Review: Like Father Like Daughter by Christina Morgan
Like Father Like Daughter by Christina Morgan
**Suspense Finalist for the 2017 Indie Excellence Awards**
Publication Date: July 12, 2016
ABOUT THE BOOK
When Libby wakes up to find her husband Ryan murdered in bed next to her with no memory of how it happened, she can only assume the worst. Daughter of the infamous I-75 Strangler, Libby is afraid that becoming a serial killer is in her DNA. Is she truly capable of killing the man she loves?
The evidence against her keeps stacking up, and it’s enough for an arrest…
It’s no secret that Libby is the number one suspect, and when she makes bail, she knows she has no choice but to turn to the only man who can help clear her name. Her father. After visiting him in prison, she decides to take the investigation into her own hands. Libby finds an unsettling lead on Ryan’s murderer and learns her husband might not have been as innocent as she thought.
But every clue she uncovers leads to another dead end…
Libby must risk her life to discover the truth about her husband and his murder, but things become even more dangerous when she realizes someone is watching her every move.
And with that, my father hung up the phone and my life spun out of control. That was, until I met Ryan about eight years ago. Ryan was the one good thing in my life after everything my father had put me through. He was my rock, my true north, my everything. And he never once judged me for the sins of my father. My thoughts turned from my father to Ryan. I still hadn’t had a chance to fully process the fact that my husband was dead…I had no reason to want my husband dead and there’s no way I could have put a gun to his head and pulled the trigger. So then why was he dead? And why couldn’t I remember anything at all?
How would you feel if your father was a serial killer? What about if you woke up to your spouse who had been brutally murdered? Neither one of these instances are anywhere near pleasant experiences. They are downright horrifying; however, Christina Morgan still writes an interesting, yet terrifying story about them. This mystery will leave readers in awe over the investigation.
Libby wakes up and finds that her husband has been killed, his body lying lifeless next to her in their bed. What she can’t seem to understand is how she was able to sleep through a gunshot. After the initial shock, she contacts the police department to report the murder. Apparently, the lead detective does not find the scenario of Libby sleeping through a gunshot to be plausible either. As his lead suspect, the Detective questions Libby, and begins his investigation into the murder. Scared and defenseless, Libby’s mother tells her that she needs to hire an attorney and then go talk to her father in prison. She doesn’t want anything to do with her father, the man who killed several women while still coming home to his family every night. It gets to the point where Libby just doesn’t remember anything from that night, other than having a drink before going to bed. Her belief in herself begins to fail as new theories of her motive keep showing up. As a last ditch effort to prove her innocence, she realizes that she is being followed as she looks for clues into who murdered her husband. Can Libby find out who the real killer is before her trial? Can she live with going to jail for something that she didn’t do?
Morgan has a very powerful and motivating mystery novel with Like Father Like Daughter. This is an entertaining and suspenseful story, one with superb character development and originality. The story flows easily, making it a fast read. The mystery is very predictable, but the story actually has more of an in depth connection regarding the underlying family history. Readers will catch on to who the murderer is before the end of the story, but there is a plot twist that is just as entertaining, which will leave readers wanting to continue into the next book of the series. If you are a reader of mystery and suspense, you may enjoy this read. This is the first installment of the Flesh & Blood Trilogy; therefore, readers can jump right in.
A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by the author, but this is no way affects our honest opinion of the book or the review that has been written. We provide a five-star rating for Like Father Like Daughter by Christina Morgan.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Christina Morgan was raised in suburban Central Kentucky in a family full of right-brainers. With a photographer/artist for a grandfather and an author/illustrator for a mother, she was bound to turn out on the creative side of the spectrum. She honed her writing skills in school, winning awards for her essays and short stories. Christina tried her hand at about every sport imaginable, which only went to prove that her efforts were better spent in other creative outlets such as art, singing, and writing. But it was writing that really stuck with her and she spent the next several years trying her hand at writing fiction novels, just for the fun of it.
She took a break for a while and focused on putting herself through paralegal school while raising two amazing Irish twin girls. She quickly learned that being a certified paralegal was the best career choice she could have made. On top of all of the cool cases she has worked on over the years, she was able to write original legal documents autonomously. When a national magazine for attorneys approached her in 2013 to write a short story for them about the life of a paralegal, she jumped on the chance. When the article was published and garnered her some amazing feedback, she realized how much she missed writing for leisure. She sat down and wrote her very first full-length fiction novel that year and hasn’t stopped writing since.
She loves reading (all genres except sci-fi), folk music, caramel macchiatos, puppies, thunderstorms, antique jewelry, dragonflies, the color purple (not the movie), and enjoys a large sweet tea from McDonald’s every single day.
Christina Morgan lives in Nicholasville, Kentucky with her two teenage daughters.