My jaw dropped when the connection to Lizzie Borden was revealed. Just for that, people might find this book interesting. Crane explores the social and cultural roles of mothers and sons in the late 1600s in Rhode Island. It's not a murder mystery. You won't know whodunit. Those interested in witchcraft, Native Americans and crime, mother-son relationships, and even elder care will be interested in the history and primary source analysis performed by Crane. A scintillating read. She kept it simple and short, but she does recover a lot of the same ground from different perspectives. I skipped through some of the analysis of the trial (and re-trials).