The Murderer's Daughter

The Murderer's Daughter

Book - 2015
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A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches--perhaps because she bears her own invisible scars: Only five years old when she witnessed her parents' death in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But even as an adult with an accomplished professional life, Grace still has a dark, secret side. When her two worlds shockingly converge, Grace's harrowing past returns with a vengeance.
Publisher: [New York] : Ballantine Books, [2015]
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9780345545312
0345545311
Branch Call Number: MYS KELLE-J
Characteristics: 364 pages ; 25 cm

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peggy_15
Dec 30, 2016

I made it to the end of disk 2. Boring!!!!!!! Long winded, reader not very exciting. Story, plot, boring, dragged out. And so far as I've gotten, I think borrowed from a lisa gardner book I just finished. I'm going to try reading the e-book, maybe without the boring reader it'll be better but I doubt it.

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toby65
Jul 07, 2016

Slow to get going and even then, writing is very uneven.
With this one and "Golem" I'm beginning to wonder what the heck happened to Kellerman's
talent.

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frequentusercom
Nov 02, 2015

Having recently discovered Jonathan Kellerman, I looked forward to reading this novel. However, as I've found with another mystery writer, A.D. Garrett (Margaret Murphy), et al (Believe No One, 2014), the gore and over-the-top depraved depictions make their novels impossible for me to enjoy reading. Both (or all three, because Believe No One was co-written with Professor Dave Barkley)authors will go on my "do not read" list.

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CLAUDIA EISENREICH
Oct 15, 2015

Too long and boring. Protagonist even more unlikeable than that of "Girl on the Train". I was most disappointed and only hope that Kellerman returns to Delaware series ASAP.

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jazpur
Sep 22, 2015

Riveting.

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omgidk86
Sep 10, 2015

Loved this book. After reading Golem of Hollywood, which he co-wrote with his son, I was concerned that maybe Kellerman was going in a new direction and one that I did not like. However, this was a great introduction to what I hope is a new recurring character. I particularly like characters that are flawed and very human and the main character certainly filled that criteria.

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nannerl
Sep 02, 2015

I haven't been all that impressed with Kellerman's novels for the past few years, but he's really redeemed himself with this one. Very hard to put down this page-turner, I even cancelled a date so that I could finish it.

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