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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Book: All These Bodies

 Book: All These Bodies

Author: Kendare Blake

Pages: 304

This is my 96th read for the year

It is the summer of 1958.  Killings have been happening in the midwest where people are being killed and being drained of all their blood.  Michael - a small town boy - never imagines this horror coming to his home town, but one night a local family is killed.  When the police arrive on the scene the only people alive are the baby of the family and a 15 year old girl covered in blood.

What unfolds after the girl, Marie, is put in jail leads the police to learn where some of the bodies are buried and the truth behind many of the killings.  Marie - who will only confess to Michael what happened doesn't want to give up the name of the killer.  Even if it means saving herself.

This was an okay book.  I listened to it while wrapping presents and it passed the time.  It is a fair enough story, and the author's note at the end reveals that it is loosely based on some true crime from the 50s.  What I didn't love was the ending.  I didn't feel like it wrapped up.  Too many loose ends.  You feel that the whole thing is too unresolved.  I was hoping for an epilogue.

Entertaining enough, but not sure I would recommend this one

Stars: 3

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