Sunday 17 February 2019

#BookReview The Burning Island by Hester Young @PutnamBooks @FreshFiction

The Burning Island by Hester Young
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The newest haunting mystery from the beloved author of The Gates of Evangeline, featuring Charlie Cates, a headstrong heroine who must confront her unwanted supernatural gift and bring dark secrets to light if she ever wants to leave the Big Island . . .

Journalist Charlie Cates has always believed in facts, in what can be proved--her career depends on it. Which is why she has never truly accepted the supernatural visions that guide her to children in danger. After her work on a high-profile missing-child case brings unwanted fame, she reluctantly flees to the lush Big Island of Hawaii with her best friend, Rae. Determined to avoid her disturbing visions, Charlie begins writing what seems to be a harmless interview of a prominent volcanologist, Victor Nakagawa. But her hopes for a peaceful vacation are soon dashed by haunting dreams of a local girl who went missing six weeks earlier.

In the small and sleepy town of Kalo Valley, Charlie and Rae come to realize that even paradise has its ugly secrets, and the Nakagawa family is no exception. In order to find the missing teenager and stop a dangerous predator from striking again, Charlie is forced to embrace the gift she has always tried to conceal. Meanwhile, someone is watching her every move, and the closer Charlie gets to the truth, the more distant her chances of ever leaving the island alive.


In the third book about journalist Charlie Cates she goes with a gal pal to Hawaii. She needs some time away from home after newspapers have gotten to know that she has a supernatural talent; she can find lost children. And what better way is there then to accept an interview job on Hawaii? Well, she hardly has landed before she got the first dream vision of a child in trouble.


1 comment:

  1. The combination of genres fits right in with my reading loves.
    sherry @ fundinmental