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Blog Tour: The Serial Killer’s Girl – L.H. Stacey

Does a killer’s blood run in the family?
Lexi Jakes thought she could run from her past.
But when her biological mother is found dead, strangled with a red silk scarf and holding a chess piece, Lexi knows that her worst nightmare has come true. Because the murder has all the hallmarks of her own serial killer father, renown strangler Peter Graves.
Now with her own precious daughter’s life in danger, Lexi will do anything to keep her child safe…she is her father’s daughter after all.
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Lynda Stacey is the bestselling psychological suspense author of over five novels. Alongside her writing she is a fulltime sales director for an office furniture company and has been a nurse, an emergency first response instructor and a PADI Staff Instructor. She lives near Doncaster with her husband.

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My thoughts: I can’t imagine how awful it must be growing up knowing your dad was a murderer. I actually went to school with a girl whose dad was in prison for that, they’d changed their names and moved away to avoid scrutiny but aged 7 she sometimes forgot she wasn’t supposed to tell her friends where her dad was and why.

Lexi’s father was a killer but her mother abandoned her too, and she grew up with loving foster parents on Lindisfarne Island, off the Northumberland coast. But when her birth mother is murdered by a copycat killer, she’s terrified, and justly so. Running back to Lindisfarne with her daughter, to supposed safety, puts them both in danger as the copycat is out for revenge.

Shocking, gripping, heart in mouth stuff. When Agatha the kitten went missing I though I might have to abandon the book, for all the crime fiction I read and watch on TV, I can’t handle harm to animals or small children. Thankfully I didn’t need to, but it certainly ups the horror factor – and tension. Will Lexi and Isla be OK on an island where you can’t leave when the tide comes in? Chilling stuff.

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions

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