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3.99  ·  Rating details ·  11,523 ratings  ·  1,922 reviews
In the Bone there is a house.

In the house there is a girl.

In the girl there is a darkness.

Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn’t spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible. It’s not until she develops a friendship with her wheelchair-bound ne
Kindle Edition, 278 pages
Published April 16th 2015
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Lauren First, have you read "Mud Vein?" If not, do it. Then I believe that your question will be answered. And all I have to say is "I see what you did there…moreFirst, have you read "Mud Vein?" If not, do it. Then I believe that your question will be answered. And all I have to say is "I see what you did there, Tarryn Fisher, you saucy minx, you."(less)

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Most of my life, I've hated the news. Honestly I avoided it like the plague. Every station, every minute, seemed to be inundated with murder, abuse, injustice. I couldn’t stand it. So I refused to watch. I stuck my head in the sand, and chose to pretend that terrible things weren’t happening every day.

I have a complex, sure. But it’s more of an I hate humans thing. Disappointed. I am so disappointed in people. It’s like they live without souls.

Reading Tarryn’s post about what drove her to
Jun 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

Tarryn Fisher’s Marrow is like no other. Market saturated with romance formula books--Marrow will completely rock your world and make you question the very reason why you became a reader. Absolutely bone chilling. Tarryn’s precise, spare prose cuts you like a knife, breaking you open, shattering you, and making you all sorts of uncomfortable with the dark truths of the world and Margo's quest for righteousness. There is nothing comfortable and settling about Marrow, if you are looking for the pr
Jennifer Kyle
3.5 Stars

(Not sure how to star: First Half ~ 4 Stars / Second Half ~ 2 Stars ~ Writing 5 Stars)

”The Bone is in our marrow. It’s complacency and fear handed down from generation to generation.”

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Tarryn Fisher delivered a well written and graphically dark tale that has a likable heroine, Margo who lives in the Bone Harbor. The Bone and all its inhabitants are expertly written and depicted. These characters are very poor while embracing their addictions and all the while their child
Oct 16, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark-romance
3.5-4 Stars


”The Bone is in our marrow. It’s complacency and fear handed down from generation to generation.”

If you’re looking for a sweet romance you will not find it reading this book. This is definitely not a love story. A story about love? Yes...maybe...I don’t know. Depends how you see certain aspects of the story. For me it was a dark, twisted and confusing psychological thriller that messed up a little with my head. “Marrow” is a story about life, love, vengeance, justice and s
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There is a psychotic intelligence to Tarryn Fisher's writing. It's infectious. It's intrusive. It's folie á deux, contagious insanity. It's manipulative in a way that reflects genius. That is what I loved most about Marrow. Even her descriptives give life to the most mundane things. Noises. Objects. It's described in a way that gives any, and everything, a soul. Marrow is a living, breathing thing that will invade your mind, rearrange the furniture, then blow it up.

Parts of me craved a bit more
Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
I read this in 2015 and it still sticks with me now, 2019. It’s just a hard-hitting brilliant book. One of my favourite books of all time. In fact, read all her books!

My Review.

This is a very emotional of the only books to render me speechless and unable to formulate a detailed review.

I actually read and finished this book back in early November, it's now nearly the end of 2015 and I have simply been unable to write a review of this book as it's just so darn emotional. I have never
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Apr 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Rating : 3.5 ‘pink Zippo’ Stars


Please note that this review is solely my opinion, you may or may not agree with what is being said.

My Views : I liked this book but was a little disappointed. description I really loved Mud Vein by this author and despite the depth that we get in Marrow, this book didn’t enthrall me like a Tarryn Fisher’s book normally does. After reading her Facebook status about how she began reading this book, I was intrigued description and stopped everything to read this one but it just didn’t
Kelly (and the Book Boar)
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“People will ignore every warning sign when blinded by their thirst for something. It’s better to not be thirsty.”

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Well, this was an unexpected little surprise. Tarryn Fisher went on my radar with Mud Vein , a book that promised to be über dark and disturbing and yada yada yada. It didn’t work for me, but I enjoyed the writing style and thought she definitely had the potential with the doom and gloom. She also didn’t seem to be
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Hulya by: Halime Yazıcı Mimaroğlu
Oh my God! I need a minute.. I need a cold drink... And I have to get my shit together. But Wow that was so fucking good! My God, I FUCKING LOVED IT!!!! :D

Tarryn, thank you so much for the mind fuck baby. :D

*Full review to come.. Later... Maybe.. I don't know... Not sure yet... But right now my mind is so fucked up... :D

Genre: Dark Thriller
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Female

Margo Moon grew up in the derelict town called Bone Harbor where poverty and social issues was just a way of life. She lived a mundane life until the day she struck up friendship with her handsome cripple neighbor, Judah Grant. Their friendship gave her purpose and meaning in everything she did.

One day, tragedy descended upon their small town when her young friend went missing. The event awakened something dark inside her a
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark
This is a good book.

No. Actually, it's an exceptional story told by an author who is well known for her ability to seep into the reader's psyche via prose, imagery and pure unadulterated mind-f@&*.

I absolutely understand every subliminal message embedded in this book and I am quite happy it is not a "romantic" book as such. I like that Margo gave college a middle finger and stepped up to her destiny with open arms. I like the uncertainty of Judah. Was he or wasn't he? I love that we the readers
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

Honestly at the beginning I didn't know how to rate this book and this is why I didn't post a review immediately!I wanted to think a little.It was really brilliant,unique,captivate and weird!This is my first book from Tarryn Fisher but so far I have heard only good things about this author!!My opinion after finishing this book??Yes she is definitely a very talented author!!I loved the writing so much and this giving the book extra points!And the fact that she managed to feel like I am
Aestas Book Blog
NEW TARRYN FISHER BOOK!! Sounds intriguing!!!!

In the Bone there is a house.
In the house there is a girl.
In the girl there is a darkness.

Margo is not like other girls. She lives in a derelict neighborhood called the Bone, in a cursed house, with her cursed mother, who hasn’t spoken to her in over two years. She lives her days feeling invisible. It’s not until she develops a friendship with her wheelchair-bound neighbor, Judah Grant, that things begin to change. When neighborhood girl, seven
Jennifer Masterson
First half of this book was a complete 5 Star for me. I loved Margo in the beginning. The second half took a dive to a 3 Star. I'm giving it a 4 Star rating in total. Ms. Fisher sure can write. I wish I had more time. This book should be read in a few sittings but it's Christmas time and I read like a snail already so it took me a little while.

If you like first person thriller type books give this one a try. I will definitely be looking out for more books by this very talented writer!
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 ★'s

Abandon all logic ye who read this book...

The Basics:

Margo is raised in a rundown area of town where the gangbangers, meth dealers, addicts and whores live. She only knows this too well as her mother is a whore and addict. Margo will do anything not to turn out that way...including making herself fat and unattractive.

Margo's mother has all but abandoned her. She doesn't care for her and she hardly ever speaks to her instead writing down what she wants Margo to do for her. Margo is s
Hazel Anne  ~Javier Bernal~Kingsley Edge~
Bloody everlasting hell. Tarryn has done it again. You sick, sick, brilliant woman. I am heavily disturbed by your thought process. jesus, you scare me.

Pre-release freakouts


Hannah (bookwormstalk)
Long ago I decided that whatever Tarryn writes I will read it. That happened when I read Dirty Red. I thought, "Anyone who can make me sympathize for Leah is a magician, and I will forever read whatever she writes, even her grocery lists."

This book is incredible (to put it simply.) The writing is sharp, and the characters are so...real. They are flawed, and rough, and broken, and damaged, and y'know what? They're characters that are so often never written about, which makes me appreciate them ev
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Gone Girl and all the Evil Queens out there
*before reading*

Um, excuse me?! How come I didn't know this book even existed? People'we been adding it to their to-read lists since May and I'm over here like O.O

Tarryn Fisher is a mastermind. Her writing is just...brain food I'd gladly eat until my head exploded.

*after reading*

Tarryn's books are a great weakness of mine. I usually read them the day they are released and then I wait for her new book which (obviously) doesn't have a release date. It could come out tomorrow, in a week from now
Mar 13, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, by its cover and story-line, No one could judge how lightly but impressively the whole story would surpassed you.





Sort of psycho-thriller.
But exciting story,I'd liked the way, it takes turns and turning of words too.

“The moon is wicked, jealous of the sun. People do bad things in the dark, under the hollow gaze of the moon. It’s smiling at me now, proud of my sin.”

"I am the essence of evil


Primer libro que leo de Tarryn Fisher y lo ame por completo. Es curioso que leyera este libro la semana que se celebra el día de las madres cuando la historia nos muestra de una manera muy cruda y real que no todas las madres merecen ser celebradas. Es lo único que diré sobre la histori
Cranky - The Book Curmudgeon
***** 5 Cranky stars *****

If Mud Vein signaled Fisher’s departure from the romance genre, Marrow reinforces it. A psychological thriller, narrated through the first person point of view of Margo Moon, one of the more fascinating characters in contemporary works.

Margo Moon: an empathetic serial killer stands in contrast to fundamental tenets in the popular, sociological imagination. Her motivation is not primal cruelty, but empathy for the victims.

Born and raised in a place called “The Bone”,
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tarryn Fisher is so talented and every single story she writes is unique and beautiful. When you pick up one of her novels, you know that she is going to give you her all, make you think, and ache for more in the process. Her characters are real and complex. Although Mud Vein was my top read of 2014, Marrow will easily slide into that current spot for 2015. When you meet Margo, you will see why. Margo is someone we all want to be like. You root for her because she is doing what we sometimes thin ...more

This book is beautifully written. So beautiful it hurts and makes you feel very real things. This is probably why I hold Tarryn Fisher's novels in such high regards. She has an indisputable talent. I collapsed into Mud Vein's words while it healed some of my own broken pieces. It's my favorite book to date.

This is a wonderful story that perfectly describes love and how we all want it no matter how many times we tell ourselves we don't. The story does show the love between two perfectly imperfec
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Recent Post-Reading Feelings:

I "literally" HAVE NO IDEA and if I SHOULD HAVE AN IDEA?

I literally don't know WHAT is REAL or NOT.

I know this was on purpose.

This is Tarryn playing with your head in the most fucked up way you can ever imagine... and guess what?

I literally have NO IDEA is that's a good thing or a bad thing.

NO RATING for now.



Now that I'm calm enough:

When I start reading this book I was really excited. I loved all the quotes, every piece of it. I was feeling
Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader)
Rrrrrr ta ta ta. My marrow cries out, reminding me of who I am. I am Margo Moon. I am a murderess. I believe in poetic vengeance.

The first time I read this book it sang to my soul. After the second time I've decided that it's my all time favorite book.

I really believe that Marrow is best to go into blind so I'm going to try and keep my review vague while trying to capture how much this book affected me. Is that even possible?! I guess we'll see..

"Just tell me one thing," he says. "Does you heart
 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

I can't stay the way I am. I don't remember what it's like to be free. To be wide open without fear. I need something to break me. Just enough so that I have new pieces to work with—make them into something else.

Tarryn Fisher takes readers to a dark, moldy, dreary place deep in the recesses of the human condition in Marrow. Fisher's beautifully dark writing style is on full display in this psychological thriller about an emotionally disturbed and deeply unsettled girl and her transformat
***Too tough to rate***

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By no means does my non-rating mean negativity. If you were to make me rate this book, it would be on the upper end. However, I think my head is just such a mess after not only reading this, but Mud Vein recently, that at least for now I am unable to settle for a solid representation.

As you can tell by the collage it seems like I put in a bunch of totally random pictures and just stuck them all together. Believe me, I had more, but when I finished, it looked cluttered
Wow! This was a dark, psychological thriller, so unlike anything that I've ever read before. That was a crazy ride and my head is still spinning. I think I need to sit back and try to process everything now.
Stormi (Bewitched Reader)
Feb 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: thrillers
I heard about Tarryn Fisher in Colleen Hoover's CoHorts group and everyone raves about how amazing her books are. I felt like this book had a very slow start and I kept waiting for it to pick up. It did pick up a little bit, but I still contemplated putting it down and labeling it as a DNF several times throughout the book. This was a very twisty and dark read. I felt like it was quite unique and I still have questions about Judah. There are many people who will absolutely love this book, but it ...more
I didn't think it would be possible for me to love any other Tarryn's Fisher's book as much as I loved The opportunist. I was so wrong. Marrow now is my favorite work of hers and it really is spectacular. The writing, the characters and the storyline - all together was perfection. Loved it times 100, and it, definitely, trumps any other book I have read in 2015 ♥

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