“I believe in loneliness so deep and profound it has a physical presence”
I could try and give you a synopsis for Marrow. I could try and explain to you how this book completely f’ed with my mind. I could tell you what a wonderful, evil genius Tarryn Fisher is. I could do all of these things but nothing, absolutely nothing, can prepare you for the mind blowing masterpiece that is Marrow.
I have read all of Tarryn’s previous works so I thought that I was ready to handle this one too. If you thought that Mud Vein messed with your head, you have no clue as to what Marrow is going to do to you. From page one, I was completely sucked in. Ms. Fisher’s writing style is truly superb. I honestly had no idea where this story was going, but I didn’t care. I would’ve read a thousand pages and it wouldn’t have been enough.
Margo is a rather sad and dark character, and the place that she lives and the circumstances she grows up in are even sadder. Margo’s mother is possibly one of the most deplorable characters I have met in quite a while. She mentally terrorizes Margo every day of her life. It is a wonder she can even get herself out of bed every day and put one foot in front of the other. The only light in her life is her neighbor Judah. Her friendship with him gives Margo something she lost a long time ago. It gives her hope.
I thought at one point that I had a grip on where the story was going, but I was oh so wrong. One chapter completely changes everything. Changes the story and changes Margo. There is no going back for her. She is forced to flee her life. What she doesn’t know is that she cannot escape who she is. She can’t change what is in her marrow. I, again, thought I knew where this book was going and then literally one sentence changed everything I had just read. One sentence had me screaming so loud I thought my husband was going to have me committed. Who does this?! Who can make you question your own sanity with one sentence?! Tarryn Fisher. That is who. Her brilliance can only be compared to Gillian Flynn, and even that may not do her justice.
“The loss of innocence is the most severe of growing pains.”
My only advice is to read this book. Read it now. Tell all your friends about it and make them read it too. This book is smart; it is thought provoking, and it still haunting my thoughts nearly three weeks later.
5 stars and a bottle of Jack Daniels (yes, you may need the whole thing!) Enjoy!
Purchase Link – Marrow
More Books from Tarryn Fisher
The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies) – Our Review
Dirty Red (Love Me with Lies) (Volume 2) – Our Review
Thief (Love Me With Lies) (Volume ) – Our Review
Mud Vein – Our Review
Never Never: Part One of Three – Our Review
Never Never: Part Two – Our Review