Review of “Ink and Bone”

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“Ink and bone” ebook was published in 2016 and was written by Lisa Unger (http://lisaunger.com). Ms Unger has published 15 novels.

I received a galley of this novel for review through https://www.netgalley.com. I categorize this novel as ‘R’ because it contains scenes of Violence and Mature Language. This novel is set in a small town in upstate New York. The primary character is Finley Montgomery, a tattoo covered, twenty year old college student.

Finley left the city to move to rural New York. There she lives with her grandmother while she is attending a local university. She is also there to learn from her grandmother how to control her ability. She has prophetic dreams and can see ghosts.

Her grandmother has occasionally helped a local Private Investigator, Jones Cooper, with her psychic insights. He has recently been handed the case of a missing girl. Cooper wants the grandmother to assist him again with the new case, but she defers it to Finley.

This is Finley’s first time to use her abilities and she very unsure of herself. There have been several missing girls over the years, but no leads as to who kidnapped them or their fate. Finley finds herself drawn into the woods and is able to ‘see’ murky images of the kidnapping.

Just as a winter storm moves in with lots of snow, Finley finds herself compelled to go into the woods to look for the girl and her abductors. Finley feels there is little time left for the young girl and she must take action regardless of the danger.

I enjoyed the 9 hours I spent reading this 352 page paranormal Mystery Thriller. It reminded me a lot of books written by Dean Koontz. Finley is a character that is facing many challenges: learning to control her ability; dealing with a mother who wants nothing to do with the paranormal; coping with the boyfriend who has followed her across the country; . I could easily see this turned into a series of novels, which I would read. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.

My book reviews are also published on Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/31181778-john-purvis).

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