Her Father’s Secret: The Family Secret
by Sara Blaedel
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (March 5, 2019)
A woman’s murder is only the beginning as a daughter races to unravel the maze of secrets her father left behind–before she becomes the next victim–in the latest emotionally gripping novel from Sara Blaedel, #1 internationally bestselling author with over 3 million copies sold worldwide.
After suddenly inheriting a funeral home from her father–who she hadn’t heard from in decades–Ilka Jensen has impulsively abandoned her quiet life in Denmark to visit the small town in rural Wisconsin where her father lived. There, she’s devastated to discover her father’s second family: a stepmother and two half sisters she never knew existed. And who isn’t the least bit welcoming, despite Ilka’s efforts to reach out?
Then a local woman is killed, seemingly the unfortunate victim of a home invasion turned violent. But when Ilka learns that the woman knew her father, it becomes increasingly clear that she may not have been a completely random victim after all.
The more Ilka digs into her father’s past, the more deeply entangled she becomes in a family drama that has spanned decades and claimed more than one life–and she may be the next victim…
About the author: Sara Blaedel is the author of the #1 international bestselling series featuring Detective Louise Rick. Her books are published in thirty-seven countries. In 2014 Sara was voted Denmark’s most popular novelist for the fourth time. She is also a recipient of the Golden Laurel, Denmark’s most prestigious literary award.
In 2016 she published the first book “The Undertakers Daughter” in a new trilogy set in Racine, Wisconsin:
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. Amazon – Goodreads – www.sarablaedel.com – Twitter
Review of Her Father’s Secret
Her Father’s Secret is the second book in The Family Secrets book series written by Sara Blaedel and cannot be read as a standalone novel. A fast-paced suspenseful read that is sure to draw you in from the beginning as you follow the journey of a woman who is settling her father’s estate. Imagine learning that your father has passed and you must travel to another country to settle his affairs. Once she arrives she soon learns that her father had another life, another family, and many dark secrets buried in his past. Now she is dodging bullets, fast-moving cars, and stampeding horses! Her Father’s Secret is a dark story with mystery and suspense that lures you into a secret world that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. A real page-turner that will keep you in suspense of not knowing what will happen next. Is she in danger of being the next victim or will she ever find out the truth about her father’s past or will she die trying? ** I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**