Taryn Browning's Whispering Hills is the story of Alexis who can hear the thoughts of others around her. Lately there has been one person in particular whose dark and disturbing thoughts she has been hearing. She has always had to keep what she knows a secret though because of the fear that everyone would think she is crazy. However, Alexis soon learns that there is so much more to her gift.
I really enjoyed Whispering Hills and finished this book in one sitting. Alexis is an interesting protagonist who has the ability to hear the thoughts of others around her. She is somewhat of a loner though and doesn't trust anyone with her secret except her sister Brooke. Alexis is also tough and will do anything for the people she cares about. When she begins to hear the thoughts of a killer, she even tries to find him or her.
Alexis then meets Chance who is the new boy at school. Chance is mysterious though and has many of his own secrets. I was unsure of him for a while but, as the story progressed he definitely grew on me. There several other characters that I really enjoyed as well such as Gabriel and Summer. I loved Summer who is a girl at school that also has a special ability. Summer was hilarious and she easily became my favorite character.
I haven't read many books involving ghosts but I really enjoyed how Browning incorporated them into the story and some parts were so creepy. This is the second book I have read by Browning and I really enjoy her writing. The plot flows at a good pace and I can instantly get wrapped up in the story. Although at times I was beginning to suspect what would happen next, there were still a couple of shocking twists. The ending was especially a surprising twist that I never saw coming and left me on the edge of my seat. I definitely will continue to read more of Browning's work in the future. I strongly recommend Whispering Hills, it is a mysterious and exciting story.