by Tarryn Fisher
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In the Bone there is a house. In the house there is a girl. In the girl there is a darkness.Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn’t spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible. It’s not until she develops a friendship with her wheelchair-bound neighbor, Judah Grant, that things begin to change. When a neighborhood girl, seven-year-old Neveah Anthony, goes missing, Judah sets out to help Margo uncover what happened to her. What Margo finds changes her, and with a new perspective on life, she’s determined to find evil and punish it–targeting rapists and child molesters, one by one. But hunting evil is dangerous, and Margo risks losing everything, including her own soul.
Marrow by Tarryn Fisher with its clever cover and tempting synopsis found its way into my TBR pile. A recent blogger review bumped it up my pile and I devoured it during the March Take Control of Your TBR Challenge. Twisted, addictive, dark, brilliant and gritty I devoured Marrow.
Five reasons to grab Marrow and unplug
- Marrow offers a strong protagonists and well developed storylines that pull you in from the opening pages. If you want a dark thriller with a bit of mystery and plenty of mind-twisting fuckery this book is for you. A few scenes go very dark and as the book progresses they become more detailed. Be warned there are a few triggers in this story. View Spoiler »Violence, witness torture, murder of a child, child abuse, witness attempted rape. « Hide Spoiler
- Tarryn Fisher has a wonderful flow to her writing and I quickly slipped in. The author allowed me to identify with Margo, and feel the despair in Bone. Margo lives in the Bone, a very depressed area of the city where folks struggle to makes ends meet and crack babies thrive . Fisher’s description of Margo’s home, “the food house” and secondary characters brought life to this tale.
- You like superheroes, vigilantes and Jessica Jones. Margo’s friendship with Judah and the catalyst that transforms her were brilliantly told allowing the reader to experience a plefora of emotions.
- You like the idea of strong friendships with a hint of romance, but do not require the swoon. This leans heavily on darker aspects as Margo escapes Bone and evolves. Her friendship with Judah hints at romance but stays firmly in the friendship zone.
- Marrow was well paced and for once, a plot twist took me by surprise. It occurs around the seventy-six percent mark. What? OMG! I was holding my breath and murmuring. It was such a rush. I love a killer twist or reveal and Fisher nailed it. The final chapters were gritty, dark, twisted and addictive.
Original and captivating Marrow gave me one heck of a ride. Marrow is a standalone novel but I discovered afterwards that there is a tie in to characters/reveals found in Mud Vein. It sounds twisted! Recommended for fans of You and Dexter.
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