Review: The Daughter by Lucy Dawson
Title: The Daughter
Author: Lucy Dawson
Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Suspense
No. of Pages: 291 Pages
Release Date: January 24th, 2018
My Review: 4 Stars
** I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, Thank you very much to Bookouture for the book**
You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. And now someone's determined to make you pay…
Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jess’s daughter Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day, and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire… but she’ll pay for it with a lifetime of guilt.
To distance herself from the mistakes of the past, Jess has moved away and started over with her family. But when terrifying things begin happening in her new home, seemingly connected to what happened to Beth, Jess knows that her past has finally caught up with her. Somebody feels Jess hasn’t paid enough, and is determined to make her suffer for the secrets she’s kept all these years.
Full of suspense. It is an edge of the seat read for me. Jess is a Mother who has lost her daughter to an accident. An accident that will or can open up her past to her present. The book is initially written in two parts; I loved that aspect of it.
I went into this knowing that there was someone who was harassing Jess years after her daughter's accident and death. And I wanted to know who was doing it and what was the connection to the daughter's death. I got the answer. I am very much so happy.
The book is very well rounded, though I am not much for drawn out suspense which at times felt like too much for me in this book. That being said the plot as a whole is not a new topic but I was reasonably surprised with the climax and the ending as well as happy. I do think the author tried and succeeded (In my case) to connect and emote the feelings out to me.
For me the first part gave me the information and the backstory while second part showed me the consequence.
A psychological thriller that will keep you asking yourself 'Who is doing it?'