Saturday, March 06, 2010
Bury Me Deep by Megan Abbott
Title: Bury Me Deep
Author: Megan Abbott
ISBN: 9781416599098, Simon & Schuster, 2009
Genre: Historical Thriller
First Line: Thrill parties every night over on Hussel Street.
It's 1931 in Phoenix, Arizona. Young wife, Marion Seeley, has been left in town while her doctor husband travels to work in Mexico. She has a job as a clerk in a clinic, and she soon falls under the spell of a nurse who also works there. Louise and her roommate Ginny love to party, and slowly but surely they seduce Marion from her strict upbringing and from the promises she made to her husband. It's been months since Marion has heard from her spouse, and handsome Joe Lanigan is right there smiling at her every night when she attends her friends' parties.
Marion's life is about to change forever.
Abbott loosely based her novel on the case of Winnie Ruth Judd, with which I'm familiar. I was surprised by how quickly I left my prior knowledge behind and how totally caught up I became by this story. The author did an excellent job of making me feel as though I were in Depression-era Phoenix without overdoing on either the details or the slang. Normally if I'm aware of the inspiration for a book, that story will stick in my mind and influence my thinking. Not so with Bury Me Deep. This is Abbott's own tale, and my thoughts of Judd went right out the window. I'm definitely looking forward to reading Abbott's other books.
[Source: Purchased from The Poisoned Pen.]
My Book Rating Scale:
A+...Don't delay, get your hands on a copy of this book!
A...I loved it!
B...I really liked it.
C...I liked it, with a few reservations.
D...I finished it, but it's not my cup of tea.
- Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Hi! I'm addicted to books (especially crime fiction), laughter and traveling off the beaten path. In my free time, when my eyes aren't glued to the printed page, one of them is usually pressed against the viewfinder of my camera. Let's see... books, laughter, travel, photography. Anything else? Oh yeah-- my dream house wouldn't have a kitchen!
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