanuever her father and bring him to justice, and somehow not have the secrets of her own buried past come rushing to the surface? You’ll have to read to find out. Again, a good, quick read. It’s not high on the adrenaline scale, but the characters in the novel truly bring the novel to its heights. I would and do definitely recommend it for a quick read. 

~ by generationgbooks on June 6, 2017.

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