Review of The Daughter

Oh my god, you guys! I’m so excited! I finally got a day off from my two day jobs, so I can finally focus on my writing and get some creative word done. 🙂 I’ve got my coffee going. I’ve got my drafts all set up for either writing or editing. And I have my background noise shows playing on the TV. It about 9:30 in the morning where I am, so I’m planning on pretending that writing is my 9 to 5 job. 🙂

Is it nerdy that that is my idea of fun? arranging my day of social distancing like I’m a full-time author? Probably. But it’s still fun. I need to work on my writing output and routine anyway.

So! To kick off my day of writing, I’m working on this blog post. Just easing myself into the work before I get to the gritty, time consuming task of handwriting out a first daft. 🙂 It’s actually really fun! It just takes way longer than typing. 🙂

Today’s post is obviously a review. 🙂 Of…

The Daughter by Lucy Dawson

This book, ya’ll! It was great. So, so great. I loved it so much. 🙂 My rating is…

4 Very Happy Stars

Would you like to see the blurb of the book? 🙂

Here you go!

You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. And 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, seemingly connected to what happened to Beth, 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.

Sounds fascinating, doesn’t it? ❤ It really is! I finished it in just a few days listening to it on audible. You all know just how much I freaking LOVE audible, right? I can read a book while driving, or exercising, or working. It’s the best. ❤

Anyway! Review time! I posted my review to Goodreads too, and I should probably go out it over on audible in a minute. Here’s my review! ❤

Omg. This was SUCH a great book, and I loved it so much. The story was great in itself, but the emotions of the characters was where it gets really awesome. The first part of the book was especially hard to read/listen to. Not because it was bad. “The Daughter” was a wonderful book. It was just because parts of it were just so freaking SAD!

I do a lot of my listening/reading at work since I have a day job that allows me to listen to books or music. (Yay for stocking jobs!) And I was trying so, so hard not to cry while I was working. I mean that funeral scene where Ben was speaking? Yeah, I just about lost it.

Which would not have been good. I would not have liked to explain to my co-workers why I was crying while stocking freaking rice and flour and stuff. Glad I didn’t cry!

anyway! I loved this! I loved the characters, and the narrator did an excellent job. 🙂

The mystery of who was doing stuff was great too, and I was guessing and wondering right up until the very end. 🙂 I didn’t expect that ending, but I rarely do. I’m not great at guessing the plot twists or baddies in mysteries. Which is why they are so much fun for me to listen to. My audible app is absolutely FULL of mysteries and thrillers.

And I highly recommend this one. I think I have another couple of Lucy’s books and I’m very excited to give them a try soon!

You know, I’m actually surprised by how long that review was! A lot of my reviews end up being just a line or two, because I do so much of my reading right before bed, and I’m super tired by the time I finish something that I can only must up the energy to go: “I liked it!”

Is that sad?

I don’t know. But I do know you should totally pick up a copy of The Daughter. 🙂 You can follow the link and get a copy in kindle, audible, or paperback. I love paperbacks, but I highly recommend the audiobook. The narrator did such a great job!

Happy Reading everyone! I’ll be back again soon. Hopefully tomorrow. (Fingers crossed!) I want to give an update on how my 9 to 5 experiment went. Or it might be long! Depends on how I’m feeling, but right now I’m feeling very productive!

Love, Lennie! ❤

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