The Whispers by Lisa Unger (The Whispers #1)

Book #1 in The Whispers Series!
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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…

It is also a prequel to Lisa Unger's novel FRAGILE, in which Eloise is first introduced. Eloise Montgomery is further explored in DARKNESS, MY OLD FRIEND.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.

3.5 stars

This is a short story of a woman named Eloise whose perfect Happily Ever After world has been forever changed by a tragic accident. After she recovers from her injuries, she discovers that she has developed an unusual gift. She begins to have visions of young girls who are apparently victims of accidents or crimes. Sometimes the visions she sees leaves small clues that can help save the victims. But, sometimes she's too late. It's always a race against the clock!
This is one of those "life can change in an instant" stories. I think in Eloise's case... the gift she now has becomes a tool she can use to help save lives which is a small way of honoring the memories of her lost husband and daughter. They lost their lives but in exchange maybe she will be able to save others from losing someone they love. It's a nice premise for a story.
This is a type of story I've read before or seen portrayed in the movies... it has some resemblance to the series called The Dead Zone, which I used to love to watch. It also reminded me a little of The Sixth Sense... just not nearly as scary. Even though it is a familiar storyline, I don't think seeing dead people ever really gets old. These stories always hits me in the heart. This was a nice quick read to kill an hour or so... and the first installment of a three part series.

Complimentary Copy of this title was provided for the XOXperts street team! 

Lisa Unger is the bestselling author of 13 novels and several short stories. CRAZY LOVE YOU is her latest release. IN THE BLOOD, now in paperback, was a 2014 Goodreads Choice Awards Nominee for Best Book, Amazon Best Book of the Month, Suspense Magazine Best Books of 2014, Sun Sentinel Best Mystery Novels of 2014 and Indie Next Pick!
Additional accolades include selections as a finalist for International Thriller Writers Best Novel Award, a winner of the Florida Book Awards, a finalist for Prix Polar International Award, Bookspan's International Book of the Month, and a Target "Emerging Author."  Her books are published in 26 languages worldwide and have been named top picks by Today show, Good Morning America, Walmart Book Club, Harper's Bazaar, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Washington LifePublishers WeeklyNew York Daily News, Indie Next and Amazon (Top Ten Thriller of the Year.)  She currently lives in Florida.


  1. The plot is not original, yes, but written the right way, it can become something more :) I've never read this author before, I should try her books. Thanks for sharing !

    1. I agree! It's all in the way it's written... she is a good writer and I already have some of her other books on my radar and in my to read pile... :)