Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Murmurings

A teen girl starts hearing the same voices that drove her sister to commit suicide in this creepy, suspenseful novel.
Everyone thinks Sophie’s sister, Nell, went crazy. After all, she heard strange voices that drove her to commit suicide. But Sophie doesn’t believe that Nell would take her own life, and she’s convinced that Nell’s doctor knows more than he’s letting on. As Sophie starts to piece together Nell’s last days, every lead ends in a web of lies. And the deeper Sophie digs, the more danger she’s in—because now she’s hearing the same haunting whispers. Sophie’s starting to think she’s going crazy too. Or worse, that maybe she’s not… -

I think the only thing I didn't like about this book was the fast romance, honestly. I HATE those! What I did like about it was that it was realistic and that it didn't have to have violence to scare you. It used your own mind and thoughts- what could be more terrifying? It has a good storyline and keeps you guessing. Dr. Keller and the rest of the staff made my skin crawl. Spread throughout the book are passages from Nell's diary and blog posts from Adam, an orderly at the institution. I didn't know if I could trust him or not, which added to the twists in the book. But in the end, it wasn't as full of horror as the summary implied. It's hard to explain why without spoiling too much, but I felt like there was a lot of focus on a supernatural element that could have been better, I feel like if she really wanted to scare you she could have. I'm still not sure if I liked the ending or not, I won't spoil it but it didn't feel like a good enough closure for me. Though I liked the characters well enough, I wanted more. Sophie with more substance would be one awesome character and maybe from her aunt too, I liked her.
I will definitely read more from this author, I just fee like I have mixed emotions about this book in all. I liked it but yet I didn't.

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