Book Review: Marrow by Tarryn Fisher

MarrowTitle: Marrow
Author: Tarryn Fisher
Publication Date: April 16, 2015
Pages: 294
Format: e-Book
Source: Bought
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Thriller/Romance


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 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.
Margo Moon grew up in a poor, depressed, drug infested area outside of Seattle called the Bone.  Anyone who lived in the Bone, knew of only the life that existed there and very few ever made it out.  Margo lived with her mother who was by all means abusive.  Not physically, but verbally and mentally.  She was told her whole life that she was fat and ugly and had no worth.  She lived a sad and hopeless life all alone.  Her life saw a glimmer of hope when she befriended a boy named Judah, who was crippled and in a wheelchair since he was very young.  Even though he was handicapped, he was full of life and he made her feel worthy and alive and gave meaning to her life that up until then she never imagined possible.  Together they would dream of leaving and one day starting over in a new place like Seattle.   

After a young girl goes missing and no one is ever charged with the crime, Margo begins to notice many wrong doings in the Bone and begins to take matters into her own hands.  But this will change her and once she starts there may be no turning back.

This was a great read and Tarryn Fisher’s writing just sucks me in.  Margo was such a unique character that I just wanted to hug her and tell her that yes she was somebody.  And that she was worthy of everything and anything.  Tarryn’s vivid descriptions will bring you right to that neighborhood, that sidewalk, the corner store, the crime scene and into the lonely home she grew up in.  There were many twists to this novel and at times I was shocked where it went to, but I really enjoyed this one.  

FYI…. You may want to read Tarryn Fisher’s Mud Vein (awesome) before reading Marrow as there is a reference to a character from that one in Marrow.  To be honest, I didn’t know about Mud Vein until after I read Marrow and absolutely nothing was ruined for me.  But… had I known, I may have read that one first, just saying. 


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