Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Whisper

by Carla Neggers

From Goodreads:
It was meant to be an adventure-a night alone on a remote Irish island. Archaeologist Sophie Malone never expected to find Celtic treasure or to end up in a fight for her life in a dark, desolate cave. Now, a year later, she's convinced answers to the mysteries of that night lie in Boston. Is the recent violence there connected to her night of terror? Who has the priceless gold artifacts that disappeared from the cave...and who is responsible for the whispers she heard in the dark?

Nearly killed in an explosion a month ago, Boston detective Cyrus "Scoop" Wisdom has recovered from his injuries. He's after the bomber-and he thinks it's another cop. But when Sophie unknowingly leads him to a retired officer's body amid symbols of ritual sacrifice, it's clear nobody's safe, and everyone's a suspect.

Tough and stubborn, Scoop is the best on the force at detecting lies...except maybe those of Sophie Malone. Together Sophie and Scoop face the greatest challenge of their lives: someone is using ancient rituals to commit modern-day murder-and the killing has only just begun.

I should warn you that The Whisper is really not a stand alone book. Despite claims on Carla Neggers website that it can be taken as such, I highly suggest that you at least read the second and third books in the series: The Angel and The Mist, respectively. If you don’t, then you probably feel like you stepped into the middle of a movie and not get what’s going on. While she does cover some of the background in this book, I felt there wasn’t enough for a new reader understand what was going on.

OK, on to my review: I absolutely loved The Whisper, latest in Ms. Neggers BPD/FBI series. Scoop Wisdom has always been a favorite of mine and I was excited that he got his own story. The mystery was pretty good and flowed very easily. I didn’t figure it out until close to the reveal. I loved the relationship between Scoop and Sophie. It was refreshing that there was no angst or questions of feelings. I was happy to see a few loose ends tied up in this book as well. I really hope she continues this series as Bob really needs a romance! 5 stars on Goodreads


Steph from said...

Sounds really interesting. I love Celtic stuff and I live near Boston so books that take place there are a little more interesting.
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Anonymous said...

am gonna go check out The Widow (it's the first one) then read through the series. I HAVE to start at book number one. I'm OCD that way.

Your review was good though, it certainly got my interest into this series.