I have finally finished this book which seemed to take awhile, but not because I didn't find it totally engrossing. I have been attempting to read a few books at once and I don't think I will do that again. I found this true crime story to be totally intriguing, interesting and at times, overwhelming in its horror. Lynne sent me this book and you can read her excellent review on one of her recent blog posts. The author also left a comment!
The story takes place in early 1900's in Olalla, Washington (where the author lives) and centers around Linda Burfield Hazzard, known as the "fasting doctor." She was not a medical doctor, but portrayed herself as such. She believed that strict fasting was the secret to good health and to healing most illnesses. Two sisters, Dora and Claire Williamson, became interested in this therapy and likewise, suffered the consequences.
After I finished this book I went online to find out any other additional information about this notorious story. Read this book!!! Fascinating!!!