Elle MarrJul 9, 2023
The Family Bones
Thomas & Mercer 2023
Today I talked to Elle Marr about her new book The Family Bones (Thomas & Mercer, 2023)
Psychology student Olivia Eriksen's family is notorious among true-crime buffs. Faced with a legacy of psychopathy that spans generations, Olivia has spent much of her academic life trying to answer one chilling question: Nature or nurture?
Although she's kept a safe distance from her blood relatives for years, Olivia agrees to attend a weekend reunion. After all, her fiancé is eager to meet his future in-laws, and the gathering may give her a chance to interview her elusive grandfather about the family traits.
But nothing is ever peaceful among the Eriksens for long. Olivia's favorite cousin is found dead in a nearby lake. Then another family member disappears. As a violent storm isolates the group further, Olivia's fears rise faster than the river.
And an uninvited guest is about to join the party. True-crime podcaster Birdie Tan has uncovered a disturbing mystery in her latest investigation--and she's following it right to the Eriksens' mountain resort. There's a deadly twist in the family plot that even Olivia doesn't see coming.