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The Murmurings

The Murmurings - Carly Anne West The Murmurings was a creepy thrill ride of a novel. I was sucked in from page one, stayed up way to late to finish it because I just had to know how it all ended. The main character Sophie is convincing, brave, and selfless; something we all look for in our heroines. The world-building was spot on, which made the book that much more suspenseful and thrilling. I was literally on the edge of my seat during many of the scenes. I loved the fact that we got to learn about Sophie's sister Nell through diary entries that were perfectly placed throughout the novel. I was shocked when I found out the secret behind the "murmurings", and it was just as terrifying as anything I had imagined it to be while waiting for the reveal. I would definitely recommend this book to fans of suspense, horror, and mystery novels. I also feel that fans of YA contemporary fiction would enjoy this one, as long as they don't mind the spook factor. All in all, The Murmurings was a brilliant debut, and I will gladly pick up whatever Carly Anne West writes next. More from this author please!Rating: 4 1/2 STARS