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Mini Reviews: Killers of the Flower Moon and Two Can Keep a Secret

KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON BY DAVID GRANN

4****

“History is a merciless judge. It lays bare our tragic blunders and foolish missteps and exposes our most intimate secrets, wielding the power of hindsight like an arrogant detective who seems to know the end of the mystery from the outset.”

This is a well written and researched account of a terrible injustice against the Osage Indians in Kansas. I won't outline the story, except to say I was shamefully ignorant of it, though only about a hundred years have passed since these murders. Grann chose a compelling story to tell and one that deserves more attention. It reads like fiction - which I wish it were - and I feel certain this story will stay in my mind for quite some time to come. I definitely recommend it!

TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET BY KAREN MCMANUS

2**

I really struggled with this one, and I know I'm in minority here, but the story just didn't hook me. It felt a little been-there-done-that, which may just be because I read a lot of crime fiction. I felt the face was a little slow and though I liked a number of the characters, I didn't connect with them enough to feel very engaged in the story. It's not a ad book by any means, just not for me.

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