Monday, July 13, 2015

Book Review: The Murderer's Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman

Book Description

     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.
 
     Both Grace and her newest patient are stunned when they recognize each other from a recent encounter. Haunted by his bleak past, mild-mannered Andrew Toner is desperate for Grace's renowned therapeutic expertise and more than willing to ignore their connection. And while Grace is tempted to explore his case, which seems to eerily echo her grim early years, she refuses—a decision she regrets when a homicide detective appears on her doorstep.
 
     An evil she thought she'd outrun has reared its head again, but Grace fears that a police inquiry will expose her double life. Launching her own personal investigation leads her to a murderously manipulative foe, one whose warped craving for power forces Grace back into the chaos and madness she'd long ago fled.

AVAILABLE: August 18, 2015

**I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

     I had a hard time with this book.  I enjoyed the "flashbacks" of Grace growing up than I did of the present time in this book.  I could not connect with Grace as an adult on any level.  She was just so cold and unfeeling to me it was a huge turn off.  I had nothing to root for.  As for her "double life", it was no big surprise or shocker that she would have sex with strange men.  There seemed to be little actual dialog in this book, with most of it being Grace's thoughts or actions, over and over again.  Got somewhat tedious...

     Also, the "mystery" behind her new client, wasn't that mysterious to me...  

Rating: 2 out of 5