This is a book that truly blends genres! In this case, all my favourites; Horror, Thriller, Suspense, Paranormal, and even a smidge of Crime Fiction!
Whispers in the Dark (Publication Date: December 7, 2018)
Rose McFarland is a trained killer–a Memphis S.W.A.T. sniper with a secret. Her team knows about the burn scars that lurk under her clothes, a legacy of the house fire that killed her father and brother sixteen years before. Her supervisors know that she spent two years in a rehabilitative facility, healing and learning to cope with the emotional trauma of the fire. But no one knows about the visions that drove her there, angry spirits that consumed her childhood, alienated her from her family and made her doubt her own sanity–the Whispers.
When Charlie Akers, a half-brother she never knew, ends up on the wrong side of Rose’s rifle, she unwittingly sets off a chain of events that puts her family in the middle of increasingly dangerous paranormal visitations. Charlie won’t stay dead, and soon ghosts from Rose’s past are creeping back into her life. People she’s killed in the line of duty, family she thought long buried, every one of them under the influence of Rose’s greatest fear, the Whispers themselves.
As the walls between our world and the world of the dead grow thin, Rose will have to face her old nightmares to stop the Whispers from breaking free. If she can’t, it won’t just be Memphis that falls to the dead–there will be no safe place left on earth for the living.
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Wow! Just, wow!
I knew when I checked out this book’s reviews that it was going to be a good, but Whispers in the Dark far exceeded my expectations!
It really is hard to classify as it’s a beautiful blend of all of my my favourite genres, the dark ones, and that in itself, makes this book truly special.
Here we have this tough as nails SWAT sergeant, a lethal sniper no less, epitomize the idea of the “Strong female protagonist”! She makes no apologies for her exceptional skill at ridding her city of dangerous criminals one shot at a time, and after, she goes home to her family, a loving mother to her two children, easily compartmentalizing her job and her family. That is until, she starts hearing and seeing things that shouldn’t be there. Horrifying things.
It’s hard to believe this is a debut novel. Everything about it screams experience! The writing is wonderful, the plot refreshingly new, and the characters are all fully developed, with vivid personalities, flaws, and backstories.
I don’t do spoilers, so I can’t divulge too much about it, but I loved this book and I still have goosebumps from the chilling paranormal element to this story.
I now see why almost all of the reviews I have read are 5 stars. This book truly deserves it and am delighted to add my own 5 star review everywhere I can! This is a must read folks and it will appeal to all sorts of readers!
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