The Burning Girl – Lisa Unger


To be published Feb 2015

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger comes the second of three e-shorts 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.

My thoughts

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for my review copy.

This is the second novella in the three part ‘Whispers’ series about the psychic Eloise and her strange encounters. I really enjoyed meeting Eloise in book one and am thrilled to be reading the next one.

Ten years have passed and Eloise has come to terms with her psychic abilities. She works as a psychic, assisting her partner Ray with his private investigations. She is visited several times by an apparition of a ‘Burning Girl’. It becomes apparent that the child is from the past and is hurting, in some way. She is trying to communicate with Eloise. What does the ‘Burning Girl’ want?

Once again the story kept me hooked from the first page and I became entranced with all of the characters. It felt like a natural jump from the first book, as we see Eloise has not simply moved on from her loss emotionally. She is quite a character and it is hard to see why she does not ignore her gifts. Eloise seems to end up in A&E quite frequently, with bumps on the head.

I CANNOT wait to read part three of this series. Highly entertaining spooky stuff.


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Reviewer with a mind of her own. This is a collection of book reviews, which started in 2014. Mostly crime and odd other genres thrown in. Some I loved. Some I loathed. You get the picture.
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