AUDIO BOOK REVIEW: All These Bodies by Kendare Blake
I found this book on Scribd.
Told in the first person by the main character Michael, a 15 year old boy who aspires to be a journalist. His father is the town Sheriff. When a 16 year old girl is taken into custody covered in blood, and charged with the latest of a series of murders that have plagued the midwest.
One thing you have to remember when reading this book is that it is set in 1958 when things were simpler than they are today and people were less jaded. No one believes that Marie could possibly be responsible for the murders but they think that allowing her to speak with Michael that she could tell them who her accomplice is. However what they get is a story that no one dares to believe.
Michael begins this book as a boy and over the course of his time spent involved with this case becomes a man. He sees things that age him, and learns things that trouble him. Learns more about the justice system than he probably cared to and becomes a bit jaded. The end of the book is left open ended, and I'm still not sure if I like that or not. I think I do.
The narrator really brings Michael to life. The sheriffs son who doesn't quite fit in to the town he lives in. Now tasked with an important undertaking that could save a life, Michael quickly learns the truth isn't always as important as vengeance and what you can sell.
I really enjoyed this book, I'd never heard of this case but when I looked it up I did find that indeed a young girl was found to have been part of a murder spree.
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