Becca King and her mother are on the run from her stepfather who has used Becca's talent for hearing 'whispers' to make a large and illegal sum of money. Now their options for safety are running out.
In the town of Langley on Whidbey Island, Becca finds refuge in the home of her mother's childhood friend while her mother continues on to Canada in search of safety. But on her first day in town Becca meets 16-year-old Derric Mathieson, a Ugandan orphan who was adopted as a 10-year-old by the town's Deputy Sheriff. Derric has a secret that no one on Whidbey Island knows.
Derric and Becca form an unseverable bond. Becca is convinced that she's the only person who can truly help him, and just maybe Derric can convince Becca that life is too short to live on the run.
©2012 Elizabeth George (P)2013 Hodder & Stoughton
"Action-packed, mysterious, and somewhat creepy... A combination of great characters and relationships have this novel raising the bar when it comes to today's YA fiction" (Suspense Magazine)
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"Surely not the writer of the Lynley stories"
14 year old girls.
The story wasn't that bad although the author could have made more of the whispers.
The voices were truly awful. Is this how young people in America talk?
I would just change the narration.
I'm 42 years too old for this story.
"Great young teens book"
Young, insightful, sequeal required!
Whispers tell more than behaviours
Even though I think this book was written for a youth market, I really enjoyed listening to it. I hope it developes into a series and we can see how the characters develope.
No - it isn't up to Elizabeth George's usual high standard.
Falls short of expectations but that could be because of the reader.
That's an understatement. The narrator should not try to do voices - they all sounded quite sick and rather unintelligent. Suggest a better narrator, or better still a male and a female narrator.
Yes - but you'd need a better ending. There was no resolution and the book went nowhere.
Hailee Steinfeld and Dominic Scott Kay
"not her usual good story"
I found it very boring and quite hard to follow, not her usual gripping mystery.
yes if it's like her previous stories I have heard
the narrator was not bad
all of them
"Great Story lousy narrator!"
This was a fairly intriguing story, fine for the way I listen to them, doing a bit of work. However this was a story of a few teenagers one a fourteen year old girl and some 16 year old boys and the voices that the narrators put on where truly dreadful. All the teenage boys sounded really low and like the were a bit dim and the girl sounded about five! Would have stopped listening but these audio books aren't cheap! And the story is fairly good.
Awful book and dreadful narrator. It wasn't obvious that this is children's fiction - I got that by looking up a review elsewhere. Gave up on it as so dull
Absolutely marvellous story. Wanted it still go on. Narrator was good with all the characters.
"Didn't realise I was buying a teen book"
I wouldn't have bought it if I had realised that American teenage girls speak in squeaky voices!
Probably not - would not want to risk squeaky voice again
Hope so - not finished yet
Could you mention "teen" if appropriate, please?
"Good rather than great"
Yes definitely worth a listen but not the best Ive ever read!
It was a little slow in places.
Some of the 'voices' were rather high pitch and squeaky - the girls voice can be hard on the listening a little sharp, do understand that it is the voice of a teenage girl but could be smoother.
Humm - probably but no idea of actors.
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