The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Most ``people have heard the story of Lizzie Borden, but this is different, this is told from Lizzie's viewpoint, and it is very interesting. Lizzie tells of her early life and her sisters, being kept by her father and step mother in an almost poor kind of life. Although her father was wealthy, he denounced spending, and made the girls life a stoic lifestyle. They were not allowed to have male friends, they were basically doomed to life the life of old spinsters.
Lizzie did travel and did see the world, she ventured out into the big bad world, had adventures, had sexploits, and also committed murder, she killed her father and stepmother. It was a crime that rocked the very core of society. A daughter who hacked her father to death with an axe and his wife. A cold crime but the depth of her misery was clear to see in the story, to be forced to be ridiculed, to be viewed as a pauper when all the time knowing your wealthy would be enough to drive anyone slightly nuts, but this story will continue to be speculated over for hundreds of more years.
The author did a spectacular job in telling this version of the Borden story, I loved every page, kept me gripped and I could read it over and over again and again.
I received a copy of this via the publishers/author through Netgalley, and I am extremely grateful to be allowed the chance to read such a splendid story.
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