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.
I really don’t like short stories, and never have. I do read some novellas, and they are mostly pretty good-depending on the author, of course. When I saw Lisa Unger was the author of this short story, it was a no brainer for me that I was going to request this from Net Galley. And after reading it, I was really glad I did. I would categorize it as almost a novella, because it did take me about an hour to read.
The story is about what happens to a family after a horrific accident takes the lives of two of the four members of a happy family. The devastation that is put on this family was a study in pain and loss. However, it’s what happens after the physical healing has finished, that takes the story into the paranormal realm.
Who doesn’t like a good psychic story? These have always been one of favorite paranormal reads from a young age. When Eloise, mother of remaining teenage daughter Emily, starts dreaming of young girls in frightening situations, and then sees one on the evening news, she knows she can’t stay silent.
And that’s all I am going to say about the story. It’s a short story after all. I found this to be very well written, with good, and surprisingly(for a short story) well developed characters. The premise of the story was interesting, and well thought out. I would recommend this to paranormal/mystery fans ages 16 up, due to violence.
As always with anything Lisa Unger writes, I enjoyed the read immensely, and already have the second story in the series ready to read, the sooner the better!
The review copy of The Whispers was provided by the publisher Pocket Star via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.