I am very honoured to be taking part in Lesley Welsh’s blog tour for The Serial Killer’s Daughter.
Many thanks to Kim Nash for the opportunity to join in.
Wow! This Don Tyler is a piece of work! To say he’s disturbed would be the understatement of understatements.
I’m not quite sure what I was expecting when I started The Serial Killer’s Daughter. Obviously I wasn’t expecting a lovey dovey romance, given the title, but I was not prepared for the truly awful crimes committed by this evil psychopath. This story isn’t for the faint-hearted or for anyone who is easily offended by vulgar language, but it is an interesting insight into the mind of a serial killer who kills for no other reason than just because they can and because they continually manage to avoid capture. I know this is fiction, but we all know there are people like this roaming our earth.
Don comes across to me as being an average looking bloke, but one who is successful with the ladies because he has the gift of the gab and is able to switch on the charm when it suits. He has no regard for human life, just his own selfish and sadistic desires and the need to do whatever it takes to get him what, who and where he wants. He has serious Mummy issues and he doesn’t even love his own children.
When his daughter, Suzanne, is contacted by Rose (Don’s current partner), as Don has passed away and she has some personal belongings to pass on, she has no idea of the situation she is walking into or the danger she will face thanks to her own father.
There are lots of characters, all with their own integral part to the story. Don is a scarily intelligent, manipulative character. There are twists and turns galore which kept me gripped from start to finish. The story flows perfectly with numerous shocking truths uncovered along the way. Brilliantly written with excellent characterisation. I highly recommend.
Publisher: Bookouture (14th June 2017)
Suzanne Tyler barely knew her father. But when she’s given a series of secret diaries and eight mysterious photographs of women from his possessions, she knows she won’t be able to rest until she knows the truth about him.
To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire.
But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death… So why did he have a picture of her?
Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his diaries? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move?
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About the author…..
Lesley Welsh sadly passed away in April this year.
Lesley was born in Strawberry Field children’s home and raised on a notorious council estate in Liverpool. Later she moved to London where she studied English and Drama and worked as a freelance writer specialising in alternative lifestyles. Her articles appeared in Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Red, Bite, Time Out and many others before she established Moondance Media, a magazine publishing company. Her dark and compelling short story Mrs Webster’s Obsession was turned into a film. Lesley moved to Spain and sadly passed away in April.