The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

 
 

Reviewed by our very own Hannah Anderson Gough!

If you enjoyed the podcast Serial, this is a book for you!

True crime literature doesn't do it justice, as the author Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevichsuccessfully weaves in her own story. We don't live in a black and white world where people who commit crimes are wholly evil. However, how does one come to terms with a man who has confessed and is indeed guilty of a child's murder? Ricky is on death row when we first meet him and Alexandra is a young law student, but the story takes you back to the very beginning of both of their childhoods to try to make sense of it all. If you are ready for the journey, I cannot recommend this book enough. It reads like a thriller while calling into question the very essence of who we are as human beings.

Isabella Smith