The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne
Helena grew up in an isolated cabin in the marshes of the upper Michigan Peninsula. It wasn’t until she was a teenager that she understood the horrible truth of her unconventional childhood – her father was a kidnapper and her mother his victim and prisoner. Through this gripping, suspenseful and at times heartbreaking thriller, the plot flashes between her dysfunctional childhood to the present day where Helena is living a more or less normal life in rural Michigan – until she discovers her father has killed two guards and has escaped from prison.
Helena must now face up to her past and hunt to find her father. This is an engaging thriller and wilderness story all rolled into one. If you are looking for a fast paced stay-up-until-one-in-the-morning read, this is the perfect book for you.
Review by Jenny & Nic @ Great Escape Books