I am super excited to share my 5 star review for The Daughter by Lucy Dawson on Blog Tour today which is out now
You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. Now someone's determined to make you pay… Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jess’s daughter Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day, and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire… but she’ll pay for it with a lifetime of guilt.
To distance herself from the mistakes of the past, Jess has moved away and started over with her family. But when terrifying things begin happening in her new home, Jess knows that her past has finally caught up with her. Somebody feels Jess hasn’t paid enough, and is determined to make her suffer for the secrets she’s kept all these years.
From the moment I clapped eyes on the cover I knew I had to read this book....what a cover. This is the first book that I have read by Lucy Dawson and now I am left wondering why on earth haven't I read any of her books before The Daughter is simply brilliant,Absolutely mind blowing and gripping stuff I flipping loved it.
Those of you that follow my reviews will know that I am a massive fan of psychological thrillers and this book is certainly that. I was hooked from start to finish with a brilliant prologue. Without giving to much away the story is told in two parts where we meet Jess and follow the shocking events leading up to her leaving her life behind and starting a new one.The author then transports us to 17 years later where we catch up with Jess and her family. Terrifying things begin to happen and Jess knows that her past and caught up with her.
Jess is a character that you cannot help but like she has made mistakes in the past but haven't we all. You cannot help but feel sorry for her because she hasn't had the easiest life. Being a parent myself I can only imagine the pain and hurt she goes through. You will understand what I mean when you read this for yourself. And you really need to read this one!
I cannot begin to tell you how much I loved it. Taking me on a roller coaster ride of emotions. This book will have you on the edge of your seat and will it will make the hairs on your neck stand up that's for sure. I devoured this in one day, seriously I couldn't put it down with each page leaves you wanting more. The tension build up is unreal.
This is one very well crafted story with a brilliant character build up and the dropping plenty of OMG moments in all the way through the story. Not only did this story have me guessing until the end. Oh and that ending.... wowsers I didn't see that coming! The author's writing skills are so powerful that it also brought tears to my eyes. It certainly takes a lot for a story to do that to me but Lucy Dawson knows how to do it which her emotion descriptions.
This is a must read for fans of Louise Jensen which I cannot recommend enough giving it all the stars.
Bestselling author Lucy Dawson has had six books published, and her work has been translated into numerous languages. Lucy read Psychology at Warwick University before working as a magazine editor. She now writes full time and lives in Devon with her husband and children.