I experienced something pleasantly heartbreaking while reading Ink and Bone, Lisa Unger’s latest mystery-thriller. This horrific, fast-paced novel succeeded in drawing me in by taking possession of my senses and controlling the emotions I thought were mine ... Ms. Unger is adept at foreshadowing events, maintaining a sense of mystery and springing a revelation when least expected. Readers may feel toyed with psychologically, but will be unable to put the book down long enough to feel frustrated. Ms. Unger’s ability to tell this story in third person while allowing the reader a first-person experience is well done. Ink and Bone is a true nail-biter.
Finley is a believable 20-year-old, often impatient, sometimes too confident for her own good and careless about consequences, but smart and open to the ever-stranger experiences the case brings her, despite her skepticism about her own powers. Ink and Bone takes the reader into dire places, but into the light as well. And Finley? My psychic vibes predict she'll be back.