Almost exactly two years ago, I read (and greatly enjoyed) Lisa Unger’s In the Blood. I loved the creepy ambiance of The Hollows and its residents who just seem to be a little bit off. So when I saw Ink and Bone show up on Netgalley, I knew that I had to request it. I liked it just as much as I knew I would.
Finley Montgomery is our main character, and I have to say that she was refreshing. Tattooed, with pink hair, and completely unsure what’s she’s doing with her life, Finley was a breath of fresh air. She escaped to The Hollows, the one place she knew her overbearing mother wouldn’t follow her, to learn more from her grandmother about her budding psychic abilities. The increase in her abilities happens to coincide with the disappearance of a young girl and her mother’s frantic search.
Abbey Gleason was a typical spunky eight-year-old vacationing in The Hollows with her family when she was kidnapped right in front of her father and older brother. The family shattered, their trust in each other and the outside world shaken. Months of searching brought no answers, so Abbey’s mother, Merri, turned to answers from the only people she had left: a private investigator and the town psychic.
The town psychic is Finley’s grandmother, Eloise. The combination of Eloise’s advanced age and her desire to help Finley build confidence in her skills lead her to push Finley into a leading role in the case. Does Finley have the skills to track down a lost child? Is the dark path of this abduction one she really wants to go down?
I can’t say that I enjoyed everything in this book, but I do understand that everything happened for a reason. The plot moved along nicely, and while there weren’t really any huge reveals, I certainly enjoyed coming to the conclusion. I’ve come to really enjoy The Hollows, and I’m definitely going to keep an eye out for future books by this author.
Final rating: ★★★★☆
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the free copy!