Bury Me Deep : A timeless portrait of the dark side of desire ... Paperback
by Megan Abbott
In October 1931, a station agent found two large trunks abandoned in LA's South Pacific Train Station.
What he found inside ignited one of the most scandalous tabloid sensations of the decade.
Inspired by this notorious true crime, Bury Me Deep is the story of Marion Seeley, a young woman abandoned in Phoenix by her husband.
At the medical clinic where she finds a job, Marion becomes fast friends with Louise, a vivacious nurse, and her roommate, Ginny.
Before long, the demure Marion is swept up in the exuberant life of the girls, who supplement their scant income by entertaining the town's most powerful men with wild parties.
At one of these events, Marion meets-and falls hard for-the charming Joe Lanigan, a local rogue and politician on the rise, whose ties to all three women bring events to a dramatic and deadly collision.
A story born of Depression-era desperation and Jazz Age nostalgia, Bury Me Deep - with its hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex, and shifting loyalties - is a timeless portrait of the dark side of desire.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
- Publication Date: 04/07/2009
- Category: Crime & mystery
- ISBN: 9781847396334
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Review by smik
In October 1931, a station agent found two large trunks abandoned in Los Angeles' Southern Pacific Station. What he found inside ignited one of the most scandalous tabloid sensations of the decade.BURY ME DEEP is a story of naivete, of corruption, and of drug addiction.Marion Seeley is left on her own in Phoenix by her husband who goes off to Mexico to simultaneously overcome his own drug addiction and to make his fortune. Marion, who really knows very little of the seamier side of life, goes to work at a medical clinic and is befriended by Louise and her roommate Ginny. Ginny is dying from TB and her treatments are expensive. To pay for them (and to live the "high life") Louise entertains powerful men with wild parties. She introduces Marion to Joe Lanigan, local politician, and as corrupt as they come. From that point on Marion's future spirals downwards.BURY ME DEEP is an appalling story told so authentically that in the end you just can't believe what happened to Marion.The tension continues to build right into the final pages.