Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 9 hours and 55 minutes
First Published: 2017
Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too…until she learned precisely how savage he could be.
More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marsh. The police begin a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King—because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.
Quotes from The Marsh King’s Daughter
Memories aren’t always about facts. Sometimes they’re about feelings.
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.
Memories can be tricky, especially those from childhood.
About Karen Dionne
Karen Dionne is the author of two novels: The Marsh King’s Daughter and The Wicked Sister. She is the co-founder of the online writers community Backspace. She currently lives near Detroit, Michigan. Visit the author’s website →