In Her Bones

In Her Bones

>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 brothe...

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Title:In Her Bones
Author:Kate Moretti
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In Her Bones Reviews

  • Kristy

    When Edie Beckett was in her teens, her mother, Lilith Wade, murdered six women. Lilith went to prison for life and Edie's life irrevocably changed. Now she's nearly thirty, trying to stay sober, working a city clerk job, and living a lonely life. Her only family is her brother Dylan, and she has no friends, no real life. At night, Edie secretly obsesses over the families of Lilith's victims, watching them online--and in real life. Then she actually meets one in person, and a man ends up murdere

    When Edie Beckett was in her teens, her mother, Lilith Wade, murdered six women. Lilith went to prison for life and Edie's life irrevocably changed. Now she's nearly thirty, trying to stay sober, working a city clerk job, and living a lonely life. Her only family is her brother Dylan, and she has no friends, no real life. At night, Edie secretly obsesses over the families of Lilith's victims, watching them online--and in real life. Then she actually meets one in person, and a man ends up murdered. Edie is immediately the police's one and only suspect. The investigating detective, Gil Brandt, is the same one who arrested her mother. He knows Edie better than anyone. She goes on the run, with Gil on her trail. Will Edie discover the truth in time?

    I absolutely loved

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    and was worried this one might not live up to it. I shouldn't have worried.

    The book is told from the point of view of Edie and Gil, with excerpts included from a tell-all book written about Lilith and her family.

    The way the novel explores looking at serial killers from the perspective of their family is just amazing and interesting. As Edie says,

    You get this really in-depth look at how Lilith was both an awful mother, a regular mother, and influenced by mental illness.

    Lilith isn't necessarily the main focus--that's Edie--but she's had such an influence on forming Edie that we learn so much about her.

    As for Edie, I was worried at first that I wouldn't like her or enjoy her character, because sometimes I have a hard time with characters who make nothing but bad decisions. But I quickly grew attached to her and to really, really like her.

    It's definitely heartbreaking and real.

    Moretti gives such a personality to everyone through her excellent detail;

    The bond between Brandt and Edie is interesting--different in many ways, but I liked how they were tied together in some way, and the how they each described that thread.

    What's so great about this book is that you get to explore the serial killer aspect--how Edie is affected by her mom, some of the elements that formed Lilith into what she is, and more,

    , after a character dies and Edie goes on the run.

    and keep you riveted throughout the entire novel.

    . I really loved these characters and

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    Overall,

    . The characters are amazing and detailed, the plot is excellent, and I was just drawn in from the beginning. This goes deeper than your usual mystery or thriller, and

    . I highly recommend this one! 4.5 stars.

    I received a copy of this novel from the publisher and Netgalley in return for an unbiased review (thank you!); it is available everywhere as of 09/04/2018.

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  • Holly  B

    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.

  • Miriam Smith

    I haven't read any books by bestselling author Kate Moretti before but thanks to a friend I do own "The Vanishing Year" which I'm looking forward to reading too. Her latest book "In Her Bones" is a superb thriller following the daughter of a convicted serial killer who finds herself at the centre of a murder investigation.

    I was very impressed with Kate's writing, it was easy to follow and wasn't complicated or complex and with a eye catching storyline that I was attracted to straight away.

    Altho

    I haven't read any books by bestselling author Kate Moretti before but thanks to a friend I do own "The Vanishing Year" which I'm looking forward to reading too. Her latest book "In Her Bones" is a superb thriller following the daughter of a convicted serial killer who finds herself at the centre of a murder investigation.

    I was very impressed with Kate's writing, it was easy to follow and wasn't complicated or complex and with a eye catching storyline that I was attracted to straight away.

    Although it didn't blow me away this book did keep me highly entertained and I was certainly intrigued enough to keep turning the pages rapidly to see how it all panned out. Sometimes less is more and since there was very little violence and featured more on the children left behind and their lives in the following years, this character driven book was still chilling and absorbing.

    I liked how the 'Non fiction' relating to Lilith's criminal history mixed into the fiction, so it was almost like reading a true crime book at times and since I was particularly interested in Lilith prior to her convictions to see if it was the old nature v nurture scenario that made her a serial killer, this made for enjoyable reading.

    I particularly love reading flashbacks in stories and as Edie recounted her youth living with her troubled mother and loving and protective brother it was easy to see a picture build of the family that would later become so infamous. Page by page I enjoyed following Edie in her scam private investigator role, trying to solve not just one murder but two and although obviously tormented by her mother's actions I did feel sorry for her and quite liked her. I was rooting for her constantly and hoped that she would succeed with her dubious motives in proving her innocence.

    Detective Brandt was also a curious character, a dedicated policeman but who recognised something in Edie that he knew to be genuine and I very much liked his role in the story.

    It's evident a lot of psychiatry research has been carried out to give the story's it's authenticity and the author's love and devotion of fiction reading has certainly transferred to her writing.

    Overall, yes I enjoyed it and would recommend, it's not the fast paced, adrenaline inducing thriller some books are but it is definitely worth the time to read it, it draws you in and captivates you until the end and I will without doubt read more by this author in the future.

    4.5 stars

  • Magdalena

    What a corker of a book! I read it in one day. It's just unputdownable!

    Engaging, suspensful, well-paced, Kate Moretti wrote a fantastic book. It's a compelling and gripping story.

    I loved how well the main character, Edie, is written. Her story, everything that's happening around and to her, pulled me in and held my attention throughout. It's really interesting to read a story told mainly from her point of view, a child of a convicted serial killer, how much actions of her mother impacted on he

    What a corker of a book! I read it in one day. It's just unputdownable!

    Engaging, suspensful, well-paced, Kate Moretti wrote a fantastic book. It's a compelling and gripping story.

    I loved how well the main character, Edie, is written. Her story, everything that's happening around and to her, pulled me in and held my attention throughout. It's really interesting to read a story told mainly from her point of view, a child of a convicted serial killer, how much actions of her mother impacted on her life, and that of her brother and families of the victims.

    In Her Bones is an excellent read and I'm happy to recommend it.

  • Kendall

    I'm a definite huge fan of Kate Moretti and love her writing style. In Her Bones has a very dark and creepy theme to it which I loved.

    The plot of this story is genius... Edie our main character is the daughter of a famous serial killer who happens to be her mother. This ALONE would make anyone's ears perk up for interest! Let me just add this tad bit of spice to the plot... Edie has a bit of an obsession with the family member's that are associated with her mother's killings. NOW that is intrigu

    I'm a definite huge fan of Kate Moretti and love her writing style. In Her Bones has a very dark and creepy theme to it which I loved.

    The plot of this story is genius... Edie our main character is the daughter of a famous serial killer who happens to be her mother. This ALONE would make anyone's ears perk up for interest! Let me just add this tad bit of spice to the plot... Edie has a bit of an obsession with the family member's that are associated with her mother's killings. NOW that is intriguing!!

    Edie soon finds herself in a bit of challenging situation where she is convicted of killing someone herself. She is on the run and trying to tell the police that she is innocent. But is she really?!

    This story definitely had potential but in my opinion was a tad slow and dragged quite a bit in the middle. It had some minor twists and a decent mystery to this story.

    3.5 bone stars.

    I am looking forward to seeing what Kate Moretti has up her sleeve next!

    Thank you so much to Atria for the physical arc in exchange for my honest review.

    Published to GR/Amazon: 9/4/18

    Publication date: 9/4/18.

  • Carrie

    In Her Bones by Kate Moretti is a thriller that tackles the question of just what might happen with the families that a killer has left behind. Family and friends often are quoted with saying they had no idea as the suspect can live a perfectly normal life around their crimes. 

    Fifteen years ago Lilith Wade was arrested and tried for the brutal murders of six women and sent to a maximum security prison. The families of the victims were not the only ones left behind after Lilith's conviction, Lili

    In Her Bones by Kate Moretti is a thriller that tackles the question of just what might happen with the families that a killer has left behind. Family and friends often are quoted with saying they had no idea as the suspect can live a perfectly normal life around their crimes. 

    Fifteen years ago Lilith Wade was arrested and tried for the brutal murders of six women and sent to a maximum security prison. The families of the victims were not the only ones left behind after Lilith's conviction, Lilith was a mother herself and her children have done their best to hide from the media attention. 

    Now at thirty Edie Beckett has developed an obsession with finding out more about the families of her mother's victims. Edie can't help but wonder how or if they've moved one with their lives being in a dead end job and a recovering addict herself. Edie gets a little to close to one family member though and then finds herself the suspect in his murder investigation. 

    Well, as one may guess when they see that I've rated this one at 2.5 stars I wasn't a huge fan of this one from Kate Moretti. The problem didn't lie in the writing style as this wasn't my first book by the author but more in the overall story. I wasn't a huge fan of Edie from early on and questioned her motives and moves and along with that I also guessed the conclusion way too early in the story so needless to say this one just wasn't for me. 

    I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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  • Tziggy

    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.

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    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.

  • Nazanin

    DNF @ 35%

    It took me the whole day to read just 30%!!! It was a real struggle!

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