A Killer’s Daughter by Jenna Kernan

Published: February 11, 2021


I received a copy of the book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

Jenna Kernan is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of thirty-five novels, including gripping psychological thrillers, romantic suspense, paranormal shifter romance, and Western historical romance. A critically acclaimed and award-winning author, Jenna Kernan’s novels have reached Amazon’s Top 100, been twice-nominated for the RITA award, won the Book Buyer’s Best award, nominated for the Silver Falchion Award, and been selected for a Top-Pick by RT Book Review. Readers describe her stories as heart-stopping, imaginative, thrilling, gritty, action-packed, fast-paced, and flat-out good. She lives on Florida’s west coast with her family.

“Had the clock just started ticking again?”

Nadine lives her life on the outside. She doesn’t allow anyone to get too close because she has a secret. A secret so terrifying, so dark, and so isolating that no one can ever find out. Yet, Nadine has chosen a career that puts her close to the secret she is so desperate to keep. When her last suddenly becomes her present, everything is at risk. Most of all, Nadine is in danger, but she isn’t sure which side of the line to fight.

This was a pretty solid read. I liked the characters, the plot was quick, and the twists were well done. The writing was done in a way to mislead the reader, so anytime I thought I knew who the killer was, I was wrong.

For an introduction to a series, I found this book well laid out. I really enjoyed Nadine, the main character. She is intelligent, complicated, and has a huge heart. Despite the things in her past that she wants to stay in her past, she has the determination to change her future.

Demko was a significant male lead. Charismatic and brave, he won me over with his dog. He is everything you want in a leading man. The supporting characters were all well developed and played their parts well throughout this novel.

The level of cat and mouse this plot achieved was intense. It was practically impossible to guess what would happen next, which I love in a thriller. The way the plot unfolded was exciting, and the book was difficult to put down. I will definitely be looking for a book two- I have to know what Nadine decides!

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