Monday, September 17, 2018

Review: In Her Bones by Kate Moretti

In Her Bones
by Kate Moretti

Publisher: Atria Books
Pages: 320
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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…

Kritters Thoughts:  I have read almost all of Kate Moretti's books and they are all unique and such good reads.  Lilith Wade was arrested for killing six women and usually a mystery/thriller would completely focus on her serial killing and her victims, but not this book.  This book focuses on her son and daughter that are left out in the world trying to live with the consequences of what she did.  

Edie Beckett was such an interesting character to follow.  She was on the cusp of being unreliable and I liked that I was wondering if I should trust if she was a good person in the middle of all of the chaos.  When one of the surviving victims of her mother's past is murdered and she was in the middle of it, Edie goes on the run and must solve the murder to prove her own innocence.  

I judge most mystery/thrillers on who ends up being the killer and if I feel like I missed some clues or if it is from left field - I HATE when it is from left field.  This one surprised me but in all the good ways.  I always say if I want to reread to see if I can find the killer faster the second time that is a good sign for a mystery thriller read.  I could have started this one the minute I finished to see if I can find the clues!

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2018 Challenge: 74 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Atria Books.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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