Monday, October 20, 2014

The Burning Girl

Title: The Burning Girl
Author: Lisa Unger
Expected Publication: November 25th 2014 by Pocket Star
Format: eBook
Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Source: NetGalley
Series: The Whisper's #2

Begins 14 years after the Whispers ended. Eloise is now a professional psychic and her daughter Amanda and her new family live across the country. Their relationship has mended, but Amanda does not want what her mother does to interfere with their lives.

Eloise has a partner, Agatha, that is guiding her in what the spirit world can take if she does not learn to protect herself and Ray, the police detective from the last book, is a regular part of Eloise’s life.

Agatha sparks questions in Eloise, questions of who Eloise received her talents from and now she is curious and starts her genealogical search. What she finds answers her questions, but what she was not prepared for was her granddaughter Finley having the same visions. No matter how much you try, you cannot protect the people that you love.

The Burning Girl has appeared to Eloise, she is not like the usual young girls and women that appear to Eloise. This apparition is different. Eloise can feel that something is off but she cannot put her finger on it. Agatha does not like it one bit and her advice of “Don’t let them have everything” goes unheeded.

This second book in the planned trilogy let me down. It asks questions – who is the burning girl and what does she want, are they going to let the missing wife stay missing, did the baby really die from SIDS, what exactly did Eloise find in her family tree. Maybe that was the point, to ask question and hope that the reader can hang on until January when the last and final chapter of Eloise’s life unfolds.

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