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Burial Rites: A Novel

Burial Rites - Hannah Kent This was an unexpected good read. I had no idea what I was in for when I started this gem.

This is a historical fiction book based on the real life events of the murder of 2 people in Iceland in the early 1800's. I have read a few "Nordic Noir" books in the recent past. One thing that always stays with me is the extreme conditions. This author, Hannah Kent, did an excellent job with her characters. I really grew to like Agnes (the accused murderess). Did she really do what she has been accused of? Did she deserve to be executed? Is the sentence going to be carried out? What of the family that she must stay with until her scheduled execution?

This was an excellent first book for Ms Kent and I will definitely be looking out for more of her books.