The Daughter by Sara Blaedel

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Let’s talk about The Daughter by Sara Blaedel. Already widowed by the age of forty, a school portrait photographer learns that her father–who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago–has died and left her a funeral home in his will.

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The Daughter
Author: Sara Blaedel
Genre: Mystery, Fiction
Pages: 736
Released: 2019

Book Summary:

Already widowed by the age of forty, Ilka Nichols Jensen, a school portrait photographer, leads a modest, regimented, and uneventful life in Copenhagen. Until unexpected news rocks her quiet existence: Her father–who walked out suddenly and inexplicably on the family more than three decades ago–has died. And he’s left her something in his will: his funeral home. In Racine, Wisconsin.

Clinging to this last shred of communication from the father she hasn’t heard from since childhood, Ilka makes an uncharacteristically rash decision and jumps on a plane to Wisconsin. Desperate for a connection to the parent she never really knew, she plans to visit the funeral home and go through her father’s things–hoping for some insight into his new life in America–before preparing the business for a quick sale.

But when she stumbles on an unsolved murder and a killer who seems still alive, the undertaker’s daughter realizes she might be in over her head.

Heather’s Review:

I love mystery and true crime stories, so during a trip to our local library, while I waited for my kids to choose their books, I found myself in that aisle. I found an author named Sara Blaedel. Turns out she has written several books. After reading the first in The Family Secrets series, I was hooked. I quickly returned to the library to pick up her second book, Her Father’s Secret. The Daughter was easy to read and kept my attention from beginning to end.

I give The Daughter by Sara Blaedel 5 out of 5 stars. 


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