Title: The Serial Killer’s Girl by L.H. Stacey
Date Published: 27th April 2022
Publisher: Boldwood Books
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Does a killer’s blood run in the family?
Lexi Jakes thought she could run from her past.
But when her biological mother is found dead, strangled with a red silk scarf and holding a chess piece, Lexi knows that her worst nightmare has come true. Because the murder has all the hallmarks of her own serial killer father, renown strangler Peter Graves.
Now with her own precious daughter’s life in danger, Lexi will do anything to keep her child safe…she is her father’s daughter after all.
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I want to thank Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me on this tour and Boldwood Books for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
I was intrigued by the synopsis, I love a good serial killer thriller, so I thought I’d give the book a go.
Lexi Jakes has been hiding the fact that she’s the daughter of a serial killer for so long it feels like it’s just going to be like that for the rest of her life. Unfortunately for her, someone kills her biological mother using her dad’s MO, forcing her to flee to keep her young daughter safe. But the killer won’t let things go and won’t stop until Lexi is dead.
I felt for Lexi. She was only six years old when her dad was arrested and her mum abandoned her. All of that is hard enough, but a killer is after her too hellbent on revenge and all she wants to do is keep her daughter safe. I’ll be honest, it took me a bit of time to warm up to her. There were a few times I found her a little whiny.
I loved the setting of Lindisfarne aka Holy island, which gets cut off from the mainland of Britain during high tide and there’s only one road off the island. It added atmosphere and excitement to the story.
We have Lexi’s perspective, but alongside, we have the killer’s thoughts and feelings. I always enjoy peering inside the mind of a killer, seeing their motivations for their twisted deeds and how they justify things to themselves.
I will say this was slower paced than I expected it to be, which is not a bad thing, but I was expecting a faster pace with a bit more tension.
The Serial Killer’s Girl is a slow burn, character driven thriller, perfect if you’re looking for a bit of escapism.
About The Author:
Lynda Stacey is the bestselling psychological suspense author of over five novels. Alongside her writing she is a full-time sales director for an office furniture company and has been a nurse, an emergency first response instructor and a PADI Staff Instructor. She lives near Doncaster with her husband.
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