Marrow Island By Alexis M. Smith


Marrow Island








Where do I start with this review?  Marrow Island is a griping harrowing tale.  I am not sure where to begin, so I will begin at the beginning!


The May Day quake destroyed Marrow Island, the oil refinery, and lives.  The island was left uninhabitable.  At least, that’s what everyone thought, until Sister J, former nun, and her followers started a commune, Marrow Colony, with awesome and deviating results.

Lucie Bowen and her best friend, Katie, survived the May Day quake and years later Katie is back on Marrow Island with Sister J.  Lucie, an environmental journalist, receives an invitation from Kate to visit and see the wonder they have created from death and destruction.

Come along and join the journey to the past and the present.



Author Alexis Smith has created a deep harrowing novel filled with emotion, mystery, destruction, and people willing to do anything for their ideals.  This story has many depths and Ms. Smith masterly wove an intriguing tale of destruction past and present.


Ms. Smith writing is very poetic and descriptive.  I found I could visualize the scenes she created.  Ms. Smith definitely has a way with words and her talent is evident in this novel.


Written in first person, I found the beginning of book hard to follow as the story goes back and forth between the past and present.  However, once the background of the story was laid by the Ms. Smith, the story rolled forward at a fast pace and did not stop until the last sentence. Ms. Smith story-line kept me glued to my E-reader.


The mystery Ms. Smith wove was kept at a high peak throughout this novel.  I could not put the book down, I had to know the secrets of Marrow Island and the Marrow Island Colony.  Ms. Smith reveals just enough that you realize that something is strange on this island, but what?


Her characters are intriguing, mysterious, willing to kill if necessary to protect their ideals, and each character was well-developed along with the plot and pacing of the story.  The plot was first-rate as Ms. Smith wove all the many threads in this novel together and created a novel that will hold you interest and attention.


I am still trying to decide how I felt about the ending of the novel.  I found myself saying:  wow, what just happened?



This book is a roller coaster ride.  This novel is very different from the usual mystery thriller novel, it will grip you and not let go.  This novel is suitable for anyone that likes a sold well crafted story-line by a talented author who knows how to hook the reader and leave them wanting more.


I received this book from Netgalley,com in return for an honest book reviewBook reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion;  book reviews on line under my name are my opinion.


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