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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

These Shallow Graves

Book #131 Read in 2015
These Shallow Graves by Jennifer Donnelly

This was a great mystery/historical fiction read.  Jo is an intelligent young woman of a well-to-do family.  She dreams of having the freedom to choose her path in life--whether it is to become a journalist, to marry who her family wants her to marry or to not marry at all.  Then her world is rocked when her father dies, of an apparent suicide...or was it?  Jo begins an investigation into what really happened to her father, with the help of dashing newspaperman Eddie.  Of course, she falls for him even though they are not a socially acceptable match.  Close to 500 pages, this book flew and will keep readers engaged from the first page to the last.  The characters, most of whom are flawed, are intriguing and well written.  I highly recommend this book.

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