SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt

img_0839      SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt

This mystery is Sarah Schmidt’s reimagined account of the famous 1892 axe murders of Andrew and Abby Borden by Andrew’s youngest daughter, Lizzie Borden. The eldest daughter, Emma, was away at the time of the murders and returns home to find Lizzie and the grizzly scene. The only other occupants home at the time were the longtime maid, Bridget, and the girls’ uncle, John Morse, who stopped for an overnight visit.

Every chapter alternates between the perspectives of four character’s, Lizzie, Emma, Bridget, and Benjamin, offering very interesting tidbits of the family’s dysfunction, it’s many secrets, hidden hostilities, sibling rivalry, and what led up to the murders. I wasn’t very familiar with the details of this true-crime story and therefore enjoyed the many plot twists and turns immensely. Definitely add to your “want to read” list. I rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Thank you NetGalley and Grove Atlantic Monthly Press for providing a copy of this novel in exchange for a fair review.

Reviewed: February 11, 2017. Novel Publish Date: August 1, 2017.

Link to purchase: Goodreads


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