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Review: Long Black Veil


Title: Long Black Veil

Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan

Release Date: April 11, 2017

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Synopsis from Goodreads: Long Black Veil is the story of Judith Carrigan, whose past is dredged up when the body of her college friend Wailer is discovered 20 years after her disappearance in Philadelphia’s notorious and abandoned Eastern State Penitentiary. Judith is the only witness who can testify to the innocence of her friend Casey, who had married Wailer only days before her death. The only problem is that on that fateful night at the prison, Judith was a very different person from the woman she is today. In order to defend her old friend and uncover the truth of Wailer’s death, Judith must confront long-held and hard-won secrets that could cause her to lose the idyllic life she’s built for herself and her family.

My Review: While I enjoyed the writing and style of this book I didn't love the plot. I have found it to be a common problem lately where I think that I am getting into a book for one story and I end up reading a book with multiple plots, neither of which are done as well as they could be. I wanted more of a mystery and less of a character study.


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