SWEET MADNESS, September 18, 2015 from Merit Press
Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty one.
Who was Lizzie Borden?
A confused young woman, or a cold-hearted killer?
For generations, people all over the world have wondered how Andrew Borden and his second wife, Abby, met their gruesome deaths. Lizzie, Andrew’s younger daughter, was charged, but a jury took only 90 minutes to find her not guilty. In this retelling, the family maid, Bridget Sullivan, shines a compassionate light on a young woman oppressed by her cheap father and her ambitious stepmother.
Was Lizzie mad, or was she driven to madness?
This book is amazing!
I was one of the luckiest people in the world who was able to read an early version of this novel. Let me tell you, it was fantastic! I loved this book because it has so many facets of fantastic story-telling. All in one novel, I was engaged, thrilled, creeped out, chilled, swoony, in love, disgusted, enthralled, and wrapped up in a bow of mystery. I didn’t know someone could take a chilling nursery rhyme and delve deep into the heart of a tragic history and truly bring it to life. I recommend this book not just for young adult readers, but lovers of horror, mystery, romance, and history.
About the Authors
Trisha Leaver lives on Cape Cod with her husband, three children, and one rather irreverent black lab. She is a chronic daydreamer who prefers the cozy confines of her own imagination to the mundane routine of everyday life. She writes Young Adult Contemporary fiction, Psychological Horror and Science Fiction and is published with FSG/ Macmillan, Flux/Llewellyn and Merit Press. To can learn more about Trisha’s books, upcoming shenanigans, and her quest to reel in the perfect tuna, visit her website www.trishaleaver.com
Lindsay Currie lives in Chicago with her three awesome children, husband, and a one hundred and sixty pound lap dog named Sam. She has an unnatural fondness for coffee, chocolate and things that go bump in the night. She spends her days curled up in the comfortable confines of her writing nook, penning young adult psychological horror, contemporary fiction and science-fiction and is published with Flux/Llewellyn, Merit Press and Spencer Hill Contemporary. Learn more about her at www.lindsaycurrie.com