#BlogTour #Review ~ The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh @bookouture

I am honoured to be a part of this blog tour .. a thrilling book. I would like to thank Lesley’s family and friends for the opportunity to read it and I send my condolences. 

Suzanne Tyler barely knew her father. But when she’s given a series of secret diaries and eight mysterious photographs of women from his possessions, she knows she won’t be able to rest until she knows the truth about him. 

To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.

But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death… So why did he have a picture of her?

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his diaries? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?

Chilling and utterly page-turning, The Serial Killer’s Daughter is a compelling thriller, perfect for fans of C.L. Taylor, Rachel Abbott, and Tom Bale.

UK  Amazon UK
US  Amazon US

About the Author

Lesley Welsh sadly passed away in April this year.  Lesley was born in Strawberry Field children’s home and raised on a notorious council estate in Liverpool. Later she moved to London where she studied English and Drama and worked as a freelance writer specialising in alternative lifestyles. Her articles appeared in CosmopolitanMarie ClaireRedBiteTime Out and many others before she established Moondance Media, a magazine publishing company. Her dark and compelling short story Mrs Webster’s Obsession was turned into a film.  Lesley moved to Spain and sadly passed away in April.

My Review
From the first time I saw this cover I had chills up my spine. What is revealed inside continued to do just that!

There are some human beings in this world who have absolutely no redeeming features and Don is such a creature. The twisted way his mind and actions dominate this story makes it an addictive read.

Right at the outset it becomes clear that this is going to be a gruesome tale .. the title kinda gives it away. I can’t imagine how Suzanne felt when she finally realises what her estranged father was. After meeting Rose who had lived with Don she gives Suzanne a collection of photos and his secret diaries.

Then begins the unfurling of the crimes, all the photos are of women, one of which is Sophie .. Suzanne’s friend who had mysteriously perished in a fire. Why did her father have that picture?

This requires a fairly strong stomach due to the graphic scenes depicted and the language is course and to the point but entirely fitting for the content of the story.

If you want a roller coaster ride with the tension building then this is a fine example. I’m not sure I actually liked any of the characters .. I felt sorry for a few of them after being mixed up with Don but my hatred of him and his cruel twisted mind overruled all other emotions!

A well written, page turner that I’m glad I had a chance to read. My thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley. I read and reviewed The Serial Killer’s Daughter voluntarily. 

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