Sunday, April 30, 2017

Review: Long Black Veil

Title: Long Black Veil
Author: Jennifer Finney Boylan
Publication Date: April 11, 2017
Genre: Psychological/Suspense/Mystery
Recommended If You Like: explorations of identity and relationships, secrets from the past

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

The Book:

A group goes into the ruins of Eastern State Penitentiary one night, but not all of them come back out alive. What happened that night stays with them, changing who they are and the path their lives will take. When a detective begins investigating the cold case again, it forces the former friends to confront their pasts and what truly happened that night.

What I Liked:

I love the premise of this book, an old abandoned building that might be haunted, the mystery of what happened that night and how it occurred. The mystery is so intriguing.

Boylan handles the subject of identity and how it is defined and developed so deftly.

As a bonus, it was so fun to see so many shout outs to my alma mater, which Boylan is also a graduate of.

Anything I Didn't Like?

I wanted more from the mystery itself. I feel like the solution was revealed too early, and wasn't the surprise I was hoping for.


I liked this book, but didn't love it. From the description on the book, I was hoping for a lot more from the mystery itself.

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