Whispers In The Dark starts off strongly. Nathan Kelly has been take captive in Afghanistan. Tortured, he is at the point of welcoming death, but still refuses to give up the answers his captors want. Mind on the verge of breaking, he hears a voice in his head soothing him. His body starts to feel warmth and the pain recedes. He convinces himself he is going crazy but there is just enough hope that he listens to the voice and starts to hope this isn’t the end for him.
Shea is on the run for her life. She has supernatural powers that everyone would love to get their hands on. When she feels Nathan’s pain and despair, she can’t leave him alone to face the terror. She comforts him, takes his pain and encourages him to escape.
All the time the KGI has not given up hope they will find their brother. When Shea sends them anonymous emails with details on Nathan, they instantly act. Through a series of events, Nathan is rescued, but Shea is not safe and must continue to run for her life. She breaks her connection to Nathan, leaving Nathan lost.
The story jumps six months in the future and we see Nathan home, healing, but not really recovering. He is missing a key part of his soul in Shea. Not understanding if he dreamed her in need of something to hold onto, but the very real emails are a testament that he is not insane.
Suddenly he gets a broadcast in his mind from Shea and he will do anything to find and protect her.
This is where the story lost interest for me. I just couldn’t get into the fact that the hardcore KGI was now adding supernatural characters. At first it worked. Saving Nathan was so intense, but after that it just felt like it was pushed into the whole soulmate feeling way to fast.
Shea also has a sister, Grace, who is on the run. She has healing supernatural powers. The story advances on them all running and trying to uncover the whole story. It just wasn’t working for me.
The entire Kelly clan makes their appearance. Sam has his way and they are building a KGI compound with houses for each boy, training facilities and main hub. It just felt easy to paranoid and cultish to me.
While I still love this series, I am disappointed with this novel. I hope the next book about Rio and Grace bring the series back up to the level of its predecessors.
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