The Murderer's Maid by Erika Mailman
Publication Date: October 30, 2017
Hardcover; ISBN-13: 978-0997066449
“A complex and riveting parallax view of domestic crimes, decades apart.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Erika Mailman writes a page turner of a thriller that will fascinate as well as terrify.” — Margaret Lane, New York Journal of Books
"Fascinating, mesmerizing, and so darkly atmospheric that you keep looking over your shoulder as you read." ―Diana Gabaldon, internationally-bestselling author of the Outlander series
"The Murderer’s Maid is a fascinating and deeply chilling tale. Erika Mailman weaves a story that is by turns poignant, compelling, and murderously suspenseful." ―Kathleen Kent, author of The Heretic’s Daughter
This is the first book I have read by this author and I thought it was interesting. The story of Lizzie Borden has always intrigued me and now to hear about it from a maid's view - even though fiction was a new way to look at things. Then to add to the story you have the modern day character who has a mystery of her own. The author did a good job of telling two different stories in one book and making them fit together. Along the way she gives a few twists in the story which makes things a little more interesting. The book read nicely and held my interest until the end. I liked how the author was very accurate with her historical details. I felt as if she did some good research to get things just right. The only bad thing I have to say is that I do not care for the cover. There is something about it that creeps me out but that was easily handled by putting on a book cover. This did not keep me from enjoying the book. A good book to get you in the mood for a spooky Halloween.
Meet the Author - Erika MailmanErika Mailman is the author of The Witch's Trinity, a San Francisco Chronicle Notable Book and Bram Stoker Award finalist, and Woman of Ill Fame, a Pushcart Press Editor's Book Award nominee. She's a Yaddo fellow and lives in Northern California with her family. For more information, please visit Erika Mailman's website. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
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Blog Tour Schedule
Tuesday, October 17 Interview at Unabridged Chick
Wednesday, October 18 Review at 100 Pages a Day
Thursday, October 26 Review at Linda's Book Obsession
Monday, October 30 Review at A Holland Reads
Tuesday, October 31 Review at The Maiden's Court
Thursday, November 2 Review at Book Nerd
Tuesday, November 7 Review at Locks, Hooks and Books
Wednesday, November 8 Review at The True Book Addict