Ionia F, Reviewer
I'm actually surprised after reading this book, to learn that there has only been one major case of someone claiming blood libel in the history of the US since it was such a prevalent thing in Europe. This book looks mostly at this single incident in the US, with a small portion of background history on blood libel in general. This book becomes very political in the second half, and I have to admit, that although I found the core of the story interesting, that portion didn't really appeal to me. Small town politics were important in this case, but I didn't feel the reader needed all the details they got from reading this. It felt a bit monotonous. Overall, I thought this was an interesting book and was glad to see that the child in question turned out to be fine after all. Still, I felt this book could have been revised further to make it more interesting. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the publisher, provided through Netgalley. All opinions are my own.