A Killer's Daughter - Jenna Kernan

A Killer's Daughter

By Jenna Kernan

  • Release Date: 2021-02-11
  • Genre: Police Procedural
Score: 4
From 33 Ratings


Wow!! This book!!! Where do I begin?... Completely and utterly impossible to put downliterally had me on the edge of my seat. I devoured this book in just one sitting… gripping, engaging and a superb read. A definite five stars.Little Miss Book Lover 87, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The girl’s long black hair clings to her face like seaweed. Her beautiful eyes are open, unseeing. And a thin line of flesh circling the base of her ring finger has been removed. It’s just like the others…

When Agent Nadine Finch gets the call about the broken body of a young woman found drifting in Sarasota Bay, Florida, she pretends it’s just another case: but deep down, she’s lying to herself. Even though she changed her name, Nadine has always known her family’s dark past would catch up with her eventually.

Examining the wound around the victim’s finger, a cruel imitation of a wedding ring, she knows for sure: someone has started killing young women in exactly the same way Nadine’s serial-killer mother did 20 years ago

There’s only one place she’ll find answers. And until she does, every woman in this close-knit community is in danger. At the prison, Nadine flinches as she hears her mother’s soft voice—such a contrast to those cold, cruel eyes—for the first time in decades. 

‘Hi baby. I’ve been expecting you…’

An unputdownable thriller that will have you racing through the pages until the final, jaw-dropping twist. Perfect for fans of Rachel Caine, Lisa Gardner and Mary Burton.

Read what everyone’s saying about A Killer’s Daughter:

Blew my socks off!!... had me hooked from the get go, I devoured it in one sitting… had me hanging on for dear lifeblew my mind at the final twist! The perfect book.’ @becsbookshelf_, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book should come with a warning label: Beware, once you start reading, you will not be able to put it down… and stay up way past your bedtime!... an incredible novel… a must-read!!’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

OMG!… so good I just had to keep on readingkept me up past my bedtime but it was worth every minute... I was so engrossed that when my dog suddenly started to bark, I almost hit the roof.’ B for Book Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Heart-pounding… you just have to read in one go… the shocks come thick and fast, the twisted revelations never stop… brilliant… a must-read!Bookish Jottings

What on earth did I just read?!... a fabulous, twisted, shocking tale that kept me turning the pages late into the evening.’ StoriesAndStacks

‘The suspense gets higher and higher… kept me on the edge of my (very hard) kitchen chair till very, very late… It goes straight to my best of 2021 shelf.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I read it in 3 days!! I couldn’t take my hands off!!! Sooo great… 100% recommended.’ Jenreadbooks

Exciting from beginning to end… more twists and turns than a country road, what a ride… I stayed up way too late to finish it.’ Shirley Mcallister1


  • This one is a page turner!

    By dull as dirt ap
    The characterization is strong, the plot twists and turns, and the mystery grows!
  • Just Great!

    By GlamGurl619
    From concept to fully rounded characters, this was a great read! Congratulations, Jenna! I will definitely be picking up where Nadine and Demko left off when they’re ready! I can’t wait to see what they get into next. Thank you for a wonderful book.
  • Great read!

    By whymustweuseanickname
    Smooth dialog that kept the storyline going, page turner.
  • Family secrets don’t stay buried...

    By KLLev
    Nadine Finch has spent most of her life trying to run from her family’s legacy: murder. Now a criminal psychologist for the Sarasota police department, Nadine works closely with all types of criminals everyday. So when two bodies are found floating off Sarasota’s coast, Nadine is asked to help profile the murderer. The only problem is that the killer’s MO is almost identical to a murderer that she knows all too well... her mother. At the age of fourteen, Nadine was the star witness in the case that put her mother behind bars for murder. Not only did she testify against her mother, essentially sealing her fate on death row, but she was also the person who turned her mother over to authorizes in the first place. Now, nearly 15 years later, Nadine must visit her mother in prison to revisit her mother’s murderous past and get the missing details she needs to help her catch the new copycat killer. The twists and turns in this book are wild! Just when you think you have it all figured out, boom, the rug gets pulled out from under you. As a thriller/crime fiction junkie, the title of this book alone was enough to catch my eye. But once I got into the heart of this book, I couldn’t put it down. I mean, a chance to read about the child of a serial killer and how she tries to move on from and hide her past? Sign me up! The prologue gripped me instantly. I loved how the author inserted small snippets from the murderer’s viewpoint. At times I did feel that the writing was a bit choppy, but as the book goes on I could tell the author found her groove. As you read, you are able to get glimpses into Nadine’s childhood and events leading up to her mother’s trial. Nadine clearly has emotional scarring from her childhood, and I enjoyed being able to watch (read about?) her growth as she learns to allow people into her life. I’m glad this is the first in a series, and I’m looking forward to Nadine’s next adventure! Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture, and Jenna Kernan for the free digital ARC in exchange for my honest review.