Madman's Daughter

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 187 ratings

The Madman's Daughter Publisher's Summary

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London - working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward - both of whom she is deeply drawn to - Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius - and madness - in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells's classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman's Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we'll do anything to know and the truths we'll go to any lengths to protect.

©2013 Megan Shepherd (P)2013 HarperCollinsPublishers
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  • Book 1

    • The Madman's Daughter

    • Madman's Daughter Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Megan Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 100

    Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London - working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true. Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward - both of whom she is deeply drawn to - Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A nicely executed twist on a classic

    • By Gregory on 03-21-14

    Regular price: $33.08

    • The Madman's Daughter

    • By: Megan Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A dark, breathless, beautifully written gothic thriller of murder, madness, and a mysterious island.... London, 1894: Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself - working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumours about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns her father is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations were true.

    Regular price: $18.70

  • Book 2

    • Her Dark Curiosity

    • Madman's Daughter, Book 2
    • By: Megan Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39

    Months have passed since Juliet Moreau returned to civilization after escaping her father's island - and the secrets she left behind. Now back in London, she is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget Dr. Moreau's horrific legacy - though someone, or something, hasn't forgotten her. As people close to Juliet fall victim one by one to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three claw-like slashes, Juliet fears one of her father's creations may have also made it off the island.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • absolutely brilliant!!!

    • By Randi on 03-29-17

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Her Dark Curiosity

    • By: Megan Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 12 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Back in London after her trip to Dr. Moreau's horrific island, Juliet is rebuilding the life she once knew and trying to forget her father's legacy. But soon it's clear that someone - or something - hasn't forgotten her, as people close to Juliet start falling victim to a murderer who leaves a macabre calling card of three clawlike slashes. Has one of her father's creations also escaped the island? As Juliet strives to stop a killer while searching for a serum to cure her own worsening illness, she finds herself once more in a world of scandal and danger.

    Regular price: $15.81

  • Book 3

    • A Cold Legacy

    • By: Megan Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Lucy Rayner
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 36

    After killing the men who tried to steal her father's research, Juliet - along with Montgomery, Lucy, Balthazar, and a deathly ill Edward - has escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of mysteries and unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet's secrets. Though it appears to be a safe haven, Juliet fears new dangers may be present within the manor's own walls.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant!!!

    • By B. C. Kane on 07-10-15

    Regular price: $28.51

    • A Cold Legacy

    • By: Megan Shepherd
    • Narrated by: Julie Teal
    • Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    With inspiration from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, this breathless conclusion to the Madman's Daughter trilogy explores the things we'll sacrifice to save those we love . . . even our own humanity. Juliet has killed the men who tried to steal her father's research and escaped to a remote estate on the Scottish moors. Owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, the mansion is full of unexplained oddities: dead bodies in the basement, secret passages, and fortune-tellers who seem to know Juliet's secrets.

    Regular price: $16.77