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Hanging Mary: A Novel - Susan Higginbotham

#HANGINGMARY  4 STARS  AVAILABLE 3/1/16  @S_Higginbotham  @Sourcebooks

I sort of remembered John Wilkes Booth hiding in someone's home for a while after shooting Lincoln, and the barn fire. However, I did not remember all the plans and ideas before the shooting.

This was definitely an interesting book and it was told in story form which made it that much better. You really got to know the characters a little better, per the author's take and it made it much more real. Like you were really

The fact Mrs. Surratt was most likely on her death bed due to her deplorable conditions makes the hanging a sort of saving grace. But the ridicule of going through it was also deplorable. The fact she had no idea Lincoln was going to be shot was also deplorable. As one could sit and argue the facts both ways for days, the fact that this book was written and that there are debates makes it a winner in my book.

I found this book to be very informative, entertaining in the fact I could not put it down, sad and embarrassing to American history. That's just my opinion though. The book comes out March 1, 2016, I invite you to pick up a copy and decide for yourself. Should she have been hanged or put in prison? Samuel Mudd who fixed a known felon's broken leg got prison, how is he any different?

Thanks to Sourcebooks for approving my request and to Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest review. I recommend this book as it was well written, very informative and highlights yet one more American tragedy.