Book Review, Horror, Psychological, Serial Killer, Suspense, Thriller

My Daddy, the Serial Killer by Cindy Kovacik


Katelyn Deason was naïve and innocent at six years old. But she made the mistake of descending those cellar steps . . . the residence of horror.

You see, her father wasn’t who she thought he was. He wasn’t the loving, “normal” daddy all the other kids had. He was different. Katelyn soon realizes just how different as the years pass and unspeakable things begin to happen.


I have a morbid fascination with serial killers and I couldn’t pass up the author’s request for a review. It’s a harrowing look into the world of living with a sociopath who will do anything to keep his daughter with him forever.

From the very chilling beginning, you are plunged into little Katelyn’s unimaginable world as the daughter of a serial killer. Her first memory is at age six when she finds a woman being tortured in the basement. As she slowly ages, the naive young girl discovers her father’s secret as he forces her to help him. Each time she tries to free herself from her horrid and terrifying situation, no one believes her as he charms and manipulates himself out of it.

I have read and watched many documentaries about serial killers and apparently, this kind of thing really does happen. The author does a good job looking at a serial killer through the eyes of a child and reveals how children are failed by the system time and time again. Katelyn’s downhill progress is expected and believable and her character development is well done. I know some people have noted in reviews that they would have liked to have known more about her dad, but I think that is what makes the story so eerie. 

Overall, I recommend this quick, disturbing read about a daddy from hell.

Thank you to Ms. Kovacik for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.


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Cindy Kovacik grew up in a small country town in Southern Illinois. She began writing horror stories containing all of her friends as characters when she was twelve years old. Her writing continued through school, winning the D.A.R.E. competition essay and also a writing competition that ended up with a spot on the local news. As she outgrew small town life and moved to the big city of Detroit, her writing also grew. She wrote her first horror novel, My Daddy the Serial Killer, and had it published in 2016. She is currently trying to publish that same novel as a second edition. On the other side of the spectrum, she also writes children books. Her children’s series, Chicken in the City, is in the process of being published.

When Cindy isn’t writing, she’s taking care of her two daughters, husband, and Chihuahua. Cindy is also pursuing her Associate’s degree in Business Management with a focus in Finance and will graduate in the fall of 2021. Cindy loves to sing and watches every scary movie she can get her hands on. 

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