A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming

A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming

What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? In 2005, Kerri Rawson heard a knock on the door of her apartment. When she opened it, an FBI agent informed her that her father had been arrested for murdering ten people, including two children. It was then that she learned her father was the notorious serial killer known as BTK, a name he?d g What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? In 2005, Kerri Rawson heard a...

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Title:A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming
Author:Kerri Rawson
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Genres:Crime
ISBN:A Serial Killer's Daughter
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming Reviews

  • Lisa Elizabeth
    Feb 07, 2019
    This was really boring. I kept losing interest. I didn?t need to know the minute details of a summer camping trip in the early 90s to understand that BTK masqueraded as a good father for decades. I wanted to hear about the process of reconciling the father and the serial killer. That...
  • Rachel Smalter Hall
    Dec 08, 2018
    I've grown to love what memoirs can reveal about our shared humanity when the author is willing to dig deep. True crime, on the other hand, has always given me nightmares. Enter the true crime memoir. It turns out I love true crime memoirs! When super creepy, criminal acts are filtered...
  • ♥ Marlene♥
    Feb 06, 2019
    Not sure if I can finish this because I am so bored by it it makes me fall asleep. She talks about her father a bit but she talks about her faith so much more.I should have known looking at the title. That being said her life is not anything special except for the disgusting cruel thin...
  • Niklas Pivic
    Feb 03, 2019
    This is the introduction to the book: On February 25, 2005, my father, Dennis Lynn Rader, was arrested for murder. In the weeks that followed, I learned he was the serial killer known as BTK (Bind, Torture, Kill), who had terrorized my hometown of Wichita, Kansas, for three decades....
  • Wendopolis
    Feb 20, 2019
    Only God could have enabled Kerri Rawson to truly forgive her serial killer father. I can?t imagine ...
  • Peacegal
    Mar 11, 2019
    First and foremost I'd like to praise the author's bravery in coming forward like this, speaking about a situation that's unimaginable. When we think of the victims of serial killers, we usually just think of the murdered themselves--we don't think about the family of the person who co...
  • FabulousRaye
    Jan 31, 2019
    It's okay. Kerri doesn't go into explicit details about her father's murders. It's not explotive or sensational. It is as advertised. Life with a serial killer for a father and the fallout when finding out what he is. I wasn't into the hour long section about a family camping tri...
  • Ashley Rayford
    Feb 12, 2019
    I?ve always been fascinated by true crime and serial killers. I remember when they found out BTK was Dennis Rader. When I heard his daughter was writing a book I was very intrigued. I can?t imagine finding out someone you love so dearly has done such unimaginable evil. That said, I...
  • Jadrian Wooten
    Feb 15, 2019
    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...
  • Eadie
    Feb 15, 2019
    This review was written for NetGalley and Nelson Book. I received a free copy for an honest review. What is it like to learn that your ordinary, loving father is a serial killer? Kerri Rawson writes an insightful and honest perspective of another side of her father, the BTK killer. S...
  • Rachel
    Mar 05, 2019
    Kerri had a pretty normal childhood, loving parents, an great brother, close extended family. Lots of happy times exploring the neighborhood, time with cousins, and family vacations. She went off to college, got married to a nice guy, and moved away. Then when she was 26 years old a FB...
  • Valerity (Val)
    Jan 31, 2019
    A Serial Killer?s Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming I approached this book with my mind and feelings completely open and was really surprised how much I came away with from it. Kerri Rawson is fresh and likable as she tells her story of growing up in her family in ...
  • Nancy Hudson
    Feb 09, 2019
    Horrible narrator but I tried to ignore her and really listened to the heart of Kerri Rawson aka Rader. She was brave to write this book and she gave the victims due respect. She named them and described how her fathers confessions sent her reeling for years. I don?t understand peopl...
  • Mel
    Feb 18, 2019
    4.5 stars. I will always forgive memoirs for things I would not forgive a novel for. The reasoning being: people who write memoirs are not authors. They are in the sense that they've published and written a book, but this isn't their job, this is them telling their story to the worl...
  • Katie
    Feb 05, 2019
    Not sure what I was expecting So this wasn?t terrible, but it wasn?t great. I appreciate Kerri letting us in on her life with Dennis Rader as her father, but the writing was elementary, at best. Interesting point of view, learning who the other side of BTK was, but far too much ...
  • Sally Lackey
    Jan 29, 2019
    Read in a day For all we have been confronted with in the BTK story, this book was a glimpse into the personal devastation to Dennis Rader?s own family. Kerri weaves a story giving the reader the background of her growing up years with her father which allows us to truly understan...
  • Jennifer
    Jan 31, 2019
    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...
  • Luann Mailman
    Jan 29, 2019
    I've always wondered what families of serial killers go through. This was a well written, easy to read and fascinating trip through the author's life. I started reading on Monday night, and finished in less than 24 hours. Living in Wichita, and having read over the years about the murd...
  • Heather
    Jan 28, 2019
    While Barnes and Noble had this book under "True Crime" I feel it would be more aptly shelved in Christian Living or Christian Memoir. While Kerri does recount the traumatic events of discovering her father is BTK, she beautifully weaves her faith journey throughout - from walking away...
  • Bridget
    Jan 31, 2019
    I really wanted to LOVE this book, because I love memoirs and true crime most of nearly any genre... but I just didn?t love this book. There was too much born again Christian ideology in this book that felt just as alienating on the page as it does in life. However in Rawson?s defe...
  • Michelle
    Feb 05, 2019
    It is a serious and terrible sorrow when others must carry the burden and fall-out of someone else?s criminal acts. ?The Serial Killer?s Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming? (2019) fortunately is a rare and highly articulate memoir written by Kerri Rawson. Rawson?...
  • Kimberly Lund
    Feb 01, 2019
    As someone who has lived in Park City, KS for the last twenty years, I couldn't not read this book. I've been a true crime reader for 30 years, long before I moved to the area, and having BTK arrested in a place that was home to me was jarring. Reading this book -- one of dozens of tru...
  • Amanda
    Feb 23, 2019
    It?s rare we come across a book that is from a different perspective from the killer or someone just investigating a murder. This is from the perspective of Kerri or what she calls herself ?the BTK?s daughter?. She discusses her life with her dad. The hiking trip they took and ...
  • Donna Hines
    Feb 17, 2019
    Anger. Trauma. Rage. Recovery. These are just some of the words I'd use in regards to reading A Serial Killer's Daughter. In fact this is the first time in quite some time that I've written more than a page or two in journalistic notes. So for starters and for others not aware of NP...
  • melinda
    Feb 01, 2019
    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...
  • Caleb Hoyer
    Jan 28, 2019
    I had no idea this book existed until I came across it in the bookstore. I've been interested in this case for a long time, particularly the family aspect of it, and I'm really impressed that Kerri Rawson had the courage to write this book and share this story. The book itself is a mix...
  • Jay
    Feb 02, 2019
    Ok...as you probly noticed I didn?t finish reading it. I made it a few chapters in and it?s literally the girl?s life story...?my uncle was great because he was always quick with a joke.....Grampa pulled me close and told me how proud he was of my graduation.....Dad killed the ...
  • Suzanne McLean
    Mar 04, 2019
    I feel bad rating someone's memoir only two stars, but this was not very well written. At all. First of all, the pacing was really weird. Rawson gives us a glimpse of her early years over a few chapters, which is fine, but then we spend SIX CHAPTERS reading about a backpacking trip...
  • Jennifer
    Mar 03, 2019
    Dnf @ 13% Unfortunately, this book just isn't quite what I thought, or hoped it would be. I might pick it back up again someday but for not I have no interest. ...
  • Emily Schultz
    Mar 03, 2019
    Kerri focuses on her experience of healing, rather than the murders. People who are upset by this seem to be missing the point of a memoir. She makes it the clear that the book is about her life experience, trying to recover her identity when it becomes exploited and distorted at the h...