The Murmurings by Carly Anne West
March 5th 2013
by Simon Pulse]
The Murmurings has
all the elements for quality creepfest: an original, creepy as hell
creature from beyond the grave; a creepy doctor driven by his own
obsession; and a conspiracy just below the surface.
Sophie is a
pretty average teenager--despite the fact that her sister had
schizophrenia and was recently found dead. To cope, her mom turned to
alcoholism and Sophie is ostracized by her peers. To make things worse,
Sophie can hear these whispers, murmurings really, just beside her ear
that she can't quite make out--all the symptoms that drove her sister
insane and landed her in the mental facility Oakside. Or did it? Was her
sister telling the truth?
There is some pretty good quality
romance but the romance does take a backseat the the plot. Evan is a
likable love interest, I love his sweetness and insecurity. I wouldn't
delve into this for the love story though, there is so much here far
more worthy than the love story. The plot is the golden goose.