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Whispers in the Mist

(Black Winter #3)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  693 ratings  ·  76 reviews
Clare and Dorran may still be alive against all odds, but relief is only temporary. Dorran is sick, and rapidly worsening. Clare fears the only way to save him lies in the mysterious Evandale Research Station, supposedly one of the few remaining human refuges. But the station is three days' journey away, and Clare isn't certain their small group can endure that long.

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Published July 7th 2020 by Black Owl Books
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Kathryn Ford
May 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
Oh this was such a great book! I love this series so much. It is so full of horror, suspence and sadness. I really liked the new characters we met. Clare is brilliant in this book, you can really see how she has developed over the series. Beth was a great addition to the story, and my heart really broke for her. I was so worried about Dorin, it made the whole story more desperate. I honestly have no criticism for this book, I loved it.
The worst part of reading the Black Winter series is waiting for the next one!

I love the uniqueness of Whispers in the Mist, definitely not what I expected. It held the perfect mix of excitement, thrills and just a drop of drama. I can't wait to continue the journey with Dorran and Clare in book 4!
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
This was good! I’m really enjoying the development of the plot! Very interested to see what happens in the final book.
Becky Bowman
Still a very good book but just thought it went on and on
Horror Guy
Jul 07, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This series is starting to feel really tired now, I hope something, anything happens to tell it apart from the rest of the zombie-ajacent genre.
Deborah Kerner
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Excellent series

I am hooked and cannot wait for the next chapter! Only a few more days and I will have closure!
Feb 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
What a satisfying book...well was it actually? I absolutely love the ending. I am trying to avoid spoilers, but I just have to admit that Claire is by far one of the most annoying main characters I have read about. She makes some of the dumbest choices (in an apocalyptic setting). To the point where I question her ability to still be alive. But at the end of the day I think her character, despite her consistent trauma is incredibly resilient. However, despite all these instances she experiences, ...more
Heather Furnas
Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: left-reviews
BY FAR the greatest apocalyptic series I have EVER read!

First off when I started this series I thought it was going to be a haunted ghost book but turns out completely different... and honestly I am okay with that!

This book is edgy, thrilling, heart warming, and quick paced that it's so hard to put this book down! #3 is probably one of my favorites because Clare and Dorrans journey has many more people in it, and the whole situation with Beth was beautiful but heart breaking. It was JUST what
Erika DeVore
Jul 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
**I loved this book so much I finished it 14 hours after release** Whispers in the Mist is an excellent continuation to the adaption of Clare and Dorran trying to survive the new world after the stillness. After almost tearing me to pieces with the end of Secrets in The Dark I was excited to see the story start off at a high point and maintain that level of excitement throughout the entire book. Shifts in scenes and plot were well executed and flowed. Darcy did an awesome job focusing on the two ...more
Jul 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What a rush!

I adore Darcy's stories. She has a way of weaving the story that gets under your skin and travels to your soul.
I am so excited to know there is another book coming out. I am not ready for the story to end! Hopefully, the father and his dad make another appearance. We will have to see.
Aug 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
She is an amazing and talented author who knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Erin Talamantes
Mar 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Jun 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on the book blog Creature From the Book Lagoon.

I have been in love with this series as soon as I found out about it a few years ago. I have been eagerly devouring each book as soon as I could get my hands on them! I was so excited to see how the next part of the story turned out. Book number 3 finally answers some questions for us.

Whispers in the Mist does not disappoint. Especially if you are anxious to know what happened to Clare’s sister, Beth. It was nice to finally meet sa
⋆☆☽ Kriss ☾☆⋆
This third installment still managed to be quite a good read. The story-line isn't convoluted or too simplistic, so it makes it easy to swallow but engaging. I wasn't expecting a lot of what happened, so I was always eagerly awaiting the story's next move as our leads do their best.

It was nice to see, at last, an expansion of side characters in the form of Beth and the scientists, and I liked how nicely these elements were worked in. I found the direction taken with Beth to be unexpected and int
Susan Hampson
Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-library
The story continues seamlessly as the third book in this series begins. Clare has the two people she loves and cares about back in her life but things are anything but smooth. Beth seems to take an instant dislike to Dorran, while Dorran’s mind and body are fighting the effects of Ezra’s scientific experiment on him.

When Clare discovers she has something that could play a vital role in bringing this nightmare to an end, decisions have to be made that will divide the trio as loyalties are tested.
Amber Hathaway
Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Whispers in the Mist by Darcy Coates is a chilling post-apocalyptic tale. It is Book 3 in the Black Winter series.

I loved Book 3. I think what I like about this series is that it has all the horror I could want, but with moments of levity, love, and hope. This one is probably the most emotionally difficult of the first three books, for reasons I can't get into without revealing spoilers, but Coates handles it wonderfully. And the story is horrifying. Like, don't let the fact that there are some
Montana Cefalu
Jul 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I started reading this book without knowing a whole lot about it and then realized that it is fourth in a series which made it a little difficult at times, but I was still able to read it without losing out too much I think! I just feel that I wasn’t able to connect with the characters quite as much as much as I could have considering that I didn’t know the full depth of the backstory... but anyway this gave me some serious stranger things mixed with some sort of bird box zombie type apocalypti ...more
Cristy Bramhall
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Clare and Dorran may still be alive against all odds, but relief is only temporary. Dorran is sick, and rapidly worsening. Clare fears the only way to save him lies in the mysterious Evandale Research Station, supposedly one of the few remaining human refuges. But the station is three days' journey away, and Clare isn't certain their small group can endure that long.

Because the danger they’re facing comes not only from the ravenous hollow ones... but from each other.

This terrible new world has
Jul 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh noooo I want the last book like right now but still have to wait till October. This book picked up directly after the 2nd book ending. The story got a little slow in the middle as they are trying to reach their destination but near the end it picked up pace and I just couldn't stop reading. It's gripping and it's so good. The story is so easy for me to get into since the first book and I'm loving it more and more. I really really ship Clare and Dorran. They are the best together. Please pleas ...more
Josh Dorman
Nov 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I would consider this (book #3) the best book of the Black Winter series so far, though I have yet to read the 4th and final one. I thoroughly enjoyed the new characters, events and locations. There were some tense moments throughout and I definitely spent a few evenings unable to put this book down before bed. Also, just like Darcy's other books, her descriptive writing ability to bring the scene to life for the reader, always amazes me. She makes it so easy to visualize the picture she is tryi ...more
Artee Solava
Dec 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book in the series so far !!!

Dorran and Clare set their sights on the research center after being saved. With a third party helping them they should get there in no time. Destined to pass the USB drive and the cure they will stop at nothing.

Dorran is sick, Clare is struggling with the events of her sister and the two continue to bond as they head to the research center. Upon arrival they are welcomed and helped until a breakout of Hallows occur. It’s a fight for their lives so they can hea
Ashleigh Drew
Dec 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is by far the best book in this series so far.

The story picks up right after the events of the last book and keeps you on the edge of your seat the whole time.

Darcy's writing style allows the reader to really feel the emotions of these characters and you feel the weight of the decisions the characters must make in order to survive this harsh world.

I really loved how the synopsis of this book also hinted at a major key event that happens in this book, although I won't spoil it.

You'll just ha
Always Booked Up
Jul 16, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This was my least favorite in the series so far. I found Beth's character to be insufferable. Also, the pacing wasn't as great as the previous two. I felt like the first 3/4 were kind of slow and repetitive, but the last 1/4 was really great and interesting. I wish more time had been spent there instead. Oh well. I still look forward to finishing the series because Darcy Coates is awesome. ...more
Jane Pettitt
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Of course this a five star read , love this author , third book in this story. Claire and Doran are with Beth driving to EVANDALE RESEARCH CENTER for Dorran, and to hand over us port which may have all the answers. What dangers could they be facing? Is Beth a danger? The hollows orthe people who are still alive? Enjoy I did
Jackie Blackburn
I love how this book series continues to surprise me! The plot has been so unique, and the twists don’t leave you going “really?” The way some books in this genre tend too. The story is well thought out, with characters that you can’t help but fall in love with. I’m counting down the days to book #4!
sue burrows
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Awesome Book

This series is the best each book grabs you from the beginning and pulls you in. I recommend if you want a good page tuner this series is it. You can see the characters and follow them along their journey. It's definitely a must read i can't wait until November when book 4comes out. Awesome Job Darcy
Stephani Hannahs
We continue to follow Dorran and Clare along their journey. Things have changed and there has been more character growth for both Dorran and Clare. They have both been hurt physically and emotionally. Clare still isn’t following her instincts, but she has learned to fix them on her own, at least a little bit. I still do not find this series scary, or mysterious. But there are plenty of surprises, action, and adventure. ‘Whispers in the Mist’ is the final book in the series.
Joanne Barley
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing

I started reading this series a week ago and I cant put it down. Serious on the edge of my sea all of the time. The tension and action never stops. Darcy Coates is quickly becoming one of my favourite authors. Read so many of her books lately. Series would make a great film.
Jamie Park
Mar 16, 2021 rated it really liked it
I'm not so sure about romance in these situations.
But I absolutely feel that all dystopian or apocalyptic novels need a gas station scene. This books offers a really good one. I love it.
In addition to that they have a fantastic mall situation, which was delicious. And the research centers and mad scientists. You can not top that.
I was pretty worried about our protagonist for a while there.
This is really good.
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Darcy is the USA Today Bestselling author of Hunted, The Haunting of Ashburn House, Craven Manor, and more than a dozen horror and suspense titles.

She lives on the Central Coast of Australia with her family, cats, and a garden full of herbs and vegetables.

Darcy loves forests, especially old-growth forests where the trees dwarf anyone who steps between them. Wherever she lives, she tries to have a

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Black Winter (4 books)
  • Voices in the Snow (Black Winter, #1)
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