Book Review – The Whispers

Posted March 25, 2015 by Kathy in 3 Stars, Book Review / 6 Comments

Book Review – The WhispersThe Whispers Series: The Whispers #1
by Lisa Unger
Published by Pocket Star on October 27, 2014
Genres: Adult Paranormal
Pages: 66
Format: Ebook
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three-stars

Eloise Montgomery discovers her amazing gift in the wake of tragedy in this first of three captivating e-shorts from award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.

It’s a day like any other for Eloise Montgomery—until tragedy strikes. While she is recovering from a horrible accident that takes the lives of her husband and oldest daughter, and as she works to help her younger daughter move forward, Eloise experiences her first psychic vision. Though she struggles to understand her new found gifts, Eloise finds a way use them to save lost women and girls—for whom her help may be the only way out…

From an author whose “gripping narrative and evocative, muscular prose” (Associated Press) have won her critical acclaim comes The Whispers: a story that delves deep into the human psyche and the mind of one unforgettable heroine.

My Review

The Whispers is the short story of Eloise Montgomery, who begins having visions after the death of her husband and daughter in a car accident. While recovering from the accident Eloise quietly deals with her grief and focuses on helping her youngest daughter Amanda come to terms with their loss. But her first vision of a lost girl is alarming and Eloise at first ignores it, thinking the visions are caused by stress. As time passes Eloise can’t ignore the visions and finally uses them to help the girl. Eloise accepts this new gift and uses the visions to help save the victims.

 

This is the first of 3 stories and it lays down the foundation for the series.  The focus is not on the crimes but on Eloise adjusting to her new gift. This is my first time reading from author Lisa Unger and I found this story inspirational. There is a time for grief and eventually a time to move forward, and in The Whispers the author gave Eloise her visions as a way to heal.  Many of us believe that if something bad happens, something good will come of it. For Eloise the visions give her a purpose in life despite the loss she is feeling.

 

 

The Whispers is a nice start for the series but I do wish it was a little bit longer so we can form a stronger connection with Eloise. I look forward to reading the next books in this series and more from this author.

 

I received this book as a member of the XOXperts, XOXO After Dark’s official street team, in exchange for an honest review. Visit XOXOAfterDark.com for the best in romance, urban fantasy and women’s fiction.

Overall:

liked-it

 

Rating Report
Plot
three-stars
Characters
three-stars
Writing
three-stars
Pacing
three-stars
Overall: three-stars

About Lisa Unger

Lisa Unger is the bestselling author of 13 novels and several short stories. CRAZY LOVE YOU is her latest release. IN THE BLOOD, now in paperback, was a 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best Book, Amazon Best Book of the Month, Suspense Magazine Best Books of 2014, Sun Sentinel Best Mystery Novels of 2014 and Indie Next Pick!

Additional accolades include selections as a finalist for International Thriller Writers Best Novel Award, a winner of the Florida Book Awards, a finalist for Prix Polar International Award, Bookspan's International Book of the Month, and a Target "Emerging Author." Her books are published in 26 languages worldwide and have been named top picks by 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.) She currently lives in Florida.

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6 responses to “Book Review – The Whispers

    • Kathy

      Thanks Iza! I want to read her series. I need more mystery novels so this was a nice introduction for me to this author.

  1. Alicia

    That is a tragic loss but something good does come out of it. This sounds good. I’ll have to check this out. Nice review!!