Author: Kate McLaughlin
Style: Young Adult
TW: Mentions of rape and rape of corpses but none of this is in detail.
At first glance, Daughter seems like a thriller. Especially because the synopsis includes the words serial killer. The cover has a face behind broken glass and the first chapter includes a guy finding a dead body. It is not a thriller nor is it a mystery. Publisher has it listed as young adult on their website.
This story is about a Scarlett who finds out that her father (who she has not seen since she was a baby) is a famous serial killer named Jeffery Lake. Lake is dying of cancer and agrees to give more names of those he killed if he's allowed to see his daughter again.
While I was expecting more of a mystery/thriller, I still very much enjoyed this story. It's almost a coming of age story about a girl trying to process and move forward after finding out that her dad murdered a lot of young girls. I loved the growth that Scarlett had through out this story. She's one tough character. I also loved Lake's character. He was absolutely terrifying. Overall a great read.
Thank you Wednesday books for the arc of this book in exchange for my review. This book publishes on March 8th.