Thursday, February 28, 2013
Book #95: Bury Me Deep
After reading Dare Me by Megan Abbott a few months ago, I was psyched to check out some of her other work. I found out that Dare Me was kind of a step out of the box for her, because Abbott is actually known more for novels like this one, that are 1920s-1930s thrillers. It's very different from her newest novel, but still enjoyable.
The novel is loosely based on a true crime from 1931! It follows innocent Marion Seeley, a nurse, who gets in with the wrong crowd. She makes some friends that are crazy party people, and while her husband is out of the country indefinitely, she starts to get into some trouble, including an affair with a smooth talker named Joe: the man whom all the ladies fawn over and all the guys want to be. But something happens between Marion, Joe, and her new friends that will change everything. I can't say more than that; you'll just have to read it and find out what happens. =)
The novel starts out a bit slowly, and takes a while to get into the crime part of it, which I wish I knew earlier. However, once the crime is committed, the story picks up quickly and becomes hard to put down. The glamorous characters and time period are so fun to read about, and Abbott has a gift for suspense. I prefer Dare Me, a modern thriller, to this particular novel, but Abbott has definitely earned her Edgar Awards. I look forward to reading more of her work.
What I'm reading now...
1. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (sci fi)