Only Daughter: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a nail-biting twist Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07M94NRCF
- Publisher : Bookouture (March 13, 2019)
- Publication date : March 13, 2019
- Language : English
- File size : 1543 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 318 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #40,554 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But then we see Kat in a different light and this twist changes the whole tone of the story. As we read on, details about both Grace & Kat come to light, which give us a bigger picture of their lives and adds to the suspense and mystery.
It gets increasingly baffling and I found myself completely immersed in the book. I was hooked. The rest flew by quickly and the ending was true to the book. To summarize, It was very well written with a haunting quality. Disturbing at times I still found it interesting and would reccomend it with a warning it is not light reading.
Intense, deeply disturbing and impossible to set aside once the reading starts. This book took me on a roller coaster ride I couldn't stop.
Grace, a 17 year old daughter, is desperately trying to climb back to the land of the living but fails. The police determine it was suicide , but the mother, Kat, refuses to believe it and sets out to prove her daughter was murdered.
This story takes us into the mind of a woman under the worse stress imaginable. Kat goes over the line more times than I can count and continues without remorse to find the truth behind her daughter's death. To do that Kat has to go back to her own past in order to see her present in clearer terms.
This was so much more of a book than I thought possible. The profound sequence of events didn't just border on the fanatical; it passed it. This author takes mystery to a new level. Be prepared. Kindle edition.
I'm afraid to say too much for fear of spoilers but don't let the idea of Kat being labeled a sociopath put you off this book. This book is a real gem and it's highly recommended.
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There is one hugely unlikely occurrence which I can’t mention without spoiling the plot, but there were others: for instance, surely the police would have looked at the computer of someone under 18 who was thought to have committed suicide?
Kat, the narrator, is presumably English, but constantly uses American words which I had to look up: a few examples are “boilerplate” (used as an adjective), “waitstaff”, “sharpie”, “schmooze”, and “kibble”. What was the point of this? The grammar was also odd: I found the use of the word “passed” (not “passed away”, although that is bad enough) irritating, as in “His mother had passed”, meaning “died”. There was an “it’s” for “its”, and phrases such as “provided me a ticket” for “provided me with a ticket”. The book did not appear to have been edited.
This first-person narrative is about many things on many levels not least how environment can form a person. It touches themes such as bullying, brainwashing, poverty and lies...and much more.
It's emotional and psychologically intriguing - sad and disturbing, too.
I highly recommended this fantastic and suspenseful thriller.
There’s a very dark tone which runs right throughout this novel, right from the beginning when we see, Grace, a young girl about to commit suicide, right through to the heart-stopping conclusion when we finally find out the reasons why she did what she did.
Grace’s mother, Kat refuses to accept that her daughter killed herself and begins to search for answers by speaking to Grace’s friends and by trying to gain access to her social media channels. Her husband Charles and the police are not supportive of Kat’s quest to get to the truth, to them it is an open and shut case, but Kat is determined not to give up. But as Kat delves into her daughter’s world, she discovers that she knew very little about what she was really getting up to.
When we were first introduced to Kat I didn’t find her particularly likeable, to begin with, but as the story developed I became more and more engaged in her quest to avenge her daughter, and I became more and more interested in her as a character. Kat isn’t a person who has had it easy; she grew up on a council estate but has since married a wealthy man and lives with him in their seven-bedroom mansion. Kat is often labelled a gold digger by her social peers, and even her own mother disapproves of her for marrying Charles; this made me feel very sorry for her as she didn’t appear to have many people who she could turn to.
There were so many intriguing twists and turns that made me want to get to the bottom of who Grace really was and why she did what she did. What could have prompted a young girl to kill herself?
I was shocked by the final conclusions which Sarah Denzil brought together in a rapid and cleverly thought out way. It really wrapped everything up well, although some parts did put me in mind of a book I read a couple of years ago, I still found it really enjoyable and heartbreaking as well.
This is a really well written and an engrossing read that will have you desperate to find out what happens, not to be missed by psychological thriller fans.