NetGalley Review: Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger
Date to be Published: June 7, 2016
Genre: Murder, Mystery, Paranormal
Review: Ebook provided by publisher and NetGalley
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery is rarely alone. Visited by people whom others can’t see and haunted by prophetic dreams, she has never been able to control or understand the things that happen to her. When Finley’s abilities start to become too strong for her to handle – and even the roar of her motorcycle or another dazzling tattoo can’t drown out the voices – she turns to the only person she knows who can help her: her grandmother Eloise Montgomery, a renowned psychic living in The Hollows, New York.
Merri Gleason is a woman at the end of her tether after a ten-month-long search for her missing daughter, Abbey. With almost every hope exhausted, she resorts to hiring Jones Cooper, a detective who sometimes works with psychic Eloise Montgomery. Merri’s not a believer, but she’s just desperate enough to go down that road, praying that she’s not too late. Time, she knows, is running out.
As a harsh white winter moves into The Hollows, Finley and Eloise are drawn into the investigation, which proves to have much more at stake than even the fate of a missing girl. As Finley digs deeper into the town and its endless layers, she is forced to examine the past, even as she tries to look into the future. Only one thing is clear: The Hollows gets what it wants, no matter what.
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
The title of this book plus the blurb pulled me in. We meet Finley who really tries to quiet the whispers and sounds that come to her, but it seems that The Hollows won't let that happen at all. When a young girl goes missing the young girl's mother Merri doesn't want to give up on finding her, which is when she enlists the help of PI Jones Cooper and Eloise but it seems this mission is for Finley and Finley only.
It is a race against time to find the missing girl but is it the right girl that they find or is it someone different?
We watch as Finley starts to come to terms with her gift but in the midst of embracing it she also has heartache.
I really enjoyed how we got to see Finley's p.o.v. to the girl that is being held captive and what she is going through. We even get a bit of insight to Merri and Wolf's marriage and how losing their daughter has and still is affecting them as well.
I really like Finley as she just didn't jump into her abilities she has been scared and unsure to the point that she has done things to quiet it all though we all know that hasn't helped. She follows her own way of doing things while trying to maintain a balanced life. Where this book ended has me wondering if will get more with Finley and Jones and if we get more insight on the abilities she has.
This is one book that you will want to read. It has murder and mystery that will leave you wondering where it is going to go. It has ghosts which I loved how they were portrayed and they wanted their voice heard.
I think the author did a wonderful job with not only the plot but the characters as well.
Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of fourteen novels, including her latest thriller INK AND BONE.
Her books are published in twenty-six languages worldwide, have sold millions of copies and have been named “Best of the Year” or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon.com, Independent Booksellers, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and the Sun Sentinel to name a few.
Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and Travel+Leisure Magazine. Lisa Unger lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with her husband, daughter and labradoodle