As soon as I started reading, I knew this was exactly what I was looking for in a thriller ... I adore books about people on the run, and In Her Bones is one of the best I’ve read in quite some time. Edie is unlike any other heroine I’ve encountered in recent years, and I loved her originality. She has a moral code all her own, but Ms. Moretti does a great job helping readers sympathize with her ... She does experience a great deal of personal growth over the course of the novel, but not in an unbelievable way ... It takes a lot to surprise me, since I read a ton of thrillers, but I was completely caught off guard when the identity of Peter’s killer was finally revealed. Somehow, I never saw it coming ... She’s a very skilled writer, and I can’t wait to immerse myself in another one of her dark thrillers.
In Her Bones challenges readers to consider the family members of the accused as collateral damage worthy of our compassion ... Moretti’s choice to write chapters from Brandt’s point of view gives readers more information than any one character can possess ... we are also at a remove, viewing the larger picture like a film director ... While fundamentally a novel of suspense, Edie’s internal musings about the world around her lean toward the poetic ... The heightened language takes In Her Bones to a higher level than the standard thriller. Readers will enjoy this book for the suspense and plot twists, but love it for the skill and mastery Moretti has for her craft.
In Her Bones grabbed me from the very beginning. It is a masterfully crafted, multilayered novel that deals primarily with family dynamics, the consequences of dysfunctionality and childhood trauma ... Author Kate Moretti manages to cover all the angles, making the story deep and dynamic ... complex, honest and heartbreaking. It is much more than merely a mystery and is well worth reading.