1. The Whisperer
2. The Vanished Ones
The Vanished Ones by Donato Carrisi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Mila Vasquez, the protagonist of The Whisperer, is now working in a department nicknamed Limbo, which handles the most hopeless missing persons cases. As Mila focuses on investigating these cold cases, long-vanished missing persons start to return, only to kill people.
Mila teams up with departmental pariah Simon Berish to try to get to the bottom of this. Why have these people suddenly started re-appearing, and what is the reason for their murderous behaviour? It gradually dawns on Mira that there are greater forces and a larger conspiracy at work.
Carrisi once again spins an intricate plot with regular satisfying twists; I certainly didn't pick the ending. The empathy-challenged Mira remains a strong central character, although I was not that enamored of Simon, who came across as a bit of a lightweight most of the time. I also thought the character of the Judge was a great addition, and I hope Carrisi keeps the Judge in future stories.
I didn't think this entry was as strong as the first book, but there is enough in here to make me want to stick with the Vasquez series as Carrisi adds to it.
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