All These Bodies – book review

All These Bodies
by Kendare Blake
Historical Fiction
* * * * Stars (Great!)

It’s 1958 and Michael Jensen, aspiring teen journalist, gets the opportunity to interview the prime suspect in a string of unusual murders, 15-year-old Marie Catherine Hale, where the victims have been found exsanguinated (drained of all their blood). She’s caught red-handed (and red everything else as she’s covered in the blood of the dead when she’s arrested), but claims she’s innocent. Authorities are willing to buy that – they’re convinced there’s no way a teenage girl could have committed those atrocities on her own – but when they try to get her to give up her accomplice, she clams up. For some reason, though, she’s willing to tell her story to Michael, and you’re never going to believe what she has to say. A suspenseful, supernatural mystery that will make you question what, if any part of it, could be true. For older teens.

Reviewed by YA Librarian

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