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The Wicked Sister

In this all-new psychological thriller, Karen Dionne again sets her drama in the sparsely populated, heavily wooded Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and again the natural world plays an important role, underlining themes and supporting the action. The main character, 26-year-old Rachel, even talks to animals….
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The Wicked Sister by Karen Dionne

The follow-up to Karen Dionne’s award-winning The Marsh King’s Daughter, this psychological thriller reprises some of the elements of her earlier hit, with an all-new story and cast of characters on the fast-track for trouble. Like the earlier book, it’s set in the sparsely populated but…
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MarinaSofia: Top five books of 2017

2017 was the first year in a long time that I didn’t get to travel very much physically, but I’ve more than made up for it via my reading. This is the freedom that reading crime fiction can give you, and I always enjoy novels…
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NTN: The five best debuts of 2017

Fresh blood is what keeps the crime fiction community sated, as they say, and while reading series by your favourite authors is guaranteed to satisfy, there’s nothing like drinking in the work of a brand new crime author. More often than not, it’s new writers who…
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The Marsh King's Daughter

In The Marsh King’s Daughter, Karen Dionne skilfully blends hard-core survivalism with tense family drama, all wrapped up in the appropriately swampy marshland of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Can you ever leave the past behind, if your father was a notorious child abductor who kept your…
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The Marsh King's Daughter

Written by Karen Dionne — This book has been described as ‘Room meets The Revenant’. That might grab some readers but for me the description, and the topic of child abduction, gave me pause. Who wants to be plunged into the claustrophobia of Room and…
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Marshes, monkeys, kings and assassins...

On the Radar — Can’t wait to tuck into Karen Dionne’s novel, The Marsh King’s Daughter. It’s said to be like Room in that the main character was born in captivity. Claustrophobic. And it’s said to be like The Revenant on account of it involving…
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