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All These Bodies | Review

Rating - ⭐⭐⭐

"Sixteen bloodless bodies. Two teenagers. One impossible explanation.

Summer 1958—a string of murders plagues the Midwest. The victims are found in their cars and in their homes—even in their beds—their bodies drained, but with no blood anywhere.

September 19- the Carlson family is slaughtered in their Minnesota farmhouse, and the case gets its first lead: 15-year-old Marie Catherine Hale is found at the scene. She is covered in blood from head to toe, and at first she’s mistaken for a survivor. But not a drop of the blood is hers.

Michael Jensen, son of the local sheriff, yearns to become a journalist and escape his small-town. He never imagined that the biggest story in the country would fall into his lap, or that he would be pulled into the investigation, when Marie decides that he is the only one she will confess to.

As Marie recounts her version of the story, it falls to Michael to find the truth: What really happened the night that the Carlsons were killed? And how did one girl wind up in the middle of all these bodies?"


All These Bodies is a standalone YA horror novel by Kendare Blake.

I don't have much to say about this book because, well, not much happened in this. This had the promise of an interesting story, but this book gave me absolutely nothing. More or less, this follows a teenage boy who is the only person a serial murder suspect will talk to.

Interesting in theory, but a long-winded investigation by someone who is in no way qualified to conduct one was not exactly my definition of a good time. This was made worse when the results of said investigation were not satisfactory, at all, because the story leaves you hanging.

If you are looking for an intense and complex murder investigation, this is not it. This might sound a bit harsh, but I found it to be a bit of a snooze-fest, and I will most likely forget that I even read this.

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