Sunday, July 10, 2016

Ink and Bone; Lisa Unger

Ink and Bone; Lisa Unger
Touchstone - 2016

Finely Montgomery is rarely alone, the spirits enjoy keeping this 20 year old company.  When those spirits come on a bit too strong, Finely has always turned to her grandmother Eloise, a psychic, for help.

Merri Gleason's daughter Abbey was abducted and has been missing for almost a year.  Abbey was taken while her parents were vacationing in the Hollows. Abbey was hiking with her father and brother and was abducted while her father was distracted by his cellphone.  Merri hires Jones Cooper a PI who has worked with Eloise in the past on tough cases and this is one case where he will need the help on both Eloise and Finely.

The story is set in the remote Hollows in upstate New York, as were several of Unger's previous novels.  Although this could be read as a standalone novel, there are references to places and characters from earlier Unger novels.

Ink and Bone was a fast paced thriller with some supernatural aspects and a surprise ending which I enjoyed. The story itself kept me quickly turning the pages. Finely was a great character, a little on the wild side but smart, very smart.

4/5 stars
(eGalley)


18 comments:

  1. Everyone seems to be loving this book but I wonder if I'd like the supernatural bits.

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  2. Oh, it's good, I didn't find it at all scary Kathy.

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  3. Every time one of her books comes out and all the buzz with it I say I should read her, still haven't! Must remedy that!

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    1. Once you've tried this author you will be a diehard fan:)

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  4. That sounds pretty good and the title and cover are terrific.

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  5. I love Lisa Unger's books - especially the loosely connected Hollows books. The supernatural bits are kind of vague-ish, Kathy. The location though is interesting and I love the repeating characters that we see from time to time - Jones Cooper and his wife, Maggie, and Finley's grandmother, Eloise. I'm saving this one for a treat - later in the summer. :-)

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    1. Since you are a longtime fan, you will enjoy this one Kay.

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  6. I enjoyed this one, too, Diane. I don't usually like supernatural bits, either, but they worked for me in this setting. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. I've had my eye on this one so I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it!

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    1. Yes, it was rather good, but then I am an Unger fan.

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  8. This one sounds intriguing.

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    1. It was rather good, but I've come to expect a good story from Unger.

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  9. This sounds so good, Diane! Finely is a wonderful name for a main character.

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    1. I had never heard that name in a book before, it does have a pleasing sound.

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  10. I enjoyed the prequels to this book and hope to get to it soon.

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  11. I've enjoyed Unger's other books, but dislike when they share characters because I have a hard time remembering them when I should!

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