After turning seventeen, orphan Drake Adair discovers he can see ghosts when he falls into a pit of human remains while running for his life. What he doesn’t realize is that he’s stumbled onto his destiny.
Kelsie Blake, Drake’s roommate and closest friend since she fled her filicidal father, has secrets. Secrets she keeps even from Drake. Sneaking outside the Gates into the wild, she risks everything for a little excitement. Her lies now threaten everything she cares about most in her life.
Drake unearths a plot by an enemy Guild to tear apart life as he knows it. The very people closest to him may be pawns in the grisly scheme, leaving Kelsie and Drake with no one to turn to as they struggle to find answers before it’s too late.
Set eighty years after World War III, Kelsie and Drake pair up to protect the only life they know in a harsh and unforgiving world. They must each come to grips with his abilities, her secrets, and their mixed feelings for each other. Will they make it? Or will the very foundations of their lives be ripped from beneath them.
BlookGirl’s Blurb: A unique, page-turning, coming-of-age story for all ages!
Whisper Walker had me hooked from the start. In the opening pages, we meet one of the two main characters, Drake Adair, after he falls into a pit and discovers himself surrounded by bones – human bones! Thus, I was thrown into this post-apocalyptic world where humans are only safe within fenced, guarded compounds and mutants, both human and animal, await to devour them outside the gates.
I really enjoyed the world-building in Whisper Walker the most. It almost feels like the setting is a character in the story, which is really neat. It’s clear that London Cole was greatly inspired by his childhood hometown of Whidbey Island. Now I want to vacation there – just not the post-apocalyptic version 😉
Drake and Kelsie are flawed but believable characters. I really enjoyed their playful banter and slowly blossoming relationship. They have been friends since childhood, when Kelsie ran away from her maniac father and Drake rescued her, but now that they’re older, they’ve become more aware of each other and their own sexuality. It was more the budding romance and not the action that kept me turning pages. I just had to know when they would finally figure out that they both saw each other as more than friends!
There is an air of mystery throughout Whisper Walker, as we discover things -and people- are not really who and what they seem to be. Drake can see the ghosts of souls that have passed on, Kelsie is secretly a kick-ass kinda girl, and there are strange things happening to the Guild leader; things that, left unchecked, could destroy what’s left of Drake and Kelsie’s shattered world as they know it.
Whisper Walker rated a solid four stars for me because the book was unique and interesting, and the plot and characters demanded that I keep turning the pages until the end. I do think the writing could have been more solid in some places, and the ending felt a little lacking, though still suspenseful. I am really looking forward to Book #2 and anticipate that we’ll see a lot more action from Drake and Kelsie – in more ways than one 😉
If you haven’t yet seen London Cole making the rounds on Twitter, you should definitely look up him up and become a follower! He’s charming, entertaining, and above all, genuine. I also love people who support indie authors, so if you do, I’ll kind of love you forever!
Whisper Walker is available for the Kindle and the Nook, and is also now available in paperback, so you have your choice of format. A little birdie told me that London just scored some Whisper Walker swag, too, so be on the lookout for that in the near future!
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