The Murmurings by Carly Anne West

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While I thought the beginning held promise, The Murmurings just didn’t live up to my expectations. It had too many disparate horror elements mashed together, often times causing sudden tone shifts. If horror is meant to incite a feeling of dread, those tone shifts constantly disrupt that emotion.
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A teen starts hearing the same voices that drove her sister to commit suicide in this “atmospheric, paranormal chiller (that) will appeal to fans of Stephen King” (VOYA).

The voices in her head are not her own...

Everyone thinks Sophie’s sister, Nell, went crazy. After all, she heard strange voices that drove her to commit suicide. But Sophie doesn’t believe that Nell would take her own life, and she’s convinced that Nell’s doctor knows more than he’s letting on.

As Sophie starts to piece together Nell’s last days, every lead ends in a web of lies. And the deeper Sophie digs, the more danger she’s in—because now she’s hearing the same haunting whispers. Sophie’s starting to think she’s going crazy too. Or worse, that maybe she’s not…

“Heart-thumping.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Satisfyingly disturbing.” —BCCB

“The perfect mix of horror and psychological thriller. Jaw-dropping.” —Shelf Awareness
 

About Carly Anne West

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Carly Anne West is a freelance writer with an MFA in English and Creative Writing from Mills College. She lives with her husband and son in Seattle, Washington. Visit her at CarlyAnneWest.com.
 
Published March 5, 2013 by Simon Pulse. 384 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Young Adult, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jia on Mar 15 2013

While I thought the beginning held promise, The Murmurings just didn’t live up to my expectations. It had too many disparate horror elements mashed together, often times causing sudden tone shifts. If horror is meant to incite a feeling of dread, those tone shifts constantly disrupt that emotion.

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