Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (4) The Secrets of Lizzie Borden

Waiting on Wednesday is brought to you by Breaking the Spine

In her enthralling, richly imagined new novel, Brandy Purdy, author of The Ripper’s Wife, creates a compelling portrait of the real, complex woman behind an unthinkable crime. Lizzie Borden should be one of the most fortunate young women in Fall River, Massachusetts. Her wealthy father could easily afford to provide his daughters with fashionable clothes, travel, and a rich, cultured life. Instead, haunted by the ghost of childhood poverty, he forces Lizzie and her sister, Emma, to live frugally, denying them the simplest modern conveniences. Suitors and socializing are discouraged, as her father views all gentleman callers as fortune hunters. Lonely and deeply unhappy, Lizzie stifles her frustration, dreaming of the freedom that will come with her eventual inheritance. But soon, even that chance of future independence seems about to be ripped away. And on a stifling August day in 1892, Lizzie’s long-simmering anger finally explodes… Vividly written and thought-provoking, The Secrets of Lizzie Borden explores the fascinating events behind a crime that continues to grip the public imagination—a story of how thwarted desires and desperate rage could turn a dutiful daughter into a notorious killer.

I can't to get my hands on this book! I have always been fascinated with the story of Lizzie Borden, and this fictionalized take on her life seems right up my alley. What are you waiting for? Let me know in the comments or link back to your Wow!



  1. I am reading this now...Brandy is such a great author. You should also check out "The Ripper's Wife." I have a non-spoiler review on my blog. She will also be stopping by and doing an interview with me closer to the release. Hope you love it!

  2. This is the 1st that I've heard of this one but it sounds awesome!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. Wow! Murder mysteries and such aren't really my thing but... this one might just have me.