One of the most talented young authors in recent times, Ottessa Moshfegh, is back with the newest book Death in Her Hands. This book has received mostly positive reviews from the media. It was named as one of the most anticipated books of 2020 by The Washington Post, Vogue, Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine, E! News Online, and many more. It will be released for the readers on August 11, 2020.
The story revolves around a 72-year-old widow named Vesta. She decides to move to an isolated cabin after her husband’s death. While taking a walk in the woods with her dog, Charlie, she comes across a handwritten note that reads, “Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn’t me. Here is her dead body.” But she is unable to find any dead body there. She is extremely scared as she knows no one in that area.
After doing some internet research, she decides to perform a detective-level investigation on Magda. She tries to imagine about Magda’s life. The more she dives deep into her investigation, the more she dissociates from herself. She constantly finds ways to mend her broken self. This book is a spectacular combination of suspense and horror fused with a pinch of pitch-black comedy. The unraveling of the truth remains to continue as the story goes on.
Death in Her Hands has received mainly positive reviews from the media critics. But they also believed that this book was not as great as other Moshfegh’s entries. But if you are a big fan of mystery novels, then this book is worth reading.
About The Author
Ottessa Moshfegh was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1981. Her mother was born in Croatia, and her father was born in Iraq. Both of her parents were musicians. She bagged the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for her debut novel, Eileen (2015). She was also nominated for the Booker Prize for the same novel.