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- Listening Length: 10 hours and 7 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Audible Studios
- Audible.com Release Date: September 6, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01KIQ8CJG
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Overall, Marrow is a good book about a sad and lonely girl who is consumed by the world she lives in. This is not a love story. This is not a story where the ending will leave you feeling happy and satisfied. This is a dark story about revenge. It is a story about a girl who lives her life based on the circumstances in which she was brought up in. It's a story of a girl who turns into a woman who may or may not be delusional. But it is also a story about seeking revenge for the innocents who have been wronged in life. It's not an easy book to read. It's graphic, sad (not in a way that will make you cry, but in a way that you will FEEL for the injustice bestowed upon the people of Bone), and twisted.
The first half of this book was really depressing, about a girl named Margo who lived a really crappy life in a really crappy neighborhood. Abuse, drugs, murders, absent parents... You name it, it happened. I honestly didn't know how much longer I was going to be able to stick it out and not throw this thing in the DNF pile, but I did, and I'm so thankful that my gut told me not to.
I'm still have lots of questions about how it ended, but my mind was blown during the last 25%. I can't even hardly wrap my head around it, but it was pretty freaking brilliant.
Tarryn Fisher weaved a twisted psychological tale with so many layers built into the main character, Margo, and her writing flowed seamlessly while peeling back Margo's layers one dark and twisted piece at a time.
Like MUD VEIN, MARROW is also built around suspense and features a heroine who is not very likable but is also highly sympathetic. Margo is a girl who lives in a low-income suburb in Seattle called "the Bone." Many of the people there are involved in petty crime of some form or another. They're the types of people who slip through the cracks, who don't report crimes because the deck is stacked against them.
Margo's mother is a prostitute and resents her existence. The two of them live in a house that Margo calls "the eating house" - because it's devouring her slowly, I guess. We follow her from young girl to young woman, and as she gets older, she becomes more and more aware of the injustices that occur in the Bone, and it slowly makes her angrier and angrier - until she loses it, and decides to take matters into her own hands. Her journey is utterly fascinating. I haven't been this engrossed by a heroine since Gillian Flynn's GONE GIRL. It's got that same sort of "descent" if you know what I mean.
MARROW is definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you enjoy dark stories and tales of suspense, with anti-heroes and revenge, this will be a good story for you. It reminded me of Caroline Kepnes's YOU and Jeff Lindsay's DARKLY DREAMING DEXTER in many ways, and I think there's a lot of crossover appeal for readers who enjoyed those stories. It has that same sense of morality play meets procedural drama. I can't wait to read the rest of this author's books.
P.S. Characters from MUD VEIN appear in this book. I picked up on some of the clues early on and wasn't sure if it was meant to be a sneaky Easter Egg - but it was! And then it turned into a full-on cameo. I was so excited, I literally bounced in my chair. I love it when authors do this.
4.5 out of 5 stars