The Fact of a Body

This book may just be my A Little Life for this summer. Marketed as a Murder and a Memoir, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, tells two simultaneous stories: the horrifying tale of the death of a little boy and the man who killed him; and the history of her own family and their dark, violent secrets. Like A Little Life, this book is so gorgeously written, and yet attempts to illuminate the most disturbing content imaginable. As a warning, this book is not for everyone. Despite the book centering around perhaps my greatest fear for my own children, I managed to become entirely consumed by the story and could not put down the book. If you have the stomach for a Law & Order SVU kind of plot, pick this one up. It’s a doozy.

The Fact of a Body

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