His Bloody Project - Graeme Macrae Burnet
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)
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