Murmuring Bones…

[Angela] Slatter’s book is similarly interested in the ways stories can obscure and reveal the truth, but on a more personal scale. All the Murmuring Bones follows a young woman trying to evade a forced marriage and discover the dark secrets of her own family. Are there plot-critical bits of family folklore interspersed with the main narrative? Are there hungry mermaids and vicious kelpies? Is there also a crumbling gothic mansion? Of course! It’s the merging of folklore and fact that most compelled me, though. “Stories,” Slatter says, “Are history, whether they are true or not.”

Seven Speculative Stories About Stories, Alix E Harrow,
The new Angela Slatter