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....
  • 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...
  • Fleeno
    Mar 03, 2019
    I hated this book more than words can say. If it were possible to give negative stars I would. I was expecting a books about what it was like to find out you've been living with a sadistic murderer and share DNA with a monster but instead it is more like someone's journey to christiani...
  • 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 ...
  • Myrna
    Mar 25, 2019
    Kerri wrote an honest and eye opening book. It?s about her life with a serial killer for a father and how her life spiraled after finding out. She does talk quit a bit about her faith too. I hope and wish the best for her. ...
  • 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...
  • 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?...
  • Liza Fireman
    Apr 16, 2019
    This book is outstanding. It is an unusual point of view on serial killers victims. Kerri's life changed forever in a heart bit, she is the daughter of BTK, Bind-Torture-Kill. Her father, an almost perfect family man, killed 10 people, including 2 children, a few of them after she was ...
  • Carly
    Feb 19, 2019
    Super disappointing. I was very excited to read this book and while it did have some interesting information, I felt like this was a book that was focused mostly on Kerri's religious experiences. I was not anticipating this to be so Jesus-y. ...
  • 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...
  • Kristy K
    Mar 25, 2019
    2.5 Stars I commend Kerri Rawson for having the strength to write this and carry on after finding out who her father was. I think this would have done better as an essay. The first third to half of the book was basically a normal girl with normal problems lives a normal life. I k...
  • Noorilhuda
    Mar 20, 2019
    No one should buy or pick this book up. It?s an attempt to profit from the infamy of being BTK?s daughter and make a bit of money on the side by playing the victim card. An infuriating read. An apologist manual. Also a self-pitying exercise. Apart from great denial and support for ...
  • ❤
    Apr 07, 2019
    So, I'm feeling kinda like an asshole giving this only one star, but hear me out. Kerri Rawson, who, of course, is the daughter of Dennis Rader aka the BTK serial killer, starts off her book well enough, offering a concise history of her family and her parents' relationship up til w...
  • 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...
  • 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...