The Whispers – Lisa Unger



Published December 2014

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 newfound 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 thoughts

Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for my review copy of this book.

This is the second book I’ve read by Lisa Unger. It is a short novella and is the first in a series of three starring Eloise Montgomery.

Eloise tragically loses her daughter and husband to a lorry driver in a road traffic accident. She is left with her youngest daughter, Amanda to rebuild their lives. Supernatural events start to happen to her and Eloise begins to see she has psychic abilities. Eloise is visited by her dead husband and she sees visions of missing and dead girls. This leads her to the local detective in The Hollows.

I had put aside my personal non belief in psychics and and go with the flow, with this novella. As a plot device a psychic has a lot of potential and it was fascinating to see what Lisa Unger has done with it. Eloise is a very likeable character, and she goes through a great deal of personal tragedy. I enjoyed this very entertaining, emotional short read.



About Northern Crime

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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