Ink and Bone
Twenty-year-old Finley Montgomery is rarely alone. Visited by people whom others can’t see and haunted by prophetic dreams, she has never been able to control or understand the things that happen to her. When Finley’s abilities start to become too strong for her to handle – and even the roar of her motorcycle or another dazzling tattoo can’t drown out the voices – she turns to the only person she knows who can help her: her grandmother Eloise Montgomery, a renowned psychic living in The Hollows, New York.
Merri Gleason is a woman at the end of her tether after a ten-month-long search for her missing daughter, Abbey. With almost every hope exhausted, she resorts to hiring Jones Cooper, a detective who sometimes works with psychic Eloise Montgomery. Merri’s not a believer, but she’s just desperate enough to go down that road, praying that she’s not too late. Time, she knows, is running out.
As a harsh white winter moves into The Hollows, Finley and Eloise are drawn into the investigation, which proves to have much more at stake than even the fate of a missing girl. As Finley digs deeper into the town and its endless layers, she is forced to examine the past, even as she tries to look into the future. Only one thing is clear: The Hollows gets what it wants, no matter what.
It has been a few books past since I have read one by this author. Yet I liked this book. The main character, Finley is cool. However I wanted to see more of her gift in action. I found it very intriguing and when she her viewed the whole scene as it played out in front of her with her out of body experience. I felt really connected in that moment to the story and the characters. If Jones was there to be a love interest for Finley, I was not seeing the sparks. Finley and Jones together as friends was the vibe I got. Although, neither one really took the lead on solving the disappearance, they did it together.
It was pretty apparent early on how Merri's story tied into the whole investigation. It was a sad one but Merri is a fighter. Even with a broken marriage, she did not give up fighting to discover the truth. The ending was good even if it did take a while to get there. The beginning was great and then about a third of the way into the book it lost some steam. Luckily the last third of the story came together and picked up steam again.