Saturday, February 18, 2012

DEADLY LITTLE VOICES by Laurie Faria Stolarz

DEADLY LITTLE VOICES is the fourth in the Touch novel series by Laurie Faria Stolarz.  Once again Camelia Hammond struggles with her psychometric powers. 

Now in addition to sensing the future with a simple touch, she is hearing voices.  These voices are far from kind and reassuring.  In fact, they are cruel and threatening.  Camelia tries to ignore the voices, but when they combine with a strong sense that a fellow classmate might be in mortal danger, Camelia is forced to admit they exist.

Her problems increase when Danica Pete, the girl she believes may be in danger, accuses Camelia of stalking her.  How is she supposed to protect someone who clearly hates her and doesn't what to have anything to do with her?

Camelia is also trying to come to terms with the fact that her Aunt Alexia is now living with them.  Aunt Alexia is the one person who could understand Camelia's situation since they share the same psychometric powers, but the power has taken a toll on her aunt leaving her unable to cope with the basic tasks of daily living.  She has been in and out of mental facilities for as long as Camelia can remember.  Camelia is now living with the underlying fear that she will eventually become like her disabled aunt.

Fans of the Touch novel series will find this fourth book fascinating.  Camelia is sure she is gaining control of her power, but things aren't always as they seem.  A note at the end announces that readers should watch for the final novel in the series, DEADLY  LITTLE LESSONS.

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