This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.
Ink and Bone
Summary: 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.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
I’m a recent-ish fan of Lisa Unger. I read In The Blood and absolutely LOVED that book. I recommend it to so many people. Fragile is one that I did not care for. And Ink and Bone is breathtakingly chilling and yet hard for me to read as it has more paranormal elements than I care for.
Listen, I’m a big ole scaredy cat. I can’t watch scary movies. I don’t walk in the woods alone. And I try very hard to not read scary things before bed. I messed up with this book- I read it a bit before bed and had horrible dreams. HORRIBLE.
Back to the book…
Finley is badass. Completely. She’s a character to watch and I hope she continues to be part of The Hollows.
The mystery. A kidnapping is always one of these things that hurts my heart a bit- even a fictional kidnapping. I was flipping pages fast and hoping that Finley had the edge she needed to solve the case.
As mentioned above, the paranormal aspect was almost a bit much for me. Lisa’s writing has evolved in ways since In The Blood (which I consider just straight up psych thriller, where as Ink and Bone would cover a couple of genres- at least!) Lisa has now been downgraded to read only in the day type of book as I can’t read this type of stuff before bed.
Bottom line: Chilling. Kept me on edge of seat. Worth reading.
*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T