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 given himself that described the horrific way he committed his crimes: bind, torture, kill. As news of his capture spread, Wichita celebrated the end of a thirty-one-year nightmare.

 For Kerri Rawson, another was just beginning. She was plunged into a black hole of horror and disbelief. The same man who had been a loving father, a devoted husband, church president, Boy Scout leader, and a public servant had been using their family as a cover for his heinous crimes since before she was born. Everything she had believed about her life had been a lie.

Written with candor and extraordinary courage, A Serial Killer’s Daughter is an unflinching exploration of life with one of America’s most infamous killers and an astonishing tale of personal and spiritual transformation. For all who suffer from unhealed wounds or the crippling effects of violence, betrayal, and anger, Kerri Rawson’s story offers the hope of reclaiming sanity in the midst of madness, rebuilding a life in the shadow of death, and learning to forgive the unforgivable.

Title:A Serial Killer's Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and Overcoming
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781400201754

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

  • Michelle

    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” (201...

  • Lisa Elizabeth

    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 ...

  • melinda

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

  • Mariah Roze

    This was a great story. My heart goes out to Kerri and her family. I am so glad she wrote a book and was willing to share her story publicly."In 2005, Kerri Rawson heard a knock on the door of her apa...

  • Valerity (Val)

    A Serial Killer’s Daughter: My Story of Faith, Love, and OvercomingI approached this book with my mind and feelings completely open and was really surprised how much I came away with from it. Kerri ...

  • Mel

    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 writ...

  • Ashley Rayford

    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 imagin...

  • ? Marlene?

    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....

  • Kimberly Dawn

    3.5 StarsThis was an okay to good listen on audiobook. It was a little repetitive, which is understandable, perhaps, because of the ongoing spiral of shame and the painful fallout the family experienc...

  • ??

    So, I'm feeling kinda like an asshole giving this only one star, but hear me out.Kerri Rawson, who, of course, is the daughter of Dennis Rader aka the BTK serial killer, starts off her book well enoug...