January 24, 2022

Daughter Review

Daughter Review

Title: Daughter
Author: Kate McLaughlin
Style: Young Adult
Rating: 4/5

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.