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.
Looking for a paranormal thriller? Then this book is for you. Lisa Unger has created a wonderful cast of characters her, both real and spirit. With lots of plot twists and surprises mixed in, this book just can’t be put down I liked how the story is told not just by Finley but by the parents of the missing girl. The narrative moves back and forth between the two, gradually bringing them together at the conclusion. Finley is a very complex character and the author reveals her to the reader over the course of the story as she works through her relationships and as she begins to understand how her gift works and how to control it. I also enjoyed how some of the spirits become actual characters in the story, not just apparitions or visions, but as real to Finley as the human characters she interacts with. I think this book would be enjoyable to paranormal readers but also to those who enjoy thrillers. There is something here for a broad range of readers.
Alinefromabook’s rating: THUMBS-UP!