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Review: All These Bodies


Title: All These Bodies

Author: Kendare Blake

Release Date: September 21, 2021

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads


Synopsis from Goodreads: Sixteen bloodless bodies. Two teenagers. One impossible explanation.


Summer 1958—a string of murders plagues the Midwest. The victims are found in their cars and in their homes—even in their beds—their bodies drained, but with no blood anywhere.


September 19- the Carlson family is slaughtered in their Minnesota farmhouse, and the case gets its first lead: 15-year-old Marie Catherine Hale is found at the scene. She is covered in blood from head to toe, and at first she’s mistaken for a survivor. But not a drop of the blood is hers.


Michael Jensen, son of the local sheriff, yearns to become a journalist and escape his small-town. He never imagined that the biggest story in the country would fall into his lap, or that he would be pulled into the investigation, when Marie decides that he is the only one she will confess to.


As Marie recounts her version of the story, it falls to Michael to find the truth: What really happened the night that the Carlsons were killed? And how did one girl wind up in the middle of all these bodies?


My Review: This book was not at all a good fit for me. It started out really strong and I was super interested. After that it was just SO SLOW. I didn't even really want to pick it back up because the plot seemed to go nowhere. I also couldn't connect with any of the characters. I was hoping it would at least end well but I didn't like the end either. Overall it was a very unsatisfactory read.


*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*