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The Burning Girl

(The Hollows - Short Story #2)

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  575 ratings  ·  133 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger comes the second of three short stories about a psychic medium and the strange secrets she begins to uncover--for better or for worse.

Ten years after Eloise Montgomery discovers her psychic abilities, she is a full-fledged working psychic, with a partner and a business. Now, in The Burning Girl, she's discovering some distu
Audiobook, 60 pages
Published November 25th 2014 by Simon Schuster Audio
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THE BURNING GIRL is the second novella in the trilogy of short stories by Lisa Unger. It is also my least favorite of the three...but even my least favorite Lisa still pretty darn good.

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Ten years have past, and Eloise Montgomery is at a crossroads in her life- the strain of her "gift" is taking a toll, and her daughter Amanda has moved far away- distancing herself from her mother's abilities...but no amount of miles between them will change the fact that her own daughte
☼♄Jülie 

Really enjoying this series, wishing these books were longer!
This is book two in the Whispers trilogy and continues on where book one, "The Whispers" left off. The story just gets better and I'm now eagerly looking forward to the next.
These books are a prelude to Crazy Love You and should really be read first.
I highly recommend this series as a good compelling read.

Oct 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Second in the trilogy.

Set ten years later, Eloise has come to terms with her psychic abilities and is working as an investigator.
But who is the ‘Burning Girl’ that keeps appearing...

This series is so good, spooky and riveting! Highly recommend!
Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
Lisa Unger ramps it up a notch in this, the second installment of her three part e-novella series The Whispers. After reading and loving the first part I was ready for more diving into this. It was better! I was immersed in the plot of this very quickly and drawn in by the creepy moments that are many in the book. This one gave me goosebumps.

Ten years after Eloise Montgomery discovers her psychic abilities, she is a full-fledged working psychic, with a partner and a business. Now, in The Burning
Jul 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Part two of a trilogy and a very short story, but pretty entertaining. The audiobook narration is fantastic. On to part 3.
M. Van
Jun 24, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nicely crafted novella that has some creepy moments. It's an enjoyable read if you like paranormal fiction, but it leaves you with quite a few open threads. I'm thinking part three;)
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for my review copy.

This is the second novella in the three part ‘Whispers’ series about the psychic Eloise and her strange encounters. I really enjoyed meeting Eloise in book one and am thrilled to be reading the next one.

Ten years have passed and Eloise has come to terms with her psychic abilities. She works as a psychic, assisting her partner Ray with his private investigations. She is visited several times by an apparition of a ‘Burning Girl’. It becomes
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Things are starting to get stranger in this second installment of The Whispers series. A new layer to the story is introduced, and it's pretty freaky. In an awesome way. The story delves deeper into characters' emotions, and the toll that certain 'gifts' can take on a person. The main character is likeable, and the secondary characters are surprisingly well-developed. I'm excited to read the last installment.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for this free eARC in exchange for an honest re
The Burning Girl by Lisa Unger is a 2014 Pocket Star publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

This second book in the Whispers trilogy picks up ten years later as Eloise Montgomery is now a famous psychic who sees dead people. The story is sad because Eloise is still grieving for the husband and child she lost, while the “gift” she has drains all her energy, has put distance between herself and her surviving daughter, and pe
Oct 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, net-galley
I would like to thank NetGalley and Simon & Schuster Pocket Books for an ARC of this novella in exchange for an honest review.

The Burning Girl is the 2nd novella in The Whispers trilogy by Lisa Unger. I very much enjoyed this installment of the character-driven series. The Burning Girl revolves around Eloise, Ray, Agatha, Miriam, and the mysterious Burning Girl. This novella takes place 10 years after the first. I am not sure why Ms. Unger chose to jump ahead so far in time. Eloise has clear
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
4 stars out of 5

This is part 2 of The Whispers Trilogy.

Eloise Montgomery has her gift of foresight and has developed a business with sheriff, now retired, Ray Muldune. Their business has helped law enforcement and private citizens to find missing persons. Eloise and Ray have also begun a romantic relationship. Agatha is a new character who helps Eloise learn to deal with her gift and the spirits who visit such as the burning girl. In this installment, Ray and Eloise are working on a case of a m
Andrea Corley
I am usually not one to jump right into books with psychics or about the subject, however, I have found that I absolutely love this short story series!!

The Burning Girl is book #2 of The Whispers series, and finds Eloise Montgomery, several years after discovering the whispers and her "psychic abilities". I fell in love with reading about this family after the first story, so I was slightly disappointed to read about so much lapsed time since the first book, almost twenty years! Disappointment a
Victoria (RedsCat)
Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Burning Girl is the second in the The Whispers short story trilogy. It's 10 years later in Eloise Montgomery's life.

Lisa Unger has created such a nice character in Eloise - and I mean that in every sense of the good way of being nice. She is giving and kind and thoughtful. And she's "different". Not by choice but by happenstance. And dang it, I felt so much concern for her. Every bit she gives takes away takes something from her.

I'm anxiously awaiting the third and final installment. I real
Diane S ☔
Dec 11, 2014 rated it liked it
3.5 Next in the Hollows stories, Whispers was first and this one takes place 10 year later. Eloise is still learning how to use he special skills and has found out more about her family background. When her own young grand-daughter shows evidence of the same skills, Eloise must prepare herself for the talk with her own daughter who tries to distance herself from Eloise and her abilities.

Good, entertaining series.
Nov 13, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, reviewed
The Burning Girl is the second instalment of an e-novella in three parts, which follows the life of psychic Eloise Montgomery, one of the pivotal characters in the "Jones Cooper" Series ("Fragile" and "Darkness, My Old Friend").

The story picks up ten years on from The Whispers, and although Eloise Montgomery has become accustomed to her abilities there is much more to be learnt about the entities who contact her and about her own family.

Once again this is a very flowing, quick and captivating re
"The Burning Girl" is the second in The Whispers series, taking place ten years after "The Whispers".

Eloise is now a professional psychic and her daughter Amanda and her new family live across the country. Eloise's daughter is married with two children, but has moved away, unable to deal with her mother's visions. Eloise has learned to use her visions when she can, but now she has a vision that she can't get rid of...the Burning Girl. This girl is full of rage and a danger to Eloise...and now he

Arc provided by Pocket Books through Netgalley

Release date: November 25 th

A good follow up to "Whispers", "the burning girl" takes place ten years after the events of the first short story.

A thing that you won't find in these stories is any resemblance to the TV series "Ghost whisperer"...just in case someone thinks about that ~which may...or may not, have happened to me~

There's no talking with ghosts in this series. No semblance of an HEA in the end of an episode.

In fact, this short, manage
Cathy Cole
Oct 15, 2014 rated it liked it
In "The Burning Girl," Eloise discovers some disturbing secrets about her family history-- and the fact that her granddaughter has powers of her own. Moreover, while she's learning these secrets, Eloise is also learning that not all of her visitors are looking for help. Some of them just seem to be inclined to be troublemakers.

As in "The Whispers," Unger continues to tell the story of Eloise and how she's managed to cope with the deaths of her husband and eldest daughter. Ten years have passed,
Dec 09, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: short-stories
Reviewed First at Brunner's Bookshelf

I got this email from Netgalley offering two novellas from Lisa Unger. The premise for these two books was to not judge a book by its cover so there wasn't one when these came available on Netgalley for request. I really liked this idea. I must admit that a really good cover can make me want to read a book or on the flip side make me avoid a book at all costs no matter how interesting it might sound. I threw my name in for these and was fortunate enough to be
Carmen Blankenship
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I was sitting on my porch listening to the rain when I decided to start the Burning Girl. Four hours later my husband peeks out asking if I am going to come in anytime soon. I was shocked how much time went by. This is a credit to Lisa Unger and her smooth, fluid, and enthralling style of writing. Seriously?How I have never read a Lisa Unger book before?

In The Burning Girl I was introduced to Eloise who has psychic abilites. S
Jann Barber
Nov 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
I received this through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

This is the first I have read anything by Lisa Unger, but won't be the last! I didn't realize that The Burning Girl was a short story, as I didn't pay attention to the title page and just jumped right in. It is also the second of three stories that span a thirty year period.

Unger uses her words well. If a reader is new to this trilogy, Unger manages to give background without retelling everything relating to Eloise from the firs

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1 stars

I read books one and two in conjunction and if I hadn't already had book two, I wouldn't have bothered continuing this series at all and I really wish I hadn't. This one was even more CHEESE and drivel. Much like the first, the characters are underdeveloped and have zero depth. Not sure that I will pick up another by this author if this is the type of writing I get.

I received an arc copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest
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The perfect accompaniment to Crazy Love You.

In the last few day I have read the short The Whispers, followed by the novel Crazy Love You and now the second short story, The Burning Girl; I can see how the series of shorts and the book all fit together perfectly and each book enriches the reading experience of the other. If I had realised the importance of the short stories to the novel I would have read the two short stories first.

The Burning Girl – we learn so much more about Eloise and
The potential is there, I'm just waiting for it to show up. I've heard she's a great crime/mystery writer so maybe I should've started with one of those. This is Unger doing somewhat mystery, somewhat paranormal. The second installment in three, short novellas that lead up to Crazy Love You. I'm confused by how this one just ended the storyline of The Burning Girl without explanation to what was going on. Maybe it will be picked up in the third? Since they are short, I will continue on to The Th ...more
Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ghost
I'm a little disappointed with this one 10 years has passed and you don't find out anything about the burning girl or what happened to the baby
Ian Wood
Oct 26, 2014 rated it did not like it
This is the complete review as it appears at my blog dedicated to reading, writing (no 'rithmatic!), movies, & TV. Blog reviews often contain links which are not reproduced here, nor will updates or modifications to the blog review be replicated here. Graphic and children's reviews on the blog typically feature two or three images from the book's interior, which are not reproduced here.

Note that I don't really do stars. To me a book is either worth reading or it isn't. I can't rate it three-
Cecily Kyle
I enjoyed this novella but I am having a harder time getting into them because they end before I get a chance to really care about the characters. This story reminds me a bit of a Lisa McMann or Lois Duncan story but still looking forward to finishing the story off. meh

Originally posted on This Chick Reads

*Copy provided by publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

If someone told me months ago I'd give Lisa Unger's book 2* I would certainly laugh in his face. I mean, it's Lisa Unger, the woman who rekindled my love for psychological thrillers! But that day has come, and with a terrible pain in my heart I have to write this review because I owe that much to the kind publishers who've approved me for this title on NetGalley.

'The Burning Girl' is t
Cleo Bannister
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, paranormal
The Burning Girl is the second in a set of three novella’s featuring Eloise a psychic medium who only realised she had this power following a car accident in which caused the death of her husband and one of her daughters. This was the basis of the first book in this series, The Whispers.

The Burning Girl starts ten years on from the end of The Whispers, a device that allows the author to introduce some new characters most notably Agatha a commercial psychic who listens to, and advises Eloise when
Lelia Taylor
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: full-reviews
When The Burning Girl opens, we find Eloise vacuuming while a young girl glowers on her couch. That child isn’t really there; she’s one of those lost girls Eloise “listens” to when her psychic attunement kicks in. Almost fourteen years after the deaths of her husband and older daughter, Eloise is at something of a crossroads in her life and the strain of her unwanted knowledge of people in terrible peril has clearly worn on her. Her younger daughter, Amanda, lives as far away as she can get beca ...more
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Lisa Unger is the New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author of sixteen novels. Her latest, UNDER MY SKIN, is nominated for an Edgar Award and the Hammett Prize. Her short story, THE SLEEP TIGHT MOTEL, is a #1 bestselling Kindle Single and is also nominated for an Edgar Award.

Published in twenty-six languages worldwide, with more than two million copies sold, her books ha

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