Wednesday, March 25, 2015

See How Small - Scott Blackwood

I wanted to like this one so much more than I did.  The first chapter drew me in  one evening in 1991 three young girls are closing up an ice cream parlour in Texas.  Two strangers walk in, and the girls are stripped and bound, then set on fire.  Pretty horrible but compelling.

The rest of the book, is then told from several perspectives, the mother, the father, the get away driver, the journalist covering the murders - how they remembered and were haunted by the deaths over the years. I found I was feeling a bit jilted by reading the rest of the book, the changing time periods and narratives were all a bit confusing, and I had wanted more about the girls, how this happened to them, and who did it and why.  2/5

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