In Her Bones
New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti’s next “exceptional…emotionally astute, [and] deliciously sinister” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) thriller follows the daughter of a convicted serial killer who finds herself at the center of a murder investigation.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 Details

TitleIn Her Bones
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseSep 4th, 2018
PublisherAtria Books
ISBN-139781501166471
Rating
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

In Her Bones Review

  • Holly B
    January 1, 1970
    This is my third Kate Moretti novel and I am a big fan of her writing style. This one has a dark and twisted theme. I reads just like a true crime story . I recently (today actually) saw a Dr. Phil episode where he interviewed a woman whose father is a notorious serial killer. In the novel, Edie is the daughter of a woman who is a convicted serial killer. Well, it gets even more twisted when Edie gets too close to someone connected to one of her mother's victims. Say what?!!It definitely gets in This is my third Kate Moretti novel and I am a big fan of her writing style. This one has a dark and twisted theme. I reads just like a true crime story . I recently (today actually) saw a Dr. Phil episode where he interviewed a woman whose father is a notorious serial killer. In the novel, Edie is the daughter of a woman who is a convicted serial killer. Well, it gets even more twisted when Edie gets too close to someone connected to one of her mother's victims. Say what?!!It definitely gets interesting and Edie finds herself wanted for murder. She is on the run while professing her innocence. Can she find the real killer before the police catch up with her? Detective Brandt has some history with Edie and knows how she operates. A great crime mystery with more than a few twists. Suspense minus the gore (thank you very much)!Looking forward to more from the talented Kate Moretti.Thanks to Atria Pub/ NG for my ARC. September 4th 2018 pub. date.
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  • Dorie
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed “The Vanishing Year” by this author and was anxious to read her newest book, I was a bit disappointed.30 year old Edie Beckett is trying to get her life together. Fifteen years previously her mother, Lilith, was arrested for the deaths of six women. She was obviously very traumatized by this event and the media frenzy. Now there is an unauthorized biography of her mother and she is just trying to stay out of the limelight. She is a recovering alcoholic and has an unhealthy co-de I really enjoyed “The Vanishing Year” by this author and was anxious to read her newest book, I was a bit disappointed.30 year old Edie Beckett is trying to get her life together. Fifteen years previously her mother, Lilith, was arrested for the deaths of six women. She was obviously very traumatized by this event and the media frenzy. Now there is an unauthorized biography of her mother and she is just trying to stay out of the limelight. She is a recovering alcoholic and has an unhealthy co-dependence on her brother. She has a city job that is unfulfilling but allows her to continue with her obsession, which is trying to discover how the families of her mother’s victims have survived and continued on with their lives. She uses the computer and resources at her job to follow these family members.For the most part she stays away from them physically until she meets someone. Then there is a murder and Edie is the prime suspect, she can’t remember much of the night in question. The police officer who arrested her mother is hot on her trail and the book revolves a lot around what happens after this. This book had so much promise but I have to be honest in saying that I didn’t really feel that “tense, taut” feeling that a psychological thriller should have. I felt that it slowed down in the middle and I felt myself skimming pages to get to the ending. I also had already figured out the plot by then and so for me the ending was a little predictable. I would also have liked some of the other characters, her brother, the police officer, more well defined and “fleshed out”. There are many 5 star reviews for this book so it might just be that I expect a lot out of a book. I will still watch for further books by this talented author. A three star from me means that it is a good book, just not great for me.I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss.
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  • Tziggy
    January 1, 1970
    This book had some real potential. It could have been more condensed or maybe had another twist or piece of the plot added. It seemed to drag at times or that the author was just trying to fill up space with some unnecessary information. All in all the plot was good and you were a bit blindsided at the ending. I would rate it 3.5 stars.
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  • Jamie Rosenblit
    January 1, 1970
    Since The Vanishing Year, I have had to get my hands on all of Moretti's books as soon as I can and I have found them to get better and better with each one I read! In Her Bones has an incredibly interesting premise (you can read it yourself in the description, I'm not big on summarizing in my reviews, which you all know) and asks some thought provoking questions around family and nature vs. nurture - all throughout understanding a serial killer mother (who kills the wives of the men she has aff Since The Vanishing Year, I have had to get my hands on all of Moretti's books as soon as I can and I have found them to get better and better with each one I read! In Her Bones has an incredibly interesting premise (you can read it yourself in the description, I'm not big on summarizing in my reviews, which you all know) and asks some thought provoking questions around family and nature vs. nurture - all throughout understanding a serial killer mother (who kills the wives of the men she has affairs with!!!!) and a daughter who has found herself caught up in a murder investigation of her own (which is also connected to her mother's crimes)! Moretti is such a talented writer and I dare say this is her best yet!Thank you to Atria for an advanced copy. All opinions are my own.
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  • David
    January 1, 1970
    Kate Moretti's IN HER BONES is a suspenseful, whirling spiral of mysteries within mysteries, plot twists you won't see coming, and characters linked by deadly fates that stretch across the years. Moretti's prose is crisp and masterful, her people rich and real. Don't miss this haunting, wild thrill ride.
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  • Linda Strong
    January 1, 1970
    4.5 StarsLilith Wade is sitting on death row. She brutally murdered six women ... all of them wives of the men she had affairs with.Edie Beckett is her daughter. She flies low hoping no one will determine who she really is. An anonymously written book detailing their lives has made her and her brother infamous.Gil Brandt is the detective who caught and arrested Lilith Wade. He's also made Edie a 'cause'. For some reason, he has taken an interest in her life and wants nothing more than for her to 4.5 StarsLilith Wade is sitting on death row. She brutally murdered six women ... all of them wives of the men she had affairs with.Edie Beckett is her daughter. She flies low hoping no one will determine who she really is. An anonymously written book detailing their lives has made her and her brother infamous.Gil Brandt is the detective who caught and arrested Lilith Wade. He's also made Edie a 'cause'. For some reason, he has taken an interest in her life and wants nothing more than for her to live out a normal life.But Edie has an obsession ... she charts all the husbands, friends, and families of the surviving husbands. But when she meets one in person and then spend the night with him .. her life suddenly becomes a real nightmare.The man is murdered, much like the killings of years ago. Is Edie truly her mother's daughter? Is she capable of such a crime? Or is she being framed by someone else? Who can she trust?This is a unique story told in 3 parts ... one is Edie's voice, another is the detective's take and the third is taken from the book. Although Edie hasn't seen her mother since she was a teenager, she has lots of memories. And sometimes she tortures herself with the thought that no one saw her mother for what she was and the things she had done.The characters are well-drawn and credible. I couldn't help but feel for Edie ... and the way she was brought up. She has/had issues that she's trying to come to terms with. I liked the Detective because he could see what Edie could become ... but does he also have a personal agenda? This is the first I've read of this author ... but it definitely won't be the last.Many thanks to the author and TBC Reviewer Request Group (Facebook) for the digital copy of this compelling novel. Opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    RTC on blog tour 🙂
  • Sonja Yoerg
    January 1, 1970
    When Edie, the daughter of a serial killer, becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, she abandons her carefully constructed life and becomes a fugitive. Edie is constantly looking for cracks in her veneer which might allow the legacy of her mother to leak through, so her internal torment amplifies the very real dangers surrounding her. Edie is a fascinating heroine and as her history and that of her mother unfolded, I flipped the pages faster and faster, slowing only for the hairpin When Edie, the daughter of a serial killer, becomes the prime suspect in a murder investigation, she abandons her carefully constructed life and becomes a fugitive. Edie is constantly looking for cracks in her veneer which might allow the legacy of her mother to leak through, so her internal torment amplifies the very real dangers surrounding her. Edie is a fascinating heroine and as her history and that of her mother unfolded, I flipped the pages faster and faster, slowing only for the hairpin plot twists and bullseye insights. Driven by Moretti’s signature pulsating prose, IN HER BONES is emotionally nuanced and wickedly clever. I dare you to guess the ending.
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  • Betsy
    January 1, 1970
    I received In Her Bones by Kate Moretti in a giveaway sponsored by the publisher. Review is unbiased.This is the second book I have read by this author. Something about both her books sound familiar to me. I feel like the stories are not original. I found the book to be a tad slow for my liking. Don't let me review deter you. Others seem to really enjoy her writing style. It is just not preference. 3.5 stars
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  • Janet
    January 1, 1970
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti’s next “exceptional…emotionally astute, [and] deliciously sinister” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) thriller follows the daughter of a convicted serial killer who finds herself at the center of a murder investigation.Fifteen years ago, Lilith Wade was arrested for the brutal murder of six women. After a death row conviction I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- New York Times bestselling author Kate Moretti’s next “exceptional…emotionally astute, [and] deliciously sinister” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) thriller follows the daughter of a convicted serial killer who finds herself at the center of a murder investigation.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.Kate Moretti returns with her crown as mistress/master of the thriller genre intact! This book was deftly written and it kept gobsmacking me with details and storylines that kept me saying WTF out loud, much to the bewilderment of my husband who wondered what was eliciting such a response.This book takes you on twists and turns you could never imagine once picking up and starting to read the book: I read it last night and was so caught up in it that I had the family go to the Canada Day fireworks without me so I didn’t have to put the book down! This will elicit so many conversations at book clubs over nature vs nurture and co-dependency. My only complaint was that Edie was so passive aggressive at times during said co-dependency that I wanted to reach into the pages and slap some sense into her. Nonetheless, four shiny stars!
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  • Jessica Strawser
    January 1, 1970
    Suspense at its best: A chilling voice, an unlikely heroine, a haunting story. IN HER BONES is Kate Moretti at the top of her game. Don't miss this one!
  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    Lilith Wade was arrested 15 years ago for murdering 6 women and her 30 yo daughter is now trying to keep a low profile.Edie Beckett knows her mom is on death row and refuses to allow it to define her life.Now a recovering alcoholic with a dead end job and co dependency she has a twisted obsession with her mother's victims.A man is found murdered and the truth must be found. Edie sadly is our #1 suspect as she's a chip off the old block or is she?Wade has a laundry list of personality disorders : Lilith Wade was arrested 15 years ago for murdering 6 women and her 30 yo daughter is now trying to keep a low profile.Edie Beckett knows her mom is on death row and refuses to allow it to define her life.Now a recovering alcoholic with a dead end job and co dependency she has a twisted obsession with her mother's victims.A man is found murdered and the truth must be found. Edie sadly is our #1 suspect as she's a chip off the old block or is she?Wade has a laundry list of personality disorders : borderline personality disorder, NPD, Anti-Social , Bipolar, Obsessive Compulsive and severe depression to name just a few.Could her own daughter be suffering from similar?Peter Lipsky is dead and Edie was the last to see him alive.This doesn't look good...Kate has done it again!Thank you Kate Moretti, her publisher, NetGalley, and Aldiko for this amazing ARC in exchange for this honest review.
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  • Kathleen
    January 1, 1970
    IN HER BONES takes the serial killer genre and adds an interesting twist: Instead of chronicling the murders of the serial killer Lilith Wade or the terror she wreaked on her victims, it gives us the life of someone who loved Lilith, someone who saw her as something other than a monster. That person is Lilith's daughter Edie, now an adult and shuffling through life under the shadow of her mother's crimes. When Edie is linked to a murder victim, she quickly becomes the prime suspect as people ass IN HER BONES takes the serial killer genre and adds an interesting twist: Instead of chronicling the murders of the serial killer Lilith Wade or the terror she wreaked on her victims, it gives us the life of someone who loved Lilith, someone who saw her as something other than a monster. That person is Lilith's daughter Edie, now an adult and shuffling through life under the shadow of her mother's crimes. When Edie is linked to a murder victim, she quickly becomes the prime suspect as people assume that, like her mother, violence runs in her bones.I was hooked immediately by the intriguing premise — can a person who was raised by a serial killer ever truly live a normal life? — and I couldn't turn the pages fast enough as Edie sought to clear her own name. She's a complicated, fascinating character, and there were plenty of twists and surprises to keep me hooked until the very end. Definitely pick this one up!NB: Thanks, Netgalley, for the advance copy!
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  • Rebecca
    January 1, 1970
    Thanks to the publisher, via Edelweiss, for an advance e-galley of this book for an honest review.Of the three Kate Moretti books I've read thus far, In Her Bones stands out as my favorite. Diving into the world of Edie Becket, daughter of a notorious serial killer, was really intriguing. Edie is tormented by her fear that she could inherited her mother's murderous traits, and is dedicated to secretly easing the lives of the victims' families. When she gets a little too close to one of the victi Thanks to the publisher, via Edelweiss, for an advance e-galley of this book for an honest review.Of the three Kate Moretti books I've read thus far, In Her Bones stands out as my favorite. Diving into the world of Edie Becket, daughter of a notorious serial killer, was really intriguing. Edie is tormented by her fear that she could inherited her mother's murderous traits, and is dedicated to secretly easing the lives of the victims' families. When she gets a little too close to one of the victim's husbands and he's soon after found murdered, Edie is in a race against the police to find who did it, and ends up having to deal with some of the demons from her past as well. This book has a really creepy ending, and the story along the way (which is interspersed with excerpts from a book about Edie's mother, Lilith, and her crimes, written by an unknown author- one of the mysteries Edie is determined to crack) is quickly paced. It's unpredictable and totally kept me guessing.
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  • Heather Fineisen
    January 1, 1970
    This book was really good until it wasn't. The ending was disjointed and sudden. There are two mysteries. One, who is the murderer and Two, who is the ghostwriter of the true crime book. Neither answer was satisfactory. The build up was well widen and then it just fell apart.Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
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  • Diane
    January 1, 1970
    In Her Bones by author Kate Moretti is a suspenseful psychological thriller. Edie Beckett has secrets, but her secrets are not harmful. Edie has lived since childhood with the overshadowing horror of her mother, Lilith being arrested and imprisoned for killing six women. The way Edie dealt with the trauma of the media circus surrounding her family and trying to live her life, she journaled every day. She kept notebooks of her thoughts and the conversations she had during the day. It was a way of In Her Bones by author Kate Moretti is a suspenseful psychological thriller. Edie Beckett has secrets, but her secrets are not harmful. Edie has lived since childhood with the overshadowing horror of her mother, Lilith being arrested and imprisoned for killing six women. The way Edie dealt with the trauma of the media circus surrounding her family and trying to live her life, she journaled every day. She kept notebooks of her thoughts and the conversations she had during the day. It was a way of putting life into perspective. Edie and her brother Dylan are close and both have had problems since their mothers trial. She has made some mistakes, is a recovering alcoholic, and is now working in the courthouse basement as a clerk. She has become obsessed with the families of the women her mother killed. She runs confidential checks on them and keeps a notebook on each person. Edie wants to know how far reaching the sorrow, grief, and loss of the women shaped the lives of the children who grew up knowing their mother had been murdered. She stalks their media pages and steals identities online, just for her obsessive curiosity.Edie crosses a line between an unreasonable curiosity and feeling a compulsion to interact with the husband of one of the victims, Peter Lipsky. She goes home with him and spends the night. By evening the next day, she is wanted for questioning into the murder of Peter Lipsky! Edie goes on the run to find answers of who killed Peter and why. She doesn't' trust the police and assumes that because her mother was found guilty of murder, then she will be considered a murderer, too.There are twists and turns in the plot of this book. I didn't like the character of Edie. I could not feel compassion for her due to her lies and obsession with cyber-stalking these people. The ending was a bit contrived, but by that time I just wanted to be through with Edie.Publication Date September 4, 2018Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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  • Yaritza
    January 1, 1970
    A thrilling story filled with twist and turns. Can the actions of your parents lead you to the same path they took? Edie is the daughter of a serial killer. She runs obsesses with the surviving children of the victims her mom killed. Can daughter turn out to be just like mother? Of course Edie doesn't call her mom, but Lillith Wade is how she calls her throughout the book. I think calling her by her name and not her mother she can feel like a victim and not part of her family. Moretti brought us A thrilling story filled with twist and turns. Can the actions of your parents lead you to the same path they took? Edie is the daughter of a serial killer. She runs obsesses with the surviving children of the victims her mom killed. Can daughter turn out to be just like mother? Of course Edie doesn't call her mom, but Lillith Wade is how she calls her throughout the book. I think calling her by her name and not her mother she can feel like a victim and not part of her family. Moretti brought us a book which tells us a serial killers story through the voice of her daughter. You get to see how obsessed she has become and how she has some of her mother’s tendency. The story had some great characters. At time I felt it was lacking the thrill and suspense when reading a thriller. The ending wasn't so impactful. Overall, we had a story with a messed up family with psychological issues that made them obsessed with the people who surrounded them, having them commit crimes to keep their family ties.
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  • Jennie Shaw
    January 1, 1970
    Kate Moretti's superpower is writing dynamic female protagonists who lean towards unlikable, which is totally my sweet spot. IN HER BONES had a lot going for it: a potentially genetic and sociopathic legacy, a murder mystery, and second-tier mystery about who wrote a book about said genetic, sociopathic legacy. Edie's obsessive nature and conscious decision to walk in the grey area of morality made her fascinating to watch, and the descriptive prose along with unusual locations (omg the terrible Kate Moretti's superpower is writing dynamic female protagonists who lean towards unlikable, which is totally my sweet spot. IN HER BONES had a lot going for it: a potentially genetic and sociopathic legacy, a murder mystery, and second-tier mystery about who wrote a book about said genetic, sociopathic legacy. Edie's obsessive nature and conscious decision to walk in the grey area of morality made her fascinating to watch, and the descriptive prose along with unusual locations (omg the terrible places Edie stayed!) added extra vibes to my reading experience. Defying typical form, the middle of this book contained my favourite parts, and that in and of itself was impressive. The pace was a bit of a slow burn and the ending wasn't quite what I wanted, but I thoroughly enjoyed IN HER BONES. 4.5 stars. Big thanks to Atria Books for an ARC!
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  • Book Him Danno
    January 1, 1970
    Kate Moretti is able to bring readers into her dark and twisted world where readers will never see what is coming until they read it. The story has more twist and turns than this reader expected. While the story is more of a physiological thriller than mystery as readers follow Edie on her quest to understand those effected by her mothers choices.In her Bones is slow moving for the first half of the book but slowly picks up as Edie struggles with her memories.The author is a master of the unexpe Kate Moretti is able to bring readers into her dark and twisted world where readers will never see what is coming until they read it. The story has more twist and turns than this reader expected. While the story is more of a physiological thriller than mystery as readers follow Edie on her quest to understand those effected by her mothers choices.In her Bones is slow moving for the first half of the book but slowly picks up as Edie struggles with her memories.The author is a master of the unexpected and readers will eat up her books.Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher Atria Books for the advance copy of Kate Moretti In Her Bones.
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  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    This is a fascinating, well written book! Imagine growing up in a seriously dysfunctional family and having your mother arrested for serial murder. The looks, the questions from everyone, asking "how did you not know?" Questioning yourself, "do I have the murder gene?" and looking inside yourself asking "how did I not know?"Beautifully, beautifully done! I loved this book.I received a copy from Goodreads for my review.
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  • Shannon Dyer
    January 1, 1970
    Round up to 4.5 stars. Review to come at AAR.
  • Marisa
    January 1, 1970
    Kate Moretti has done it again. she has created a novel that demands to be read. her strong characters and compelling story line make the reader want to continue the novel and not put the book down.The author advises that the idea of this novel came from the fascination with true crime stories. i am also addicted to these wanting to know what makes the killer tick and yes what happens to not only the victims families but how are those close to the killer affected.i could not stop reading this bo Kate Moretti has done it again. she has created a novel that demands to be read. her strong characters and compelling story line make the reader want to continue the novel and not put the book down.The author advises that the idea of this novel came from the fascination with true crime stories. i am also addicted to these wanting to know what makes the killer tick and yes what happens to not only the victims families but how are those close to the killer affected.i could not stop reading this book. there are multiple layers of suspense--- was lillith really guilty of all the murders they say she committed? is the reason edie folloes "the remainders" sinister or one of compassion? who wrote the true crine version of lilliths story and why remain anonymous? why does the lead detective brand have suxh a strong bond with edie? and does edie stand a chance or is the need to kill imbedded within?all these questions twist and turn to make this a complex and addictive read! coming 9-4-2018. dont miss it! Kate Moretti is one of my FAVORITE authors and just keeps getting better. for fans of gillian flynn (especially dark places) and meghan abott. thanks to the author and Atria for an early read
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  • The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)
    January 1, 1970
    Moretti writes a forward to In Her Bones that really resonated with me. I, too, am so curious about the family of killers. The daughter of The Happy Face Killer had a show on investigation Discovery (my favorite channel) where she had the family of a killer meet with the family of the victims. It was fascinating! I knew going into this book I would be intrigued. The story is told in 1st person from the daughter (Edie) of a female serial killer (Lilith), with some chapters in 3rd person focusing Moretti writes a forward to In Her Bones that really resonated with me. I, too, am so curious about the family of killers. The daughter of The Happy Face Killer had a show on investigation Discovery (my favorite channel) where she had the family of a killer meet with the family of the victims. It was fascinating! I knew going into this book I would be intrigued. The story is told in 1st person from the daughter (Edie) of a female serial killer (Lilith), with some chapters in 3rd person focusing on the detective, or snippets of books/news articles about Lilith.I was really uncomfortable (not in a bad way) with being in Edie's head at times. Inside her head are her thoughts, unfiltered. She knows that following the family of her mom's victim is creepy and so she doesn't let the outside world know that is what she is doing. However, since we are reading her POV, we know she is doing it! She hacks into their lives, stalks them, and even though she does nice things for them when possible, it doesn't negate the fact its creepy! She knows its creepy which makes it even worse I think. Edie has so many issues stemming from the fallout of her mother's crimes. She dropped out of school, she is an alcoholic, she has commitment issues, and a slew of other things I'm sure a therapist would have a field day with! Her brother also has a slew of issues.Obviously, there are murders that occur throughout the story. And confusion about the murders (who, what, why). And stalking (because that is exactly what Edie is doing!). None of them are gruesomely described or exploited in writing for shock value or anything, but the tenor of the book is unsettling and might not be everyone's cup of tea! There are multiple things you are trying to figure out throughout the story from whether or not Colleen was actually a victim of Lilith's, who killed Peter, who is WINPA99 and why are they so involved, and who the heck wrote that damn book. Add in the strange relationship Edie has with Tim and you have more questions than there are pages! I didn't see the story ending quite the way it did, but in hindsight, it made perfect sense. Honestly, I didn't correctly guess the answer to most of those questions but the answers made so much sense I was surprised I didn't see it. Even through all this intrigue, the book FELT long. I think there were sections that could have been cut in order to make the book flow. Perhaps they were left there to help confuse and confound the reader further (totally worked) but I found myself skimming a lot through the middle.
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  • Kathryn
    January 1, 1970
    In Her Bones by Kate Moretti is a gripping read exploring the life of Edie Beckett, the thirty year old daughter of a serial killer. Edie has spent the past 15 years trying to stay under the radar avoiding the backlash of her mother's crimes. Over the years Edie has become fascinated with the lives of the relatives left behind following the murders. Edie documents their lives and movements and loses all sense of boundaries when she becomes too close to one of the survivors, Peter. Edie finds her In Her Bones by Kate Moretti is a gripping read exploring the life of Edie Beckett, the thirty year old daughter of a serial killer. Edie has spent the past 15 years trying to stay under the radar avoiding the backlash of her mother's crimes. Over the years Edie has become fascinated with the lives of the relatives left behind following the murders. Edie documents their lives and movements and loses all sense of boundaries when she becomes too close to one of the survivors, Peter. Edie finds herself as the only suspect in his murder and subsequently runs, going under cover, all the time trying to solve the mystery of who killed Peter. This is an interesting read which touches on the idea of nature v nurture and the devastating effect that a person's upbringing can have on their future. The story had a couple of unexpected twists which reiterated a theme throughout the book, that just because you know all about a person, doesn't mean that you actually know them. This is the first novel I have read by Kate Moretti and I look forward to reading her other books. The story was well written and an easy read with an interesting background story.
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  • Sasha
    January 1, 1970
    First I would like to state that I have received this book through the Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest review. I would like to thank the author for giving me this opportunity and honor in being able to read this book. When I received this book I began reading it at once. I really enjoy the authors writing style. This book was a very interesting read. The authors writing style kept you interested from the first chapter to the very last. I would recommend this book it is a great read!
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  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    I received on ARC of this novel as a Goodreads giveaway, and boy am I glad I did!! This is my FAVORITE novel Kate Moretti has written so far! Edie is a fabulous character, and I was intrigued by her the whole time. She is different from most main characters, which is what I liked most about her. It was a great ride, and I was kept guessing up until the very end! I definitely recommend reading this when it is released!
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  • Laurie
    January 1, 1970
    I wanted to rate five stars. The book was extremely interesting throughout most of it, but it took a while to hook me. I like my murder mysteries all sewn up in a nice neat package. I read the ending chapters three times and still can't figure out one main component, so I'm disappointed in the ending. The protagonist was extremely intelligent and wowed me with her strategies. I received an advanced uncorrected proof as part of an online giveaway.
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  • Mom2nine
    January 1, 1970
    Story is a psychological thriller, emphasis on the psychological, with well-fleshed, empathetic characters. There are a couple of lines of mystery, which kept me guessing until the end. There is a bit of romance. What there is not is graphic sex or violence. Book has a satisfying ending, always a plus. I received this book through goodreads
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  • Tracy
    January 1, 1970
    This was interesting because it was pretty unique and not the usual, expected suspense novel. The protagonist is different, not entirely likeable, but clearly a product of her upbringing. Even more than the thriller part is the complexity of the character, her motivations, and the influence of her mother's terrible acts.
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  • Shelly
    January 1, 1970
    Fast paced, dramatic rush to figure this story out. I love this idea for a book. The point of view from a family member of a serial killer. I was hooked from the start because of the concept and the complex characters that you know just enough about that keeps you wanting to learn more about them. Every day was a new piece of the puzzle to this mystery and I loved it.
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