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Whispering Hills (Whispering Hills, #1) [Kindle Edition]

Taryn Browning
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Life and death, love and hate, friends and enemies...

For as long as she can remember, seventeen-year-old Alexis Forbes can hear the thoughts of others. Most recently, she is disturbed by the dark, unfamiliar voice of a frightening killer: callous, cunning, charismatic…and dead.

She hears his every sinister thought. But she can’t tell anyone. No one would believe her. Alexis is suddenly being haunted by a terrifying past she doesn’t remember, and a ghost with a serious score to settle. Even Chance, the gorgeous new guy she’s falling for, has his own ghostly secret. He’s definitely not like any guy she’s ever met. Alexis soon discovers she has a connection to the dead and it runs much deeper than she could ever imagine. And if the sociopathic entity has his way, she’ll finally be sentenced to the fate she escaped thirteen years ago.

"Thrilling! This book was a masterpiece!" -Bri, Kindling The Fire

"I was so excited to read this! Taryn has a way with words and this book is NO exception. Whispering Hills is like no other story I've read. It has mystery, suspense, action, and of course Romance! It's a Ghost Story...a love story and man do I enjoy both of those!" --Heather, SupaGurl Books

"This book was so great! This is not your average ghost story by any means. Whispering Hills keeps you guessing, intrigued and engaged. I was sucked in from the very first page and then the next thing I know I'm done with the book and immediately wanting more." --Michelle, Book Briefs

"Whispering Hills takes you on a journey to uncover a terrible accident, a cover-up, and how they are all tied together. Taryn gives us the balance of life and death, love and hate, friends and enemies in this mysterious story. If you are one that enjoys a quick and enjoyable read with ghosts, witches, and a good mysterious twist, this is the one." --Shellie, Creative Reads

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About the Author

Taryn Browning writes young adult paranormal romance and urban fantasy novels. Her debut novel, DARK SEEKER, is available on Amazon and B&N. The sequel, DARK RETURN, comes out in late, 2012. Taryn graduated with a BS in Education from Towson University and went on to earn a MS in Reading from Hood College. She lives in Virginia with her husband, two young sons and their dog. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, music, movies, and the beach.

Product Details

  • File Size: 410 KB
  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1470140179
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007L5MNX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #788,503 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Whispering Hills May 7, 2012
By Mineliz
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I was hooked from the first sentence. I literally had to force myself to put down the book. It puts a new and intriguing twist to the supernatural world.

I liked the way Taryn Browning puts this world together and the plot and story behind it. It is very intriguing how the characters interact and the mystery around the cousins.

I definitively recommend this book and I'll be waiting for the next.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Get Outta My Head! July 21, 2012
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Well finally, I took a break from reading tour books and read one for my own reading pleasure. It was my pleasure to read this YA paranormal romance! Alexis Forbes is a seventeen year old highschool student who has always felt different from her fellow students. She is popular and she has a secret gift. She hears the voices of people in her head who have made a decision about something--anything, but a definite decision has been made. Only her nineteen year old sister, Brooke, knows about her secret. It is Brooke she always confides in until she hears the voice of a cold, calculating and murderous voice in her head. And then the mayor's daughter, Tracy, goes missing. A new boy in school, Chance, befriends her and she can not read his thoughts; but they are drawn to each other and she soon trusts him enough to share her secret with him. Alexis also draws closer and closer to Summer Hillsboro in her classes. Summer is also different..she is a member of a wican coven and practices witchcraft. Together with Summer's mom, also a practicing witch...they set out to find out who the voice in Alexis' head belongs to. Too bad for Alex when they do find out. Her world goes topsy turvy filled with guilt and fear.

Ok so now you know a little about the plot of the story. I love the story and the love that develops between Alex and Chance. I loved the suspense of how the four main characters are tied together....Alex, Summer, Chance and Gabriel, Chances Cousin. The character development was absolutely awesome...very well de fined, fully fleshed out characters. Chance could have used a little more definition in my opinion, but he was loving and dedicated to Alex. There was just this inkling in my mind as to whether he could be trusted.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Whispering Hills April 12, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
First Line: "I'm going to kill her."

Thrilling! This book was a masterpiece. Ghosts aren't really a genre I read about, but this one was awesome! It was a love story too :)

The romance was perfect, and so was the amount of thrill, adventure, suspense, etc. Alexis is tied to three people in a horrific event when she is just four years old. Whispering Hills tells of the story about these bonds, and how one of the four plans to break them. As the truth comes out, Alexis, Chance and Summer must team up to defeat Gabriel, but who will win in the end?

I really liked this concept, and if I was Alexis, I would have fallen in love with Chance the moment I met him. First off, I love the name Chance, so cute! And second off, he's such a sweetheart :)

Gabriel on the other hand is the demon the Chance's angel. He constantly harasses everyone in the world and should be shot. But that's another story...

"Alex, I'll feel ya later." Gabriel saluted me.

"Unfortunately," I grumbled.

That's just one funny example of how Gabriel gets on Alexis' nerves. And then Summer is like the sidekick and best friend of Alexis. I won't spill the beans on what she actually is or what part she plays in the book.

But the point is, this was a great book and the cover is FREAKIN BEAUTIFUL.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Whispering Hills March 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
This book was so great! This is not your average ghost story by any means. Whispering Hills keeps you guessing, intrigued and engaged. I was sucked in from the very first page and then the next thing I know I'm done with the book and immediately wanting more.

Alexis is cool and I immediately connected with her. I thought Chance was beyond adorable too. Plus Chance is a great name. I have actually been seeing it a lot lately. He was great, but it certainly took Alexis long enough to actually realize that.

The writing is so easy. Your eyes just flow over the words and you get sucked right into the story. It just seems effortless for Taryn Browning. I need to read more books by her ASAP! She really knows how to use character building to a story's advantage. I fell in love with Alexis and Chance. I am dying to find out what will happen with them next. This is such a unique take on your average ghost story, and its really refreshing and interesting to see how it all comes together.

What I loved the most about Whispering Hills was how well it set up the stage for an awesome second book. With a lot of the puzzle pieces falling into place, and a few surprise twists and turns, book two seems like it would be super interesting! There had better be a book 2! Great book, read it now! What are you waiting for? Go!

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Like Dangerous Hills February 10, 2013
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I promise to be brutally honest with my opinion, but it should not be taken as fact. Any reader should read it for themselves, before they decide if this book has any merit or not. Do not judge this book baised solely on my opinion. If you do, you might miss out on a great read. You never know. It could happen.

1. Strong Main Character/ Female Heroine: Alexis is a complicated individual with a lot on her plate and she deals with every situation as it comes. She is a strong character that thinks quick on her feet and instantly makes connections between certain events, even though the reader never sees it coming. Instead of dramatic irony, where the reader knows what is going on but the character doesn't, this book is the total opposite with the character making connections that the reader never saw coming. I found this to be quite enjoyable instead of the opposite. What I did not find enjoyable what-so-ever was how clingy Alexis is with Chance. This girl really needs to learn to stop being so stupidly in love. She is a kickarse character though and having a tragic flaw makes this character, oh-so-real. 5 out of 5 stars

2. Strong Minor Characters: Brooke is so sassy and a real girl version of an older doting sister. It is refreshing to not have siblings argueing all the time and since I think most siblings get along MOST of the time, the character is very convincing. She reminds me of a bewildered puppy. She is so innocent in everything. Chance's character I find a little boring only because he is always so wrapped up in Alexis. It annoys me a little that he always thinks about her, but that is his tragic flaw that makes him more real to me. Plus, he has a lot of his plate. Plus, I loved the fire-girl and creepy, dark ghost man.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Published 3 months ago by Heather Webb
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
Interesting twists in the plots. I enjoyed the book. I am Wondering what will be coming next for these characters. Love?
Published 11 months ago by Mary M. Hoar
5.0 out of 5 stars Rivetting
I was rivitted, couldn't put it down. I'm waiting for a sequel, Taryn!!! Or do you have one? I hope so!
Published 15 months ago by Sibbie
5.0 out of 5 stars Once Upon a Reviews
I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book right from the beginning to the very end. I couldn't put the book down. I loved the author Taryn browning. Read more
Published 20 months ago by Once Upon a Twilight
4.0 out of 5 stars Yet another awesome book from Taryn Browning!
The synopsis tells it like it is, Alexis can hear peoples thoughts, not at will but for as long as she can remember, which left her feeling like an outcast even though she still... Read more
Published on February 16, 2013 by Book Passion for Life
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!
This was a great read...I couldn't put it down. Just when I though I had it all figured out, the book took another turn! Highly recommend reading this... Read more
Published on November 28, 2012 by Kat
5.0 out of 5 stars entertaining
great book, a good read :)
still excitingly waiting for book two.
author is available on twitter and responds to questions!
Published on October 29, 2012 by Simone
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 MYSTERIOUS STARS!
"I'm going to kill her."

17 year old Alexis Forbes hears the voice of a killer.

Since she can remember, Alex has had the ability to hear others decisions, and... Read more
Published on September 19, 2012 by Novelsontherun
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Not totally sure how I feel about this one. It had a good idea, but the instant love was a little much for me. Read more
Published on September 11, 2012 by Alia
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Plot
I loved the book, the characters were rich and the plot was unbelievable! It's totally different than anything I read lately (and I read a lot). Read more
Published on August 24, 2012 by prihrod
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More About the Author

Taryn Browning writes novels for young adults. Her debut urban fantasy novel is DARK SEEKER. The sequel, DARK RETURN, will be available in late fall, 2012. Her YA paranormal romance, WHISPERING HILLS, was just released, March 2012. If you like YA urban fantasy and paranormal romance, please check them out!

Taryn graduated with a BS in Education from Towson University and went on to earn a MS in Reading from Hood College. When she's not writing, she enjoys reading, spending time with friends and family, dancing, music, movies, and the beach. Some of her favorite TV shows growing up included Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Charmed and Angel.

Visit her at, on twitter (@TarynBrowning) and facebook (Dark Seeker & Taryn Browning).

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