INK AND BONE by LISA UNGER

Ink and Bone by [Unger, Lisa]

 

An instant page-turner (Lisa Gardner) that straddles the line between thriller and horror…sure to appeal to a wide range of readers, including Stephen King fans. (Booklist, starred) A young woman’s mysterious gift forces her into the middle of a dangerous investigation of a little girl’s disappearance.

Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery is rarely alone. Visited by people whom others can’t see and haunted by prophetic dreams, she has never been able to control or understand the things that happen to her. When Finley’s abilities start to become too strong for her to handle – and even the roar of her motorcycle or another dazzling tattoo can’t drown out the voices – she turns to the only person she knows who can help her: her grandmother Eloise Montgomery, a renowned psychic living in The Hollows, New York.

Merri Gleason is a woman at the end of her tether after a ten-month-long search for her missing daughter, Abbey. With almost every hope exhausted, she resorts to hiring Jones Cooper, a detective who sometimes works with psychic Eloise Montgomery. Merri’s not a believer, but she’s just desperate enough to go down that road, praying that she’s not too late. Time, she knows, is running out.

As a harsh white winter moves into The Hollows, Finley and Eloise are drawn into the investigation, which proves to have much more at stake than even the fate of a missing girl. As Finley digs deeper into the town and its endless layers, she is forced to examine the past, even as she tries to look into the future. Only one thing is clear: The Hollows gets what it wants, no matter what.

 

MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW

I so enjoy to travel into the world of the paranormal. This is a very busy book with a lot of little side stories to remember. The two main stories are riveting. One being the disappearance of 8 year old Abbey who was abducted some 10 months earlier, with no sign of her since although the police have done all the can.
Then there is Finley Montgomery, at 20 confident and sassy, a brilliant character that has half finished tattoos, pink and black hair and rides a bright coloured Harley. oh and she hears dead people and dreams of the future. She now lives with her grandmother, also a seer, so she can teach Finley how to use her gift. The two stories are going to come together.
I was totally wowed on the supernatural element in this novel. It is brilliant to have a character in Finley that wasn’t a wallflower blending into the scene. I hope that Lisa Unger will continue to use Finley in future novels.
I did however become a little lost at times on the abduction story, so I had to read some of this again. I have found out since reading this novel that there are 3 novellas that involve Finley’s grandmother Eloise and the three sisters. I am sure that they would compliment this book nicely.
I wish to thank Netgalley and Touchstone for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

 

A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Lisa Unger

 

Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of fourteen novels, including her latest thriller INK AND BONE.

Her books are published in twenty-six languages worldwide, have sold millions of copies and have been named “Best of the Year” or top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, Amazon.com, Independent Booksellers, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel and the Sun Sentinel to name a few.

Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NPR and Travel+Leisure Magazine. Lisa Unger lives in the Tampa Bay area of Florida with her husband, daughter and labradoodle.

 

READERS MAY ALSO BE INTERESTED IN THESE THREE SHORT PREQUELS AS MENTIONED IN MY REVIEW

The Whispers by [Unger, Lisa]

Eloise Montgomery discovers her amazing gift in the wake of tragedy in this first of three captivating stories that make up an e-novella 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.

 

The Burning Girl by [Unger, Lisa]

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger comes the second of 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.

The Three Sisters by [Unger, Lisa]

The third and final story in thrilling e-novella about a psychic medium, from award-winning andNew York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.

When Eloise’s granddaughter, twenty-year-old Finley, comes to live with her, Eloise’s abilities start to change–things seem to be getting easier. Her load is lighter, and rather than chasing down people she needs, they are coming to her. She teams up with detective Jones Cooper to help a desperate father bring his daughter’s killer to justice. Meanwhile, Finley, who is developing gifts of her own, has bigger problems than she’s willing to admit. Will Eloise help Finley and others see the difference between justice and revenge, or will things spiral out of control first?

Returning to the psychological suspense that earned Lisa Unger such critical acclaim for Beautiful Lies and In the BloodThe Three Sisters is the third and final part in a gripping series from “an accomplished pro” (Kirkus Reviews).

 

 

 

 

 

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