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The Marsh King's Daughter

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Barry Awards Best Novel
Macavity Awards Best Novel (nominee)
You've met Kya, the 'marsh girl' now meet Helena, 'the marsh king's daughter...'

'What to read after Where the Crawdads Sing' AMAZON

'Emotionally and intellectually thrilling, tremendously exciting' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'I loved this book' LEE CHILD

'Gorgeously written eerie suspense' KARIN SLAUGHTER

You'd recognise my mother's name if I told it to you. You'd wonder, briefly, where is she now? And didn't she have a daughter while she was missing?

And whatever happened to the little girl?

Helena's home is now like anyone else's, with a husband and two daughters and a job she enjoys. But no one knows the truth about her childhood.

Brought up in a cabin in the wilderness until she was twelve, Helena's father kept her and her mother isolated and unable to leave their marshland home, until the fateful day Helena escaped and her father faced justice.

Now years later and with news that he has escaped from prison, Helena instinctively knows that her father is coming for her and if she is to keep her family safe, she must once again return to the marsh, to confront him in the wilderness and become the Marsh King's daughter once again.

An unforgettable and emotional read-in-one-sitting story packed with gripping suspense.

'Kya, the main character in
Crawdads, is known as the "Marsh Girl." The Marsh King's Daughter shares the marsh moniker, along with the mystery and thriller elements of Crawdads... if you're looking for another strong female character and a book where the characters are of their environment, this book might do the trick' AMAZON

'Unlike anything else I've read. Haunting and unputdownable'

'If you only read one thriller this year, make it this' CLARE MACKINTOSH

'You won't be able to stop turning the pages' MEGAN ABBOTT

A wonderful book... Mesmerising' ALEX MARWOOD

'A nail-biter' COSMOPOLITAN

'A knockout' SARAH HILARY

'I was absolutely gripped' GILLY MACMILLAN

Eerie and breathtaking, terrific and terrifying' TÉA OBREHT

'Original and exciting, with a thrilling ending' MARK EDWARDS

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"I was drawn into Karen Dionne's The Marsh King's Daughter from its first captivating sentences. Troubling, sinuous and powerfully told, you won't be able to stop turning the pages," - Megan Abbott

"Sensationally good psychological suspense - I loved this book." - Lee Child

"Original and exciting, with a thrilling ending. If you liked Room, you'll love it." - Mark Edwards

"The Marsh King's Daughter is bound to become a classic. Read it." - Sara Gruen

"Totally compelling and different from anything I can remember reading before." - Peter Lovesey

"If you only read one thriller this year, make it The Marsh King's Daughter. It's sensational." - Clare Mackintosh

"I was absolutely gripped. What a fresh novel, and so expertly plotted and wonderfully well written. I loved the narrative voice, and thought the balance of beautifully drawn and compelling character study and heart-pounding action was absolutely superb. A real tour-de-force." - Gilly MacMillan

"Unlike anything else I've read. Haunting and unputdownable." - Laura Marshall

"Oh, such a wonderful book... I am completely blown away. Just mesmerising." - Alex Marwood

"I don't use the word 'brilliant' often, but no other adjective feels adequate to describe this amazing novel... It's an understatement to say The Marsh King's Daughter is an exceptional achievement." - David Morrell

"Eerie and breathtaking, terrific and terrifying in the best possible way." - Téa Obreht

"This gorgeously written eerie suspense novel gave me chills... I loved it." - Karin Slaughter

"Loved The Marsh King's Daughter. Haunting and compelling." - Tom Wood

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