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...

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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:1400201756
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

    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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Liz Laurin
    Jan 21, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

    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 ...

    Maybe I just built this up in my head but it just didn't meet my expectations. Having said that though, I don't feel.comfortable rating someone's life/memoir. Interesting insight, and Raders family is also definitely victims this, I am glad Kerri and her family were able to move on and...

  • Rachel Smalter Hall
    Dec 08, 2018

    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?...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Amanda
    Feb 04, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

    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 ...

    Maybe I just built this up in my head but it just didn't meet my expectations. Having said that though, I don't feel.comfortable rating someone's life/memoir. Interesting insight, and Raders family is also definitely victims this, I am glad Kerri and her family were able to move on and...

    Kerri Rawson's life was forever changed on February 25, 2005. FBI.... Your dad.....B.T.K.... That's how Kerri found out her father was the notorious Wichita serial killer known as B.T.K. Dennis Rader chose that name for himself when he began writing letters to the police to cl...

    Thank you to Net Galley, Nelson Books and the author for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. I will say that I'd purchased a copy, then, the same day received the ARC. I should also say that I am an online sleuth, so I'm more than picky about true crime. That said,...

    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...

    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...

    Interesting book. I was curious to see this world from a family members perspective, but it was exceptionally churchy (understandable). Towards the end though it felt like she was using the book as a tool for conversion. And while I don?t think that was really the intent, it took the...

    This book is uneven in both writing style and narrative. The story, of course, was compelling: how a daughter can overcome the grief and shame associated with the fact that her father is a famous serial killer. However, there were several chapters that seemed to have little to do with ...

  • ♥ Marlene♥
    Feb 06, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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

    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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

  • FabulousRaye
    Jan 31, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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

    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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

    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 ...

    Maybe I just built this up in my head but it just didn't meet my expectations. Having said that though, I don't feel.comfortable rating someone's life/memoir. Interesting insight, and Raders family is also definitely victims this, I am glad Kerri and her family were able to move on and...

    Kerri Rawson's life was forever changed on February 25, 2005. FBI.... Your dad.....B.T.K.... That's how Kerri found out her father was the notorious Wichita serial killer known as B.T.K. Dennis Rader chose that name for himself when he began writing letters to the police to cl...

    Thank you to Net Galley, Nelson Books and the author for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. I will say that I'd purchased a copy, then, the same day received the ARC. I should also say that I am an online sleuth, so I'm more than picky about true crime. That said,...

    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...

    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...

  • Karlee
    Jan 30, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

    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 ...

    Maybe I just built this up in my head but it just didn't meet my expectations. Having said that though, I don't feel.comfortable rating someone's life/memoir. Interesting insight, and Raders family is also definitely victims this, I am glad Kerri and her family were able to move on and...

    Kerri Rawson's life was forever changed on February 25, 2005. FBI.... Your dad.....B.T.K.... That's how Kerri found out her father was the notorious Wichita serial killer known as B.T.K. Dennis Rader chose that name for himself when he began writing letters to the police to cl...

    Thank you to Net Galley, Nelson Books and the author for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. I will say that I'd purchased a copy, then, the same day received the ARC. I should also say that I am an online sleuth, so I'm more than picky about true crime. That said,...

    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...

    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...

    Interesting book. I was curious to see this world from a family members perspective, but it was exceptionally churchy (understandable). Towards the end though it felt like she was using the book as a tool for conversion. And while I don?t think that was really the intent, it took the...

    This book is uneven in both writing style and narrative. The story, of course, was compelling: how a daughter can overcome the grief and shame associated with the fact that her father is a famous serial killer. However, there were several chapters that seemed to have little to do with ...

    Plenty to discuss here, but no one has had a life like Kerri's. This book is Kerri's voice with her wise, unique perspective throughout. Some other reviews are complaining about "God stuff," but the "God stuff" is pretty key to Kerri's life and coping, whether it's what you imagine you...

    I liked that this wasn?t really a true crime book, but a story of trauma and survival. It?s so rare to hear from the untold victims of a killer, the ones who were related to the killer. I did find the writing to be a little disconnected and certain parts to be a little preachy but ...

  • Jadrian Wooten
    Feb 15, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

  • Aurora
    Feb 12, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

    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 ...

    Maybe I just built this up in my head but it just didn't meet my expectations. Having said that though, I don't feel.comfortable rating someone's life/memoir. Interesting insight, and Raders family is also definitely victims this, I am glad Kerri and her family were able to move on and...

    Kerri Rawson's life was forever changed on February 25, 2005. FBI.... Your dad.....B.T.K.... That's how Kerri found out her father was the notorious Wichita serial killer known as B.T.K. Dennis Rader chose that name for himself when he began writing letters to the police to cl...

    Thank you to Net Galley, Nelson Books and the author for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. I will say that I'd purchased a copy, then, the same day received the ARC. I should also say that I am an online sleuth, so I'm more than picky about true crime. That said,...

    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...

    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...

    Interesting book. I was curious to see this world from a family members perspective, but it was exceptionally churchy (understandable). Towards the end though it felt like she was using the book as a tool for conversion. And while I don?t think that was really the intent, it took the...

    This book is uneven in both writing style and narrative. The story, of course, was compelling: how a daughter can overcome the grief and shame associated with the fact that her father is a famous serial killer. However, there were several chapters that seemed to have little to do with ...

    Plenty to discuss here, but no one has had a life like Kerri's. This book is Kerri's voice with her wise, unique perspective throughout. Some other reviews are complaining about "God stuff," but the "God stuff" is pretty key to Kerri's life and coping, whether it's what you imagine you...

  • Eadie
    Feb 15, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

    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 ...

    Maybe I just built this up in my head but it just didn't meet my expectations. Having said that though, I don't feel.comfortable rating someone's life/memoir. Interesting insight, and Raders family is also definitely victims this, I am glad Kerri and her family were able to move on and...

    Kerri Rawson's life was forever changed on February 25, 2005. FBI.... Your dad.....B.T.K.... That's how Kerri found out her father was the notorious Wichita serial killer known as B.T.K. Dennis Rader chose that name for himself when he began writing letters to the police to cl...

    Thank you to Net Galley, Nelson Books and the author for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. I will say that I'd purchased a copy, then, the same day received the ARC. I should also say that I am an online sleuth, so I'm more than picky about true crime. That said,...

    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...

  • Sue Fernandez
    Feb 01, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

    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 ...

    Maybe I just built this up in my head but it just didn't meet my expectations. Having said that though, I don't feel.comfortable rating someone's life/memoir. Interesting insight, and Raders family is also definitely victims this, I am glad Kerri and her family were able to move on and...

    Kerri Rawson's life was forever changed on February 25, 2005. FBI.... Your dad.....B.T.K.... That's how Kerri found out her father was the notorious Wichita serial killer known as B.T.K. Dennis Rader chose that name for himself when he began writing letters to the police to cl...

    Thank you to Net Galley, Nelson Books and the author for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. I will say that I'd purchased a copy, then, the same day received the ARC. I should also say that I am an online sleuth, so I'm more than picky about true crime. That said,...

  • Amy Mccoy
    Feb 15, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

    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 ...

    Maybe I just built this up in my head but it just didn't meet my expectations. Having said that though, I don't feel.comfortable rating someone's life/memoir. Interesting insight, and Raders family is also definitely victims this, I am glad Kerri and her family were able to move on and...

    Kerri Rawson's life was forever changed on February 25, 2005. FBI.... Your dad.....B.T.K.... That's how Kerri found out her father was the notorious Wichita serial killer known as B.T.K. Dennis Rader chose that name for himself when he began writing letters to the police to cl...

    Thank you to Net Galley, Nelson Books and the author for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. I will say that I'd purchased a copy, then, the same day received the ARC. I should also say that I am an online sleuth, so I'm more than picky about true crime. That said,...

    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...

    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...

    Interesting book. I was curious to see this world from a family members perspective, but it was exceptionally churchy (understandable). Towards the end though it felt like she was using the book as a tool for conversion. And while I don?t think that was really the intent, it took the...

    This book is uneven in both writing style and narrative. The story, of course, was compelling: how a daughter can overcome the grief and shame associated with the fact that her father is a famous serial killer. However, there were several chapters that seemed to have little to do with ...

    Plenty to discuss here, but no one has had a life like Kerri's. This book is Kerri's voice with her wise, unique perspective throughout. Some other reviews are complaining about "God stuff," but the "God stuff" is pretty key to Kerri's life and coping, whether it's what you imagine you...

    I liked that this wasn?t really a true crime book, but a story of trauma and survival. It?s so rare to hear from the untold victims of a killer, the ones who were related to the killer. I did find the writing to be a little disconnected and certain parts to be a little preachy but ...

    I listened to this on audio and loved it. ...

  • Valerity (Val)
    Jan 31, 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?...

    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 ...

  • Mel
    Feb 18, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

    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

    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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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

    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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

  • Luann Mailman
    Jan 29, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Kate
    Feb 12, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

    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 ...

    Maybe I just built this up in my head but it just didn't meet my expectations. Having said that though, I don't feel.comfortable rating someone's life/memoir. Interesting insight, and Raders family is also definitely victims this, I am glad Kerri and her family were able to move on and...

    Kerri Rawson's life was forever changed on February 25, 2005. FBI.... Your dad.....B.T.K.... That's how Kerri found out her father was the notorious Wichita serial killer known as B.T.K. Dennis Rader chose that name for himself when he began writing letters to the police to cl...

    Thank you to Net Galley, Nelson Books and the author for an e-ARC of this title in exchange for my honest review. I will say that I'd purchased a copy, then, the same day received the ARC. I should also say that I am an online sleuth, so I'm more than picky about true crime. That said,...

    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...

    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...

    Interesting book. I was curious to see this world from a family members perspective, but it was exceptionally churchy (understandable). Towards the end though it felt like she was using the book as a tool for conversion. And while I don?t think that was really the intent, it took the...

  • Heather
    Jan 28, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Jessica White
    Feb 04, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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...

    I'm mad at myself for not quitting this book. ...

    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 ...

    Maybe I just built this up in my head but it just didn't meet my expectations. Having said that though, I don't feel.comfortable rating someone's life/memoir. Interesting insight, and Raders family is also definitely victims this, I am glad Kerri and her family were able to move on and...

    Kerri Rawson's life was forever changed on February 25, 2005. FBI.... Your dad.....B.T.K.... That's how Kerri found out her father was the notorious Wichita serial killer known as B.T.K. Dennis Rader chose that name for himself when he began writing letters to the police to cl...

  • Bridget
    Jan 31, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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

    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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

  • Donna Hines
    Feb 17, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Just one long poor me self-serving pity party. ...

    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....

    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...

    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

    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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

  • Caleb Hoyer
    Jan 28, 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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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

    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?...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    should?ve been filed as some religious memoir ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...