Every family has its secrets…
One hot August morning in 1892, Lizzie Borden picked up an axe and murdered her father and stepmother. Newspapers claim she did it for the oldest of reasons: family conflicts, jealousy and greed. But what if her parents were already dead? What if Lizzie slaughtered them because they’d become zombies?
Thrust into a horrific world where the walking dead are part of a shocking conspiracy to infect not only Fall River, Massachusetts, but also the world beyond, Lizzie battles to protect her sister, Emma, and her hometown from nightmarish ghouls and the evil forces controlling them.
This is not my usual genre of books. I generally will read something semi-spooky or paranormal but not horror. However, I was intrigued by the book title. Who hasn't heard the story of Lizzie Borden who reportedly killed her parents? I know I have which makes this book intriguing giving a twist on the story, but still, horror!
One of the things I liked about this book is how each chapter began with a set of questions or sentences taken from the newspaper at the time. The questions were directed at the real Lizzie Borden in her trial. These questions and news articles set up the entire chapter to be read and is a different take from what I have seen before.
As I mentioned before, this was a bit of difficult read for me as I do not care for the genre, however, I think the author did a pretty good job at setting up the scenes from a real event to make it look like the zombie book she was going for. Blood, gore, and lies told are completely throughout the book and ironically, makes it more plausible than the real story.
The author included at the end of the book: sources and briefly, the real story.
This book has earned 4 stars from me.
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