Book Review #131: Ink and Bone

Author: Lisa Unger

Genre: General Fiction, Mystery &Thrillers

Language: English

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: Touchstone

Date of publication: 7 June 2016

No. of pages: 302


What if your dreams and nightmares actually turn out to be true? 

For a long time, Finley Montgomeryhad the  power  to see into the future. Though she needs herlp and guidance in controlling her power, she still considers it more as a curse than a gift. Now she has to choose her path, especially in the middle of a dangerous investigation involving a young girl who has been missing for 10 months. And, time is running out. Fast. 


I have mixed reactions after reading this book. While the thriller component was excellent and suited well with the storyline that has been concocted. But when it comes to the characters that has been conceptualised, I couldn’t feel any reaction. I found the lead character of Finley extremely annoying to relate to and mainly because of her I found the story to drag far beyond what it was required. 

While the narrative style of back and forth suited the purpose of a thriller,I felt there was a distinct lack of coherency which hindered with the smooth flow of the story and made it feel more like a chore. 

Thecover image and the title is definite distinct and dramatic and matches the overall grim tone of the plot. No complaints there for a change. 

My opinion:

It is a good book. But definitely needs more work. I wouldn’t count it out but I am not sure if I am going to recommend it any further.

My rating: 3 out of 5


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