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  • See What I Have Done, Sarah Schmidt
    Atlantic Monthly Press, 9780802126597, August 1, 2017 (Fiction)

    “Sarah Schmidt’s See What I Have Done takes all the major players in the Fall River murders (including Lizzie Borden) and brings their inner thoughts to life. In this thriller of a debut, each character has alternating chapters and a distinct voice, illustrating the class divisions, tensions, and possible motivations for the famous murders of 1892. I couldn’t put it down!”

    Carolyn Hutton, Mrs. Dalloways Literary & Garden Arts (Berkeley, CA)

    "Sarah Schmidt's story of Lizzie Borden an atmospheric, slow-burn page-turner of uneasy family dynamics and sisterly love gone terribly wrong. The setting only adds to the inside rot of personal relationships with its scenes of unkempt rooms and the ever-boiling mutton soup on the stove. It is the perfect mystery for readers who love getting deep inside characters’ minds."

    Anton Bogomazov, Politics and Prose (Washington, DC)

    "Lizzie Borden's father and stepmother were brutally murdered, and generations have wondered if she was the assassin. Sarah Schmidt reimagines the murders in a creepy and fascinating debut that explores the psyches of several people around the event: unhinged Lizzie, her overburdened sister Emma, the in-over-her-head maid Bridget, and an imagined killer for hire named Benjamin. See What I Have Done gives depth to the mystery of who was the ultimate culprit while showing the deeply disturbed lives the Bordens and those around them led."

    Jamie Thomas, Women & Children First (Chicago, IL)

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