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Author: Karen Dionne Narrator: Emily Rankin Publisher: Penguin Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781524775520
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“Brilliant....About as good as a thriller can be.”—The New York Times Book Review

“[A] nail-biter perfect for Room fans.”—Cosmopolitan

“Sensationally good psychological suspense.”—Lee Child


Praised by Karin Slaughter and Megan Abbott, The Marsh King’s Daughter is the mesmerizing tale of a woman who must risk everything to hunt down the dangerous man who shaped her past and threatens to steal her future: her father.


Helena Pelletier has a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a business that fills her days. But she also has a secret: she is the product of an abduction. Her mother was kidnapped as a teenager by her father and kept in a remote cabin in the marshlands of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Helena, born two years after the abduction, loved her home in nature, and despite her father’s sometimes brutal behavior, she loved him, too...until she learned precisely how savage he could be.

More than twenty years later, she has buried her past so soundly that even her husband doesn’t know the truth. But now her father has killed two guards, escaped from prison, and disappeared into the marsh. The police begin a manhunt, but Helena knows they don’t stand a chance. Knows that only one person has the skills to find the survivalist the world calls the Marsh King—because only one person was ever trained by him: his daughter.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Sensationally good psychological suspense.”

    Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • This gorgeously written eerie suspense novel gave me chills as it raced toward an unexpected climax. I loved it!

    Karin Slaughter, New York Times bestselling author

  • Spine-tingling. People 
  • “[A] nail-biter.”


  • “Brilliant…About as good as a thriller can be.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Dionne’s breathtaking psychological thriller is a fairy tale writ large.”

    Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • “Dionne’s creativity is on display…[and] first-rate plotting builds the tension with psychological suspense and action sequences.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “Narrator Emily Rankin’s buttery voice smoothly delivers Dionne’s psychological thriller…Rankin makes the listener feel like a confidant as Helena graphically recounts a past full of abuse…The complicated tension between daughter and father, and wanting to know how she and her mother escaped the marsh years, keeps one listening.”


  • “Exceptional…Helena’s conflicting emotions about her father and her own identity elevate this powerful story.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A Michigan Notable Book for 2018
  • An iBooks bestseller in Mysteries & Thrillers

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About the Author

Karen Dionne is an author and the cofounder of the online writers community Backspace, the organizer of the Salt Cay Writers Retreat, and a member of the International Thriller Writers, for which she served on the board of directors. She has been honored by the Michigan Humanities Council as a Humanities Scholar.

About the Narrator

Emily Rankin is an audio narrator and winner of two AudioFile Earphones Awards.