I always enjoy reading a good murder story – and this novel fit the requirements. What I enjoyed most in The Murderer’s Daughter by Jonathan Kellerman, was the unusual heroine – Dr Grace Blades. She is a brilliant and dedicated psychologist who helps troubled souls and tormented psyches. She had a troubled past herself as watched the death of both her parents and went through the foster system. My teaser makes reference to this unusual character and hints a little at what makes her unique.
‘Dr Grace Blades cradled the woman in her arms. Many therapists shied away from physical contact. Grace shied away from nothing. The Haunted needed more than kind words, soft looks, and uh-huhs. They deserved more than the pathetic lie known as empathy. Grace had no respect for the concept of empathy. She’d lived in the red room.” (p.10, Ballantine Books, 2015)
The story centres around an incident that brings Grace’s past into the present. The reader learns how she deals with the result of the incident and how she resolved it. This novel was definitely a page turner for me and I enjoyed the story the author had created.
What are you reading this week? Feel free to share a few sentences from the book in the comments.
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2016
(This post is linked to Miz B’s Teaser Tuesdays at Books and a Beat)