Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: The Secrets of Lizzie Borden by Brandy Purdy

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill  at  Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.   

 This week I am waiting for:

Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 26th 2016 by Kensington

In her enthralling, richly imagined new novel, Brandy Purdy, author of The Ripper’s Wife, creates a compelling portrait of the real, complex woman behind an unthinkable crime. 

 Lizzie Borden should be one of the most fortunate young women in Fall River, Massachusetts. Her wealthy father could easily afford to provide his daughters with fashionable clothes, travel, and a rich, cultured life. Instead, haunted by the ghost of childhood poverty, he forces Lizzie and her sister, Emma, to live frugally, denying them the simplest modern conveniences. Suitors and socializing are discouraged, as her father views all gentleman callers as fortune hunters. Lonely and deeply unhappy, Lizzie stifles her frustration, dreaming of the freedom that will come with her eventual inheritance. But soon, even that chance of future independence seems about to be ripped away. And on a stifling August day in 1892, Lizzie’s long-simmering anger finally explodes… 

Vividly written and thought-provoking, The Secrets of Lizzie Borden explores the fascinating events behind a crime that continues to grip the public imagination—a story of how thwarted desires and desperate rage could turn a dutiful daughter into a notorious killer.

What are you waiting for?


  1. I'm waiting for Dumplin' since everyone has talked about it forever.

  2. I love Lizzie Borden stories. Have you read Maplecroft by Cherie Priest. The second one just came out. Thanks for pointing this one out. Also, if interested, the Lifetime Lizzie Borden series wasn't half bad.

  3. I've always been fascinated by Lizzie Borden. And I really enjoyed The Ripper's Wife. So I'm definitely going to want to be picking this one up! Thanks for the head's up!

  4. Ooh, this sounds really good! I love this type of book, historical but also imagined. I haven't read The Ripper's Wife, so it looks like I'll be adding them both to my TBR. Thanks for sharing! Here's my Wow. Happy reading!

  5. I Lizzie Borden story! Sounds interesting....

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  6. I'm glad you're looking forward to The Secrets of Lizzie Borden and I hope you will enjoy it. If any book bloggers read this and are interested in reviewing The Ripper's Wife I have a few extra copies, feel free to email me if you are interested.