Karen Dionne discusses "Marsh King's Daughter" with Journalist Doug Moe

Friday, April 20th

7 pm  -- a paperback release party! 

About the Book
Helena Pelletier has a good life: a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, a business that fills her days. But when she learns that a man has killed two guards and broken out of a local prison, she knows she was a fool to think she could leave her past behind her. 
 
Helena 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. No electricity, no heat, no running water, no one but the three of them. 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. 
 
Now, her father has disappeared into the marshland he knows better than anyone else in the world. The police commence a manhunt, but Helena knows they don't stand a chance. Knows she's the only person alive with the skills to find him. But out in the marsh, alone, she soon learns that just as she's looking for him, he's looking for her.
 
About the Author
KAREN DIONNE is the author of The Marsh King's Daughter and three other novels. She is also cofounder of the online writers community Backspace and the organizer of the Salt Cay Writers Retreat. She enjoys nature photography and lives with her husband in Detroit's northern suburbs. 
 
Praise for THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER
"Subtle, brilliant and mature ... In its balance of emotional patience and chapter-by-chapter suspense, "The Marsh King's Daughter" is about as good as a thriller can be." – New York Times Book Review
 
"Karen Dionne takes a standard story involving the kidnapping of a woman and the life she experiences with her captor and elevates it to a new level in "The Marsh King's Daughter" ... [t]he way the story unfolds both captivates and disturbs ... Dionne has written a book that invokes raw emotion mixed in with the turning of pages." – Associated Press
 
"[A] nail-biter perfect for Room fans." – Cosmopolitan 
 
"[S]pine-tingling." – People