Saturday, February 11, 2017

Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger

Author: Lisa Unger
Publisher: Touchstone
Date of publication: June 2016

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.

Ink and Bone is the latest book that takes place in The Hollows.  The thing that I like about these stories is that they are pretty much stand alone books.  I haven't read all of the series, yet I never felt like I was missing anything.  I really enjoyed Crazy Love You, so I had high hopes for Ink and Bone. That being said, I enjoyed it, I just didn't love it.

The mystery was pretty good.  I didn't see the couple of twists at the end coming.  I liked the characters, especially Finley.  Trying to figure things out along with Finley made the mystery more exciting.  I also liked connecting with Jones Cooper again.  I have always liked his character.\

 What I didn't love was the multiple points of view and the length.  It was just way too long and dragged in spots.  There were several points of view that I didn't think were necessary to the story, for example, Mary and Wolf's.  They didn't really add anything and made the book drag.  

If you are a fan of The Hollows books, I'd say this is worth checking out.  I would like to visit with Finley and Jones again.  I hope they get another story in the future.

1 comment:

Marce said...

I didn't realize this was part of a series, uggggh, but I am glad you said it can be read as a stand alone. I really enjoy Lisa Unger books so hoping I enjoy this one.