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Welcome to Mailbox Monday! Mailbox Monday is hosted by Marcia at the Mailbox Monday blog.
Here are the books that made their way into my physical and digital mailboxes last week:
Additions to Personal Library
Have you read LITTLE DEATHS yet? As soon as I finish another book I’m reading, I’ll be starting LITTLE DEATHS. Hope it’s a good one. I’ll let you know what I think in these comments.
I read it. I sure will be interested to read a review of it on this Web site. Here is what I think of it.
In 1965, the two toddlers of Alice and Edmund Crimmins were found dead, and she was later found guilty of their murders. Her experience was Emma Flint’s inspiration for LITTLE DEATHS. Although the book is fiction, many of its details are the same as the real-life story, especially the opinion that Ruth Malone (the fictionalized Alice Crimmins) was convicted on the basis of her looks and her sex life. LITTLE DEATHS could have been a good story.
Ruth is a red-headed cocktail waitress, separated from her husband, Frank. She wears tight skirts and lots of makeup (to cover acne scars), and she sleeps around. So, when her two children disappear, Ruth is immediately suspected of hiding them because she and Frank are battling over their custody. When the children are found dead, she is immediately suspected of murdering them because of her appearance and her morals.
Part of the problem with LITTLE DEATHS is the reporter, Pete. He begins covering the story just like every other reporter, misjudging Ruth. Eventually, though, he decides she is telling the truth, then he becomes attracted to her. His actions are never explained adequately, so he is not understandable.
I guess I could say the same about all the characters in this book. That’s because the whole thing seems rushed, like there isn’t time to explore any of them. This is especially true of the last few pages. The end leaves the reader hanging. Not good.
I won this ARC from Hachette Books through goodreads.com.
The Bridge Across the Ocean and Hound of The Sea look good to me.
ENJOY your books and the rest of your reading week.
Elizabeth Silver’s Reviews My Mailbox Monday
Enjoy your books. The cover of Little Deaths is striking.
Great mailbox books this week. Enjoy!
Wow, so many of your books look good. It’ll be hard to decide what to read first.
Wonderful mailbox. Enjoy!
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