The Marsh King's Daughter
No one, not even her husband, knows the truth about Helena's past: they don't know that she was born into captivity, that she had no contact with the outside world before the age of twelve - or that her father raised her to be a killer.
And they don't know that the Marsh King can survive and hunt in the wilderness better than anyone... except, perhaps his own daughter.
Warning: Be prepared to lose all track of time immersing yourself in this exceptional read! Author, Karen Dionne took me on a journey. Instantly, I shared a connection with Helena and her father aka "The Marsh King". This book was equally balanced between the past and the present. The flow from the different time lines was seamless.
What drew me towards Helena is that she showcased both love and hate for her father. Yet, as a reader, I slowly got to experience each emotion and how it affected Helena as she grew up. She is a fighter. She has her father's spirit. So, it only made sense that she would be the one to face off in a battle of the hunter and the hunted with her father. As the story progressed, I came to see Helena's father as a person and not just a monster. Thus, I came to appreciate their story more then just the game. I loved everything about this book from the beginning, middle, and ending.