Friday, June 15, 2018


His Bloody Project - Graeme Macrae Burnet

Product Description(Amazon)
In the smash hit historical thriller that the New York Times Book Review calls “thought provoking fiction,” a brutal triple murder in a remote Scottish farming community in 1869 leads to the arrest of seventeen-year-old Roderick Macrae. There is no question that Macrae committed this terrible act. What would lead such a shy and intelligent boy down this bloody path? And will he hang for his crime?

Presented as a collection of documents discovered by the author, His Bloody Project opens with a series of police statements taken from the villagers of Culdie, Ross-shire. They offer conflicting impressions of the accused; one interviewee recalls Macrae as a gentle and quiet child, while another details him as evil and wicked. Chief among the papers is Roderick Macrae’s own memoirs where he outlines the series of events leading up to the murder in eloquent and affectless prose. There follow medical reports, psychological evaluations, a courtroom transcript from the trial, and other documents that throw both Macrae’s motive and his sanity into question. 
Hardcover: 300 pages 
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; First Edition edition (October 18, 2016) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1510719210 
ISBN-13: 978-1510719217

MY THOUGHTS:  When I first started this book it didn't seem that I'd finish it.  But I kept with and finally got it done.  Very interesting story from the author's and the main character, Roderick Macrae.  The whole book is about Roderick and his telling of what happened to lead up to the murders.  I've got say I don't really blame him for what he done.  Considering the circumstances of the way he lived.  The lawyers tried their best to help Roderick.  Asking for Clemency for Roderick.  From the book I liked Roderick, but the circumstances of the way he lived and the people around him all contributed to murders.  I give this book 5....

This book is for 3 of my reading challenges.......
Memoir Reading Challenge
Library Love Challenge
Outdo Yourself Challenge

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