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Friday, August 14, 2015

Voices by Michael Bray [4.5 stars]



From the Description:

The town of Oakwell is no more, an abandoned and overgrown relic left in the wake of the massacre at Hope House. When Emma Barrett discovers the secret to the Hope House curse and how to stop it, the evil responds by awakening the deranged and catatonic Henry Marshall, who escapes to the town he once called home. As Emma gathers around her those who can bring an end to the Gogoku curse, a brutal game of cat and mouse begins amid the decaying remnants of the town. Everything is at stake as the Whisper story reaches its epic conclusion. Blood will be spilled, sacrifices will be made, and redemption will be sought as the survivors of the Oakwell curse go head to head not only with Marshall, but with the malevolent forces which have scourged the lands for centuries...

I received an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review. This is in no way reflected in my opinion of this book.

I have been following the Whispers trilogy from the beginning and can honestly say that Michael Bray is a phenomenal writer. His characters are believable and his atmospheric descriptions leave you wondering if that was really the wind you just heard. You will find rapey psychos, native ghosts, and a cursed forest within the pages of these books. Voices is a terrifyingly terrific end to this trilogy. All the lose ends from the first two books are tied up as Melody and her son, Isaac come full circle to where the horror all began. We even get to find out what had trapped the souls of the Gogoku and all those lost in Hope House and the cursed clearing. While I'm sad to see this series end, I can't wait to see what Michael Bray does next! A fast paced and scary 4.5 star read.