Death in Her Hands, by Ottessa Moshfegh

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The newest novel from Ottessa Moshfegh is a change of pace from her usual style of immediate, biting provocation. With Death in Her Hands, she crafts an unnerving murder mystery that unfolds solely within the mind of her narrator...or does it? This is a heavily internalized work of psychological suspense in the vein of another great New England writer, Shirley Jackson. Moshfegh has a delicate handle on the perspective of her prickly narrator, and slowly envelops the reader in an interior world of delusions both grand and small. This is by no means a traditional mystery, but a suspenseful and genuinely chilling character study.

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ISBN: 9781984879356
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Published: Penguin Press - June 23rd, 2020

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