The Marsh King's Daughter: A book to read in one sitting

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This was a book that editors all over the world were desperate to publish, sparking a seven-publisher UK auction and a seven-figure sale in the US.

A brilliant and powerful suspense novel that is truly unputdownable, The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne will captivate you from the start and chill you to the bone.

“I was born two years into my mother’s captivity. She was three weeks shy of seventeen. If I had known then what I do now, things would have been a lot different. I would have been a lot more understanding of my mother. I wouldn’t have adored my father.”

When the notorious child abductor known as the Marsh King escapes from a maximum security prison, Helena immediately suspects that she and her two young daughters are in danger.

No one, not even her husband, knows the truth about Helena’s past: they don’t know that she was born into captivity, that she had no contact with the outside world before the age of twelve – or that her father raised her to be a killer.

And they don’t know that the Marsh King can survive and hunt in the wilderness better than anyone… except, perhaps his own daughter.

Packed with gripping suspense and powerful storytelling, The Marsh King’s Daughter is a one-more-page, read-in-one-sitting thriller that you’ll remember for ever.

‘This gorgeously written eerie suspense novel gave me chills… I loved it”
Karin Slaughter.

“If you only read one thriller this year, make it The Marsh King’s Daughter. It’s sensational”
Clare Macintosh

“Sensationally good psychological suspense – I loved this book”
Lee Child

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne (published by Hachette Australia) is available now from Dymocks. Click here to learn more.

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