I love the mystery of the Lizzie Borden murders: Did Lizzie Borden kill her father and step-mother one night in 1892? And if so, why?
There’s no answer, in case you’re skimming ahead. (Well, really, there is an answer. I just don’t have it. Nobody does, except for the dead.)
But authors Lindsay Currie and Trisha Leaver take a guess in their YA horror novel, Sweet Madness. It’s narrated by the Bordens’s maid, Bridget Sullivan, a historical figure who was there the day the bodies were discovered and may (at least in this fictional account) be able to shed light on what really happened in that small Massachusetts town.
I’m so excited for this to be out in the world. If you’ve never read anything by the authors, here’s what you need to know: They do creepy well. Like, disturbingly well. They’re also great at telling fast-paced and engaging stories that take off running and don’t stop until way past your bedtime.
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What’s your favorite scary story?