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Book 83 of 2020 - Only the Women Are Burning

Author: Nancy Burke

Publication Date: Oct. 1, 2020

Publisher: Apprentice House Publishing

Format: Physical Book - thanks to Booksforward

Started: Nov. 28, 2020

Finished: Nov. 30, 2020

In the suburbs of New Jersey, women are bursting into flames and authorities have no idea why. The main character, Cassandra, is a housewife who happens to be in the right place at the right time and catches one of the first burnings in person. Cassandra looks into what could be causing only to find a truly natural reason for the deaths.

The premise of this book caught my attention and made me curious as to how the author would handle the topic. Sadly, it was very different then what I thought it would be. I found the story to be slow and had far too many side stories while the main plot was convoluted enough. It shows that the author carried about the topic as she put the time into explaining the thoughts behind Cassandra's theories and why she felt the way she did. This story will have many fans but I believe it was just not enough to make me interested in reading more.

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