Sundown at Sunrise – Review

Sundown at Sunrise by Marty Seifert

Published in 2016

Pages: 366

Genre: True crime, historical fiction

“Henry Petrie was a proper Episcopalian who was prominent and well known in western Redwood County, a large rural county in southwestern Minnesota.”

Intimate and accurate details are absolutely integral to creating realism within fiction; Sundown at Sunrise by Marty Seifert, however, places all of these details in all the wrong places. The novel tells the fictionalized account of a real ax murder in 1917 rural Minnesota, but what promises to be a thrilling story of love and murder serves better as an instruction manual for early 20th century mechanisms and courting practices. Continue reading “Sundown at Sunrise – Review”