#1 Internationally Bestselling Thriller Author

Karen’s psychological suspense set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula wilderness has won awards and landed on bestseller lists around the world.

Be sure to check out the movie based on Karen’s bestselling novel The Marsh King’s Daughter starring Daisy Ridley and Ben Mendelsohn – now streaming!

Praise for Karen's novels

“Subtle, brilliant and mature . . . [The Marsh King’s Daughter] is about as good as a thriller can be.” – The New York Times Book Review


“If you only read one thriller this year, make it The Marsh King’s Daughter. It’s sensational.” — Clare Mackintosh, #1 Sunday Times bestselling author


The Wicked Sister is massively thrilling and altogether unputdownable. Dionne is proving to be one of the finest suspense writers working today.”–Karin Slaughter, New York Times and internationally bestselling author




Karen draws heavily on her homesteading adventures in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula to write her wilderness thrillers.

Find out more about how her experiences shaped her writing.

Karen's Book Recommendations

What do these books set in the forest, the swamp, the jungle, and the ocean have in common? They all take place in the wilderness!


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