Digital Reads Reviews

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This was one spooky read where the people the main character has killed in her job as a S.W.A.T sniper all come back as ghosts. I got goosebumps then.

Rose was a sniper who could manage her job and family well. She had a good support system too. Her past left its scars physically and emotionally when she lost her family in a fire. One routine job with hostage situation caused her world to be turned upside down when she saw the dead man as a ghost. Soon her son was affected. Eerie…

My first book by Laurel Hightower, I loved the progress of the creepiness in the book. It seemed almost as if the book was whispering its secrets to me and trying to pull me into the door between the living and dead. The writing added to the atmosphere the story had generated. Swift paced, I loved keeping up with Rose’s life. There were many things happening at once.

And my niggles sashayed in. I wanted more horror. Rose took action only in the last few chapters. Her son was getting affected by the ghosts and she knew what it was, yet wanted to keep out running them, instead of getting to the answers. I am too nitpicky I want my main characters absolute kickass

Overall, a fun read which made me gasp in a few places. Quite suitable for the October Halloween month.

I received a free ARC from Shannon and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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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.

Publication Date: 7th December 2018

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