‘Death In Her Hands: A Novel By Ottessa Moshfegh’ Release date, plot and other relevant details


Death In Her Hands is a book by the author Ottessa Moshfegh. She has won many titles and awards and has earned recognition with her work in the past. The title itself ‘Death In Her Hands,’ will intrigue you, with the book and its ominous contents being far more intriguing.

The fifth book by esteemed novelist Ottessa Moshfegh, Death In Her Hands promises to deliver to you a perfect dose of mystery and suspense with a sinister storyline that is more than likely to keep you glued to this novel for a long time, even after you finish it you will be left with thoughts to ponder over for a long while, much in appreciation of the writings of Ottessa.


The story is about the life of an old woman, our protagonist. She is an elderly widow who has recently relocated to an area surrounded by the woods and is in for a surprise when she finds a note on her usual morning walk with the words “Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn’t me. Here is her dead body”.

The woman starts looking for hints and tries to unravel the shady secrets of this murder mystery while the shadow of her shaky mental fortitude looms over her. We are led into the depths of her mind and how her own life has caused a certain bearing on her psyche while she tries to uncover this mind-bending mystery.

With elements of thrill and suspense wound around bits of darkness and her senility, the readers are brought into a complex world of assumptions and delusions intermixed with bouts of reality.


This book is scheduled to release officially on 23 June 2020.