Monday, March 14, 2016

Review: Marrow by Tarryn Fischer

Title: Marrow
Author: Tarryn Fischer
Series: Stand Alone
Published: April 18, 2015
Source: Purchased
Genre: Psychological/Mystery
My Rating: 4 Stars


Book Description:
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. 








Tarryn Fisher has become a go to author for me when I want something emotional, original, and unlike anything I can possible describe nor ever be able to dream up.

With her ability to create something controversy and put new spins and shed new light on it until they are almost unrecognizable and before you know it, you are rooting for it, good or bad, right or wrong. 

That is exactly what she did with Marrow. She put the unthinkable and made it not only believable but someone heartbreaking in it's honesty. Before we know it, we are rooting for the anti-hero and all her revenge glory. 

Justifying her wrongs in the name of rights. 

Fisher once again gave us a psychological thriller with very little effort and a whole lot of emotion until we too are just as twisted up and sometimes even as confused and broken,  as the characters themselves.



56 comments:

  1. I haven't read anything by her, but I really want to because they sound amazing. I love a good anti hero, so I'm going to have to check this one out.
    Lovely review, Ali!

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    1. This wasn't a favorite but still really good. Either way just read her, she is amazing.

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  2. You got me at psychological thriller. I love that cover art too! Is her Opportunist series a pay thriller too?

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    1. No it isn't but it is really good. It's more contemporary than anything else.

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  3. I read one book by Tarryn and I wasn't a fan. There was nothing wrong with the writing but she was a little too dark for my taste. Glad you enjoyed it though.

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    1. This is pretty dark too so it probably wouldn't be for you either. ;)

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  4. I've never heard of Tarryn Fischer before. This sounds interesting. I do like dark stories. Adding to TBR pile. :-)

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

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    1. Definitely try her, all her stuff is so out there but in a good way.

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  5. What a cool cover Kindlemom and your review has me really intrigued. I want it! Thanks for adding to my tower of pisa reads ;-) LOL

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    1. It does have a great cover and thanks Debbie!

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  6. Never hear of this author, but this definitely sounds really great, I love psychological thrillers even though I havent read many lately.

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    1. I really do too and need to read more.

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  7. Why have I not read this..it screams my kinda read!!

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    1. This is your kind of read Kim and if I remember right, Christy loved it too.

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  8. I love the cover for this book it is so strange and curious. I'm definitely going to want to check it out and see what happens with this anti-heroine.

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  9. I was on a psychological thriller kick a couple of weeks ago, I should have tried this author.

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    1. You should have, she has at least two that I've tried and really loved.

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  10. Oh this sounds quite good! I love psychological novels that aren't afraid to focus on the dark and gritty of the world.

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  11. I really can't wait to read more of her books. I love her Love Me With Lies trilogy. Sadly, I'm afraid to finish Never Never since I read that book three disappoints. I know I will since my OCD demands I finish since I read the first 2.

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    1. I haven't tried her Never Never yet for the same reason but I know that I will at some point.

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  12. I haven't read anything by her yet, but I would like to! I love a good psychological read though so I'll have to add this one to my to read list for sure. Great review!

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  13. This sounds really interesting! I will most definitely check it out!

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  14. I will have to add this to my TBR, very intriguing for sure.

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  15. I've seen this author's name around before, but I haven't read anything by her. It does take quite a writing to change the reader's mind about the anti-hero and for us to root for her.

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    1. She is really good at making you like people there is no way you would otherwise in all of her books.

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  16. This sounds like a book for me and I've wanted to try a book by this author. Oh you had me at twisty psychological thriller. :D

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    1. Definitely try her. Her Mud Vein was my absolute favorite but so far they have all been great.

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  17. Her books terrify me. Hers and Ms. Leah Raeder.

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    1. LOL I can see why. They are definitely darker. I haven't tried Leah yet but I've heard good things. ;)

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  18. Love the cover and this thriller sounds like something I could love.

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  19. I know I have at least one of her books but I'm afraid to read it. I've heard they are super emotional. I'm glad you enjoyed this though!

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    1. They can be but this one wasn't too bad.

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  20. Yesssssssss! She a go to author for me too. This was really good and slightly odd in the best way.

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  21. I am not familiar with the author. This is YA? It does sound kinda dark, which is sometimes good but sometimes not so good for me-depending on the subject matter. I am intrigued :)

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    1. Not really YA more like a YA NA crossover since her age varies but mostly NA I think.

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  22. I've never read anything by Tarryn Fischer but this sounds interesting. And an anti-hero that you'll end up rooting for? Sounds like my thing :)

    czai @ the Blacksheep Project

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    1. It is fun when that happens and it's hard to resist an anti-hero. ;)

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  23. Sounds fantastic!!! I LOVE psychological thrillers!!!

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  24. I'm happy to hear this one is good, I have had it sitting on my shelf for months now. Definitely need to hurry up and get to it! :)

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    1. It was sitting on mine for a while as well. ;)

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  25. Wow! What with reading the blurb alone, this book sounds simply gratifying and utterly engrossing. It definitely sounds like one of those books that make you "feel." Thanks for sharing this one!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!

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  26. Great review! I love Tarryn and this book is seriously like no other! The writing, as always, captivated me!

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  27. My friends Megan and Eva looove Tarryn Fishers books. I've read 3 (a series) and I really loved them. This one doesn't appeal to me for some reason.

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    1. This had a very different feel than her others ones. ;)

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