One year ago archaeologist Sophie Malone spent what should have been a fun-filled night on a remote island off the coast of Ireland and instead she was hit over the head and left for dead. In The Whisper by Carla Neggers Sophie is trying to find the Celtic treasures she discovered in the cave before she was hit and trying and figure out why she was left for dead in the first place.
Cyrus “Scoop” Wisdom is a Boston cop who almost lost his life to a bomber at his own house, while recooperating in Ireland he meets Sophie, is instantly struck by her spirit and starts to realize that the attempts on both their lives might be more closely connected than anyone suspects and that the killer is trying to finish the job they started. When Sophie and Coop discover a ritualstic Celtic murder in Boston they must work together to discover who is out to kill them before they are the next victims. The attraction between the two of them could just be the situation or maybe it could lead to something more permanent, they only way to figure out is to catch the killer first.
The Whisper is the fourth book in the series and not having read the first three books it took me a little bit of time to get down the couples from the previous novels down. Once I was able to figure out who was with whom then I was swept away by the story. While Scoop and Sophie track down clues in Boston, Josie and Mitchell are following clues in Ireland with both couples trying to figure out their relationships in the midst of the stress of tracking down the killer. As a stand alone novel The Whisper was good mystery with the unexpected killer catching me off guard, as the fourth in a series it felt like it continued on the story line that had been started in the first three books. There was enough back story covered in the novel that I didn’t feel like I needed to go read the first three books before I read The Whisper but, having read it, I do want to go back and read more of the history of the other couples and get more details about the serial killer and the ties to the killer in The Whisper.
Title: The Whisper
Author: Carla Neggers
Format: Hardbound, ebook
Page Nos.: 336
Release Date: June 2010
Available for purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble
**I received a copy of this book from Net Galley but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.