Quiet in Her Bones by Nalini Singh
February 23, 2021 by Berkley
Review by Angela
I love this author in all her many genre forms. From contemporary romance to PNR to urban fantasy romance, and now it appears I fallen for her mystery/suspense voice.
As much as I enjoyed A Madness of Sunshine, I do believe I liked Quiet in Her Bones even more. This is an ambling, suspenseful book, quiet in its own way, as it’s laying out all the potential suspects, introducing the complicated Rai family dynamics, and leading readers on a journey into what happened in Nina Rai’s life in the days leading up to her disappearance and murder.
The narrative is strictly told from her son Aarav’s point of view. His memories play a big role in the storytelling and Nina comes alive as he remembers bits and pieces of their interactions over the course of his childhood He is at times an unreliable narrator as he himself has issues with both his long-term and short-term memories. Some of this is due to a car accident he is recovering from and some of it is from other reasons. I wasn’t sure what to think, at times wondering if he himself had some fault for his mother’s untimely death.
The ritzy neighborhood where they all live is almost a character in and of itself with its intriguing descriptions, and one can only imagine it the perfect place to hold so many secrets. The potential suspects are many and I honestly had no idea how this book would wrap up. This book kept me on my toes, and the pages turning, until the very end.
Another winner from one of my favorite authors, highly recommend.
Final grade- B+