The Whispers: A Whispers Story by Lisa Unger

November 12th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Review 50 Comments

12th Nov
The Whispers: A Whispers Story by Lisa Unger
The Whispers
by Lisa Unger
Series: The Whispers #1
Published by: Simon and Schuster
Genres: Mystery, Thriller
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

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.

The Whispers is the first of the three novellas and a prequel to the full-length novel Fragile by Lisa Unger. In the Whispers, we meet Eloise Montgomery and learn how she developed her psychic gift.  Unger writes a gripping tale that immediately warms you to the protagonist. Her visions make you shiver.

Eloise Montgomery wakes from a horrific tragedy. She cannot sleep, and she and her daughter are trying to find some normalcy when she begins having episodes. Visions, nightmares and one is so compelling she phones the police.

In The Whispers Unger takes us through the beginning as Eloise comes to terms with her ability and decides to help those in her visions. I love how strong a character Eloise is even as her own world crumbles she puts herself out there. Her visions and the story line were fascinating and had me reading this through in one sitting. Despite it being a novella, it was satisfying and I look forward to reading the next ones; The Burning Girl and The Three Sisters, scheduled to release in November 2014 and January 2015. Of course, now I want to read Fragile the first book in the Jones Cooper series. It takes place in the Hollows, where readers first met Eloise.

The Whispers was an excellent start to this suspenseful tale. The protagonist is strong and I immediately felt a connection to her. Her visions are powerful and the author made me feel as if I were there..

The Whispers Novellas

About Lisa Unger

Lisa Unger is a New York Times and internationally bestselling author. IN THE BLOOD is her latest psychological thriller. And a brand new series of short stories (THE WHISPERS, THE BURNING GIRL and THE THREE SISTERS) will be released over the next few months, followed by a new hardcover CRAZY LOVE YOU in Feb. 2015. Her novels have been named top picks by the Today show, Good Morning America, Walmart Book Club, Harper’s Bazaar, Family Circle, Good Housekeeping, Washington Life,Publishers Weekly,New York Daily News, Indie Nextand Amazon (Top Ten Thriller of the Year.) More than 1.8 million copies of her books have been sold in 26 languages.

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50 Responses to “The Whispers: A Whispers Story by Lisa Unger”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It is my understanding that this is a prequel trilogy to the full-length novel Fragile which is already out. It gives the history of Eloise the psychic from the series itself.

  1. alreem

    the title of this book is so ghostly, it make me think their will be ghosts poping up some where near me 😀 .. i’m not sure what her ability is but i hope it have something to do with ghost… i love ghost stories .. lovely review
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I like her writing style and look forward to trying one her full length novels

  2. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I read Fragile in 2010…and while the title sounded familiar, I had to look it up on Goodreads and see my review, in order to be sure I’d read it! LOL. But now I remember…and want to read these stories that are the prequel. I now recall loving Fragile and The Hollows. Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Lily

    I’m not much of a novella reader but this one sounds absolutely amazing! I’m so happy you had so much fun with it and that you completely connected with the story. Great review Kimba 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I really am not either, but during the wedding activity these were perfect for me.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This was my first experience with her, and I look forward to reading more

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hear ya. I wanted to try this author, and I can devour a novella before bed Ro. They are perfect for when I finish a book before 10 in the evening..but don’t want to start another for fear I will one more chapter myself to 4 am.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh I use to enjoy that one too. Except I always wanted to fix her teeth. :snort:

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes..I got both the book and audio for review. The audio will be in three parts as well.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      The series is already out Trish. These were created for those who wanted Eloise’s background story.

  4. Tyler H Jolley

    I get conflicted with novellas. The first time I really enjoyed one was when JLA’s Covenant Series was exploding and her next book wasn’t to be published for 13 months. Fans were going crazy and couldn’t wait, so she wrote and released a free novella (Elixir) and it filled the gap nicely. It was almost like an appetizer, it made me feel better but not completely full.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I hear you Tyler. I struggle with them, but it is a nice way to sample a new to me author, and sometimes for a series I am a die-hard fan of it offers those little secondary character side stories I am craving.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was a neat way to try author, and I love the whole psychic twist

    • kimbacaffeinate

      No Fragile and the rest of the series have been out. This is a prequel series to more or less give her back story. She is a secondary character in the series.