These Shallow Graves
By Jennifer Donnelly
Genre: Mystery/ Historical Fiction
Expected Publication: October 27th
Jo is a society girl in the late 19th century and she’s due to marry the most eligible man in New York but she don’t want to be someone’s housewife; she wants to be a reporter. When her father’s murder is disguised as a suicide, Jo does her own investigation with a dreamy reporter and a smart medical examiner.
- The only good thing was that it mentioned Winnetka, IL and I was just there last week to meet Laura Ruby.
- This book is 500 pages and it doesn’t need to be.
- The cover doesn’t match the genre. It’s a good cover but it’s misleading. It’s not horror.
- I didn’t like the way the story was told.
- It was very predictable
- None of the characters were interesting.
- Jo was incredibly naive and it got annoying after awhile
- I understand that there was poverty and crime but it was shoved down our throat.
The main story was about a murder investigation but I didn’t like the writing and I stopped caring.
This is the fourth mystery/historical fiction story I’ve read this year and they’ve all be bad. I’m done with that genre.