The Blonde Bookworm: In Her Bones by Kate Moretti

In Her Bones by Kate Moretti

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Title: In Her Bones 
Author: Kate Moretti 
Publishing: September 4th 2018 by Atria Books
Pages: 320


Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction, media frenzy, and the release of an unauthorized biography, her thirty-year-old daughter Edie Beckett is just trying to survive out of the spotlight. She’s a recovering alcoholic with a dead-end city job and an unhealthy codependent relationship with her brother.

Edie also has a disturbing secret: a growing obsession with the families of Lilith’s victims. She’s desperate to see how they’ve managed—or failed—to move on. While her escalating fixation is a problem, she’s careful to keep her distance. That is, until she crosses a line and a man is found murdered.

Edie quickly becomes the prime suspect—and while she can’t remember everything that happened the night of the murder, she’d surely remember killing someone. With the detective who arrested her mother hot on her trail, Edie goes into hiding. She’s must get to the truth of what happened that night before the police—or the real killer—find her.

Unless, of course, she has more in common with her mother than she’s willing to admit…

Perfect for fans of Ruth Ware, In Her Bones features Moretti’s “riveting and insightful” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) prose and “chillingly satisfying” (Publishers Weekly) twists, and will leave you questioning the nature of guilt, obsession, and the toxicity of familial ties.


In Her Bones begins with a bang and the action and mystery don't let up until the very end. This novel was so different from most suspense/mystery novels because the main narrator is the suspect of the crime. I loved that the main character wasn't the detective. Edie was such an interesting character and I enjoyed following her logic and seeing how her brain worked. 

This novel is a little darker than Moretti's previous works, but I really enjoyed the pace and the overall feel of the novel. It kept me on my toes and had me constantly guessing until the end. I definitely had some ideas of how I thought it would end, but I never felt it to be too predictable. 

All in all, In her Bones was a fast paced and entertaining suspense read and it had me captivated from the first page to the very last. I would highly recommend it to readers who enjoy Ruth Ware novels or other suspense novels with leading female characters. Thank you to NetGalley and Atria for sending this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

Rating 3.5/5


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