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A deeply atmospheric novel by a startling new Australian talent; an incredibly unique look inside the mind of Lizzie Borden, famously accused of murdering her father and stepmother in 1892.
About the book
On 4 August 1892 Andrew and Abby Borden were murdered in their home in Fall River, Massachusetts. During the inquest into the deaths, Lizzie Borden was arrested and charged with the murder of her father and her stepmother.
Through the eyes of Lizzie’s sister Emma, the housemaid Bridget, the enigmatic stranger Benjamin and the beguiling Lizzie herself, we return to what happened that day in Fall River.
Lizzie Borden took an axe. Or did she?
In store 28 March 2017.
Rights sold in seven territories. Film rights sold.
About the author
After completing a Bachelor of Arts (Professional writing and editing), a Master of Arts (Creative Writing), and a Graduate Diploma of Information Management, Sarah Schmidt currently works as a Reading & Literacy Coordinator (read: a fancy librarian) at a regional public library.
She lives in Melbourne with her partner and daughter. See What I Have Done is her first novel. Follow her on Twitter at @ikillnovel.
‘Eerie and compelling, Sarah Schmidt breathes such life into the terrible, twisted tale of Lizzie Borden and her family, she makes it impossible to look away.’—Paula Hawkins, bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
‘Haunting, evocative and psychologically taut, See What I Have Done breathes fresh life into the infamous 19th-century murder case surrounding Lizzie Borden. This is a powerful, beautifully researched debut novel that brings us into contact with the recurring American dramas of violence and retribution while summoning the beguiling voices of the past.’—Dominic Smith, author of the New York Times bestseller The Last Painting of Sara De Vos
Read a sample chapter of the book here.
Reading copy giveaway
For your chance to receive one of 5 advance reading copies of See What I Have Done, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The first 5 people to respond will win a copy.