Review: The Burning Girl: A Whispers Story (The Whispers #2) By: Lisa Unger
From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger comes the second of three e-novellas about a psychic medium and the strange secrets she begins to uncover--for better or for worse.
Ten years after Eloise Montgomery discovers her psychic abilities, she is a full-fledged working psychic, with a partner and a business. Now, in The Burning Girl, she's discovering some disturbing things: secrets about her genealogy that are, perhaps, best left in the past; that her granddaughter Finley has powers of her own; and that not all of Eloise's visitors actually want to be helped. Some of them are just looking for trouble...
Writing with the same taut prose that earned her critical acclaim for her explosive thriller Beautiful Lies, Lisa Unger delivers a spellbinding story that will leave you wanting more.
I received this book via NetGalley to give an honest review.
So I read book one, loved it. Thought it was something that I was really going to get into.
Dove right into the book only to keep flipping back and forth because I felt as though I kept missing something. This book takes place 10 years, 10 YEARS from the first book. To me that is too long for a book like this to take. Maybe 2-3 years or 5 years but 10 there is just so much that can happen from the time that Eloise learns that she is a psychic.
I wanted to learn more about how Eloise and her daughter Amanda were able to work through her being a psychic. As we read later on in this book I got the feeling that Amanda and Eloise are not as close as I would have thought.
Now The Burning Girl, there was not much given on her. Who is she? What does she want? I felt the author could have elaborated more on her. Unless there is a reason the author was very vague on this Burning Girl.
Now we have a new character named Agatha and she is an experienced psychic. She is more of a mentor to Eloise and even though it was briefly mentioned on how she came to find Eloise I wanted to know more about Agatha.
Not only is Agatha a new character so is Ray. When he was mentioned I honestly did not remember who he was until I saw that he was a detective. The relationship that Eloise and him have is one that I would have wanted to elaborate on, not just thrown in there.
There is talk that Eloise searched her family history and found out answers to why she has received this gift. I wanted to know more about her family history and I felt that this was left out. Why did it take an accident for Eloise to get her powers, but it seems her granddaughter who is young may be receiving them early. I can only hope that questions will be answered in book three?
I want to continue following Eloise and her family and the Burning Girl.
I did enjoy the mystery surrounding The Burning Girl and what she wants from Eloise, as well as the mystery surrounding the family that Eloise tried to warn in a way. Despite the issues I had with the book I would recommend you read both books and see if you enjoyed them. I do like this author's writing style and will be reading more from her in the future.
Lisa Unger is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. IN THE BLOOD is her latest psychological thriller. And a brand new series of short stories (THE WHISPERS, THE BURNING GIRL and THE THREE SISTERS) will be released over the next few months, followed by a new hardcover CRAZY LOVE YOU in Feb. 2015.
Her novels have been named top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Walmart Book Club,Harper's Bazaar, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Washington Life, Publishers Weekly, New York Daily News, Indie Next and Amazon (Top Ten Thriller of the Year.) More than 1.8 million copies of her books have been sold in 26 languages.
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