Friday, January 30, 2015

Short Fiction Friday: The Three Sisters by Lisa Unger

Eloise's granddaughter, Finley, - her only relative who shares her ability - has moved in while attending college. But while it's nice to have another person who understands what Eloise experiences, she can't help but worry about how it all affects Finley. When an ominous woman in black begins to appear, Finley is somewhat unsettled. 

Eloise soon discovers that the woman may have some connection to her own family's ancestors, three Hollows sisters who were burned at the stake in the 1600s. Three sisters Finley seems to know an awful lot about in spite of not having grown up in The Hollows. But before Eloise can investigate the woman in black or Finley's connection to the three sisters, Jones Cooper has another case for her attention: a drowning victim whose father is convinced the killer has walked free. And Eloise understands all too well the desire to avenge a loved one taken too soon. 

This might be my favorite of the three Whispers stories. Getting to know more about where Eloise and Finley's power comes from and how their own history ties into The Hollows history was really great. Plus, the fact that Jones Cooper (from Fragile and Darkness, My Old Friend) makes an appearance made it that much more fun for me.

I know that these three Hollows shorts tie in with Unger's upcoming Crazy Love You but I honestly am not sure exactly how. I have to admit that the wondering is making me even more anxious to finally read it when it hits shelves on February 10. Until then, all three Whispers stories are available through etailers. And of course you can always revisit (or discover) The Hollows through the Jones Cooper stories and In the Blood.

Rating: 4/5

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