The Burning Girl

By Lisa Unger
Series:  Whispers #2
ISBN: 1442383798 
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: 11/25/2014 
Format: Other
My Rating:  3.5 Stars 
From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger comes the second of three stories in an e-novella 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 Review

A special thank you to Gallery Books, Pocket and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 
The Burning Girl, a novella and second (The Whispers #2) of three stories, spanning 30 years in the life of Eloise Montgomery, who discovers her amazing gift in the wake of tragedy delivered, by talented Lisa Unger.

The Burning Girl takes place ten years after The Whispers (#1) and Eloise is learning to control her psychic abilities with the help of Agatha, an experienced psychic. Agatha is questioning Eloise about her talents and gift and begins her genealogical search.

Eloise wants to use her gift to help others; however, she hears tons of whispers, voices and visions and she has to find balance in her life. Oh, and her granddaughter Finley is having visions. Eloise's daughter is married with two children, but has moved away, unable to deal with her mother's visions. 

Agatha claims that Eloise's late husband, Alfie, sent her to help Eloise deal with her gift and talents, so it will not consume her. There is this girl, who is violent and angry and the smell of smoke lets her know when she's near. Eloise follows this young girl, The Burning Girl which is full of rage and evil and she wants to help her. 

She teams up with private detective Ray to help solve the case as he is a retired sheriff and they have worked together to help find missing persons, plus they also have begun a relationship. Ray and Eloise are working on a case of a missing wife and dealing with the mystery surrounding the burning girl. 

I read The Burning Girl, prior to The Whispers. I probably should have read them in order, as now everything falls into place. I enjoyed The Whispers #1, more--learning the background of this intriguing family, Eloise's heartbreaking story, and her newfound talent. 

I also loved the tidbit of upcoming, Crazy Love You, included at the end, coming Feb 2015--sounds yummy! 

Looks like we have to wait until the next installment for Whispers #3, with The Three Sisters (#3) coming Jan 2015! I am in for both! 
Review Links:
Nov Must Reads
Tumblr Book Blog
Buy the Book 



Please reload

  • Grey Pinterest Icon
  • Grey Twitter Icon
  • Grey LinkedIn Icon
  • Grey Tumblr Icon
  • Grey Instagram Icon
  • Grey Amazon Icon
  • Goodreads







Back to Main Blog 

Author Guest Blog

Randall Silvis 

Newsletters 2020

May Newsletter

April Newsletter

Mar Newsletter

Feb Newsletter

Jan Newsletter

2020 Author

Hannah M. McKinnon

Charles Martin

Jennifer Hillier

D. J.  Palmer

Samantha M. Bailey

Suzanne Redfearn

Christina McDonald

Rochelle B. Weinstein



BA Paris

Katherine Center

Megan Collins

Wendy Walker

Lisa Unger


John Hart 


2019 Elevator
Author Interviews

JT Ellison

Allen Eskens

A. J. Banner

Linwood Barclay

Gilly Macmillan

Hank Phillippi Ryan

Megan Goldin

Susan Rebecca White

T. Greenwood

Rea Frey

Michele Campbell

Kimberly Belle

Randall Silvis

Charlie Donlea

Kaira Rouda 

Kristy Woodson Harvey

Kim Michele Richardson

Heather Gudenkauf

Camille Di Maio

Christina McDonald

Lynda Cohen Loigman

Sonja Yoerg

2018 Author

Amber Cowie

Karen Katchur

Patti Callahan Henry

Jennifer Jaynes

Mary Kubica

Hank Phillippi Ryan 

Victoria Helen Stone

Rea Frey





Top Books of 2019

Dec Newsletter

Nov Newsletter 

Oct Newsletter 

Sept Newsletter 

Aug Newsletter

July Newsletter

June Newsletter

May Newsletter

Apr Newsletter

Mar Newsletter

Feb Newsletter
Jan Newsletter



5 Year Blog Anniversary 

2018 Top 50 Books  

Dec Newsletter

Nov Newsletter

Oct Newsletter 

Sept Newsletter 

Aug Newsletter

July Newsletter

June Newsletter

May Newsletter 

2017 Year-End



Top Book List 

Top Books of 2020 

Top Books of 2019

Top Books of 2018

Top Books of 2017

Top Books of 2016

Top Books of 2015

Top Books of 2014



Must-Read Books

by Release Month




Recent Posts 
Please reload

Tags -Search By Book
Release Date 
  • Pinterest B&W
  • Twitter B&W
  • LinkedIn B&W
  • Tumblr B&W
  • goodreads.jpg
  • Inistagram Judith D Collins

Subscribe for Updates

© 2019 Judith D Collins Consulting All Rights Reserved 

Website Site Design:  By Judith D Collins