Friday, August 1, 2014

Book Review: Bury Me Deep

TITLE: Bury Me Deep
AUTHOR: Megan Abbott
GENRE: Mystery, True Crime, Historical Fiction
PREMISE: True crime story about a woman who kills two of her friends during an argument and buries them in trunks.
MY REVIEW: So...I don't really read true crime fiction. I just find little interest in reading about a crime that has already been solved and that I know the ending of thanks to tabloids/news. But as I've mentioned, I'm doing the reading through the library project and this was one of the books my library had so here we are.
I'm not sure how to review this to be honest. As I've said I don't read true crime fiction, so I don't really have any ideas about what makes a true crime book actually good. I can only tell you how I felt about the book which was okay. The writing was decent, I got what was going on. The story was interesting and the research the author did was obvious.
I just didn't feel much for it. But apparently this has won all sorts of awards so critics think this is a good true crime novel. I'd listen to them before listening to me. They probably actually know the genre way better.
WHO SHOULD READ: True Crime fans, historical mystery fans?
MY RATING: Three and a half out of Five trunks with surprises in them (not the fun kind of surprises though)

1 comment:

  1. I am not familiar with this story. One author that really is the leading authority of true crime books is Ann Rule. "A Rose For Her Grave" is a chilling account of several cold-blooded killers including one man who would marry women for their Social Security benefits and then ruthlessly kill them. Ann has updated all of her books into ebook format!