In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
See What I Have Done is an imaginative re-telling of the violent murders of Andrew and Abby Borden. Though the case is 100 years old, the mystery and suspicion surrounding their daughter Lizzie, captivates even still. Sarah Schmidt uses the known facts of the case, while also playing with many presumptions about it—mostly that Lizzie was the murderer—to paint a picture of the likely events.
The story follows the murders and their aftermaths from the perspectives of their daughter Lizzie; her sister, Emma; the maid Bridget; and a drifter, Benjamin.
While this is Schmidt’s debut novel, it is strongly written, and Schmidt’s mastery of language means that the switch between the four character perspectives is seamless. Each has their own voice and none hinder the narrative.
Schmidt’s debut is so powerful that despite already knowing the ending, I found myself rushing to the finish for answers, desperate for meaning in other people’s actions. Not for those with a fragile disposition, this book finds thrills in the complex and often abstruse decisions of the human mind.