I know I’m not the only one fascinated by Lizzie Borden and her story. That’s why it’s been told for years in different forms. This book, by Cherie Priest, is one of the most creative. The foundation is the same – “Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks;…” – but there is also some bad business going on in Fall River. Something is slowly finding its’ way into people’s heads and it isn’t pretty. Lizzie, with a little help, is trying to save her town and the people.
This was a good book and I enjoyed it. There were times when I felt it dragged and my attention wavered. But, overall, I would recommend it for something a little different. 3/5 stars.
P.S. A few months ago, I watched The Lizzie Borden Chronicles on Netflix. As a result, I couldn’t get Christina Ricci out of my head as Lizzie Borden along with Clea DuVall as her sister, Emma. Usually that would bother me but in this case, it worked.
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