Lizzie Borden took an axe
And gave her mother forty whacks.
When she saw what she had done,
She gave her father forty-one.
Or did she?
This is the story of Lizzie Borden and what happened that fateful day when her father and step-mother were brutally murdered. Did she do it or did someone else? All throughout the book, you are second guessing what you know. Did Lizzie do it? Or was it her Uncle? Was it the maid? Was it a drifter? It is difficult to assess whether Lizzie really did it, although she is a weird one and you are left saying to yourself, there is no doubt this whack job (must be where the term comes from) did it.
For the author to dive into the mind of Lizzie Borden is a scary feat. I am actually surprised she made it out alive.
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