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See What I Have Done - Sarah Schmidt
See What I Have Done
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He was still bleeding. I yelled, "Someone's killed Father." I breathed in kerosene air, licked the thickness from my teeth. The clock on the mantel ticked ticked. I looked at Father, the way hands clutched to thighs, the way the little gold ring on his pinky finger sat like a sun. I gave him that... show more
He was still bleeding. I yelled, "Someone's killed Father." I breathed in kerosene air, licked the thickness from my teeth. The clock on the mantel ticked ticked. I looked at Father, the way hands clutched to thighs, the way the little gold ring on his pinky finger sat like a sun. I gave him that ring for his birthday when I no longer wanted it. "Daddy," I had said. "I'm giving this to you because I love you." He had smiled and kissed my forehead.

A long time ago now.




On 4 August 1892 Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. During the inquest into the details, Lizzie Borden was arrested and charged with the murder of her father and stepmother.

Through the eyes of Lizzie's sister, Emma, the housemaid Bridget, the enigmatic stranger Benjamin and the beguiling Lizzie herself, we return to what happened that day in Fall River.

Lizzie Borden took an axe. Or did she?
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780733636882
Publisher: Hachette
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
3.5 SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE by Sarah Schmidt
3.5 stars! SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE is a beautifully written re-telling of the Lizzie Borden story. I've always been fascinated by Lizzie Borden. Having lived all my life in Massachusetts, it's a story everyone is familiar with, even children, because of that horrible rhyme: Lizzie Borden took an axe...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it
4.0 See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
This is a fictionalized retelling of the Lizzie Borden murders and though it gets many “meh”reviews, I surprisingly enjoyed it very much. These people are awful! They are selfish, resentful, devious and maddening in their “woe is me” entitled thoughts but I LOVED reading about their misery. And, boy...
Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it
1.0 Another DNF - See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt
One for the DNF pile. I can't get into it at all, every time I pick it up I find myself becoming bored and I have to try and force myself to keep reading in the hope that it will improve. I just don't care for the characters. There's nothing likeable about them in the slightest and I honestly coul...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
1.0 See What I Have Done
Since this a fictional account of the Lizzie Borden murders, I was prepared for violence and gore. But I wasn´t prepared for it being such a disgusting read. And it´s not the descriptions of all the blood and the crushed skulls that makes this novel disgusting, it´s the characters themselves that gr...
All about me
All about me rated it
4.0 See What I Have Done
I really enjoyed this book. I found it claustrophobic, complicated and compelling. I'm torn between thinking Lizzie is mad and bad on one hand and mad and misunderstood on the other. She is certainly in the driving seat in this story and you read it watching the events unfold in her mind. The house ...
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