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Maplecroft - Cherie Priest
Maplecroft
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Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one....   The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the... show more
Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother forty whacks; and when she saw what she had done, she gave her father forty-one....   The people of Fall River, Massachusetts, fear me. Perhaps rightfully so. I remain a suspect in the brutal deaths of my father and his second wife despite the verdict of innocence at my trial. With our inheritance, my sister, Emma, and I have taken up residence in Maplecroft, a mansion near the sea and far from gossip and scrutiny.   But it is not far enough from the affliction that possessed my parents. Their characters, their very souls, were consumed from within by something that left malevolent entities in their place. It originates from the ocean’s depths, plaguing the populace with tides of nightmares and madness.   This evil cannot hide from me. No matter what guise it assumes, I will be waiting for it. With an axe.  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451466976 (0451466977)
ASIN: 451466977
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
2.0 Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
Series: Borden Dispatches #1 The concept for this book sounded interesting, at least the way I read it: Lizzie Borden murdered her parents in a kind of self-defence because they had been infected by a strange affliction. It was disappointing, however. Mainly because it tried a faux-epistolary form...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it
4.0 New England Square
Shout out to the other bingo player who mentioned this book. This is pretty good. It is actually a cut above some of Priest's other work, not that Priest's other work is bad. It isn't. But this is better than the later Clockwork Century books. The novel concerns what "really" happened during ...
Moonlight Reader
Moonlight Reader rated it
3.0 Maplecroft by Cherie Priest
What did I just read? I sort of liked this book. I love historical fiction & the setting of this one, 1890's Massachusetts, was pleasing. I enjoyed the epistolary format as well, with the different voices of the various characters. But, on the other hand, I don't really get it. Maybe because I'v...
My Book Life
My Book Life rated it
2.0 Maplecroft Review
Let me start with what I liked about this book. The cover was what drew me the moment I saw. Then to see it is in fact a book about Lizzie Borden, but after the murder of her father and step mother. Now the book had my full attention. I even enjoyed the way this book was written: letters and journ...
Inkspot Fancy
Inkspot Fancy rated it
2.5 From the abyss
Sometimes, it's hard to get past a book's style to really address the central question of is it good or not. Such is it with this book. When it says "The Borden Dispatches" it means literally that - a series of letters, reports, diary entries and missives from a variety of different characters telli...
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