Review: Whispers in the Dark by Maya Banks

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Review: Whispers in the Dark by Maya BanksWhispers in the Dark by Maya Banks
Series: KGI #4
Published by Berkley
Pub Date: January 3rd 2012
Pages: 333
Format: Paperback | Source: Publisher
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
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4 Stars

She came to him when he needed her the most

She came to him at his lowest point. The voice of an angel, a whisper in the dark. She’s the only thing that gets Nathan Kelly through his captivity, the endless days of torture and the fear that he’ll never return to his family. With her help, he’s able to escape. But he isn’t truly free, because now she’s disappeared and he’s left with an all-consuming emptiness as he struggles to pick up the pieces of his life. Did he imagine his angel? Or is she out there, needing his help as he’d once needed hers?

Now he rushes to save her before it’s too late

Shea has been on the run from people who will stop at nothing to exploit her unique abilities. She never wanted to drag Nathan, who’d already suffered so much, into danger, but she doesn’t have a choice so she reaches out to him for help. Finally face-to-face after having already formed a soul-deep bond in hell, their emotional connection is even more powerful than their telepathic one. Nathan refuses to consider ever letting her go again, but she worries they can never have a life free of the dangers that dog her every step. He’ll protect her with his every breath, but can he convince her that they are meant to face these threats together?

Damn Maya Banks for making me cry once again! The Kelly brothers always make me feel all the feelings, y’all! So why I am surprised that Nathan would do that to me? I think maybe because the twins, Nathan and Joe, haven’t been around as much as the rest of the Kelly brothers. We’ve only seen them sporadically until now. Those two will definitely steal your heart. Bet on that.

This book had the usual suspense we come to expect from this series: kidnappings, guns, helicopters, if it’s actiony and military, this series has it. But this particular book had a touch of something…more. Something…out of the norm. It definitely made for an interesting twist. And another thing that was different – the ending, while it might bring some closure to Nathan and Shea’s story, it doesn’t completely end it. It is obvious this story is not completely wrapped up when you’ve turned the last page. I’m really looking forward to its continuation.

While I loved the story and the Kelly family, I can’t say that Shea is my favorite protagonist. I don’t know what it was, but I just did not find myself making any kind of connection with her. I certainly felt strong empathy for Nathan, but Shea? Nothing. I was just indifferent towards her. I didn’t take away from the story for me, but I would have loved to have loved her.

I am always excited when picking up the next book in this series, because I really love ALL of the characters already introduced. I look forward to reading each of their books in turn. Whispers in the Dark is not my favorite of the series so far, but I did love it all the same.

 

About Maya Banks

Maya Banks is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author whose chart toppers have included erotic romance, romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and Scottish historical romance.

She lives in the South with her husband and three children and other assorted babies, such as her two Bengal kitties and a calico who’s been with her as long as her youngest child. She’s an avid reader of romance and loves to dish books with her fans and anyone else who’ll listen! She very much enjoys interacting with her readers on Facebook and Twitter as well as in her Yahoo! Group.

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2 Responses to “Review: Whispers in the Dark by Maya Banks”

  1. Ruby

    Oh, groan! I spent this one impatiently waiting for it to be over because I wanted to get to Rio and Grace’s story. It didn’t capture my interest–but I’m with you–I love seeing the Kelly family, and I’m still looking forward to further installments in the KGI series.

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