Published 4 December 2014 by Gallery Books
Number of pages: 64
My rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ It really liked it
"Eloise Montgomery discovers her amazing gift in the wake of tragedy in this first of three captivating e-shorts 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 Whispers is the first instalment of an e-novella in three parts, which is a sort of prologue to the "Jones Cooper" Series ("Fragile" and "Darkness, My Old Friend") as it follows the life of psychic Eloise Montgomery, one of the pivotal characters in the series.
This short story recounts events in 1985 which led to Eloise Montgomery discovering her supernatural abilities, whilst dealing with the traumatic changes in her life.
The prose is clear and easy to read and the characters and their dilemmas are developed well and sensitively.
Whilst being self-contained, this paranormal suspense story is engaging and leaves you wanting more. This tale continues in "The Burning Girl".
This item also contains a preview of Crazy Love You, which will be released after The Three Sisters. Crazy Love You is set in New York and in the Hollows (just like the Whispers Trilogy), and it will feature Eloise Montgomery and Jones Cooper, along side the two protagonists Ian and Priss.
I look forward to reading other works from Lisa Unger.