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  • Writer's pictureJudith D Collins

The Burning Girl

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!
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