True crime reading is not really my thing and yet this book premise and cover caught my attention as it was set in 1932 Natchez, Mississippi and told the true story of Jennie Surget Merrill, a women who once belonged to a society where While Mansions, wealth, Souther aristocracy and plantations were all part of her life. Now a recluse, a brutal shooting rocks Natchez and the case become known as the Goat Castle Murder.
Extremely well researched and so much history about the South and the South Cotton culture and and characters involved in this case. I got a little bogged down with all the background information on all the characters and second half of the book did drag but overall an interesting and informative read and I really enjoyed reading about the Souther culture and the architecture of the South.
My thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read an advanced copy in return for an honest review.