Notes on an Execution: An Edgar Award Winner
In the tradition of Long Bright River and The Mars Room, a gripping and atmospheric work of literary suspense that deconstructs the story of a serial killer on death row, told primarily through the eyes of the women in his life—from the bestselling author of Girl in Snow.
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This book was an interesting read, definitely not what I expected. Given from the background and current day of four people: Ansel (the accused), Lavender (his mother), Hazel (his wife's twin sister), and Saffy (the police detective). I don't think the author was clever enough to drive all the conversations that others seem to derive about the death penalty nor good vs. evil. The character clearly does not show remorse and even discusses the awar...read more
I had high hopes for this book, it’s not a bad read, but I’m still not sure what I’m supposed to take away from it, if not that serial killers are people? It’s not a bad read, though it is very slow in parts. I think it would have benefited from a different narrative style. Multiple perspectives didn’t do any favors for it. All in all, I don’t know that I would recommend this one, but it does have some good parts!
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