The long awaited release of Marrow by Tarryn Fisher is finally upon us. Are you ready to #MeetMargo?
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.
With certain authors, I get nervous when they release a new book in case I don’t love it like I did their previous. When it comes to Tarryn’s books, that’s probably when I’m at my most nervous–and not even because I’m worried I might not like it. But because it’s impossible to know what kind of story you will get when you turn that first page and every one after it; what kinds emotions she will wring from you with every wicked twist and turn; what kind of emotional state you will be in when you reach the end. Yeah. It’s safe to say that if you pick up a book by Tarryn’s Fisher, you are in for one hell of a ride.
Though both standalones, there is a link between Tarryn’s 2014 release, Mud Vein, and Marrow. After finishing Mud Vein within hours of its release, I was left with lots of questions, so I was extremely happy to have one of them unexpectedly answered in Marrow. I LOVED the link!! It proved once again how cleverly Tarryn Fisher’s mind works, and she continues to reign supreme as the Evil Queen of Romance.
There are a few books that I could name and say if you liked them you’d love Marrow, but 1, I don’t want to give away anything at all about the plot so I won’t name them, and 2, though they are similar, they are also very different from what Tarryn delivers in Marrow. It was one of those books where you think, am I wrong for liking this character? But I didn’t care because I loved everything that she stood for, and given the chance, I’d happily devour even more about Margo Moon.
Storyline aside, Tarryn is undoubtedly one of the strongest, most talented writers out there to this day. I think that’s the one thing that you can always guarantee when you pick up one of her books. How she manages to write the intense, twisted stories that she does with such class and elegance is beyond me. I’ve read everything she has released to date and every book I read just solidifies the fact that I will continue to do so.
Authors like Tarryn Fisher don’t come around often, and if you haven’t yet revelled in her true greatness, well…baby, you’re crazy.