Secrets of Lizzie Borden
31%
off

Secrets of Lizzie Borden

3.43 (192 ratings on Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days
When will my order arrive?

Description

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."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 208 x 25mm | 272g
  • Kensington Publishing
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0758288913
  • 9780758288912
  • 756,114

About Brandy Purdy

Brandy Purdy is the author of several historical novels. When she's not writing, she's either reading, watching classic movies, or spending time with her cat, Tabby. She first became interested in history at the age of nine or ten when she read a book of ghost stories that contained a chapter about the ghost of Anne Boleyn haunting the Tower of London. Visit her website at http: //www.brandypurdy.com for more information about her books. You can also follow her via her blog at http: //brandypurdy.blogspot.com where she posts updates about her work and reviews of what she has been readinshow more
Book ratings on Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X