When a young woman disappears, seemingly abducted, local vet Jenny is more concerned than most. Jenny has managed to distance herself from her traumatic past, changing her name and building a life for herself where nobody knows the truth. Olivia’s disappearance has changed all that, however, as it bears a resemblance to a case she is very familiar with: the murders committed by her father when she was younger. Someone knows what happened and is taunting her, but who?
The Serial Killer’s Daughter starts with a great hook and I was immediately drawn in to the story. Jenny is the ultimate unreliable narrator, and from the start of the book, we are left wondering if she knows more about the disappearance or whether she is, indeed, being set up by someone from her past. Once we find out about the blackouts she is having, this muddies the water further – has she done something during a blackout that she, herself, is even unaware of?
Despite the uncertainty surrounding her involvement, I had great sympathy for Jenny and what she had gone through as a child. As the book progresses, we get to find out more about her father’s crimes and how this has affected her whole life. Is murder in her blood? You’ll have to read the book to find out!
With thanks to Avon Books UK and Net Galley for my ARC.