Release Day Review | Ink and Bone by Lisa Unger
Title: Ink and Bone
Author: Lisa Unger
Release Date: June 7, 2016
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Mystery, Paranormal
Format: Paperback ARC
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I need to read more of Lisa Unger's books because she has a beautiful way with words. They flow poetically and with ease. The story got to point and kept at it with no other distractions. It was an intense mystery thriller with some paranormal mixed in.
Finley Montgomery has inherited psychic powers from her grandmother, and while Eloise is the one who assists Jones Cooper on certain cases, it's now Finely’s turn to sit in the driver’s seat and help solve the latest crime in The Hollows.
I’ve been bewitched by the character of Finley. She’s fierce yet quiet, intelligent but wild. She’s not your average heroine, physically nor emotionally. In a way she’s had to grow up on her own. For most of her life, she lacked a mentor to guide her psychic abilities. Her mother constantly told her what she was seeing and hearing wasn’t actually there.
The family of the missing girl had their own chapters detailing their struggles in keeping their family together after the little girls disappearance. While their situation was intriguing all on its own, I much preferred Finley's chapters. She was very colorful and riveting character.
I've only ever read one of the novellas that follows Eloise (grandmother) and I had no trouble following along with this story. Although this universe coincides with Unger’s other books, this can easily be read as a standalone novel.
Unger creates a vivid atmosphere with detailed descriptions of locations, sounds, and people. Featuring a wide range of interesting supporting characters, the content is so engrossing you won't be able to put it down. I called in sick to life and ended up reading it all day. I’m hoping this was a lead in to a series, because the ending left a lot to be desired, and of course, I’d love to see more of Finley.