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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Review of Ghost Trackers: A Novel by Jason Hawes & Grant Wilson, with Tim Waggoner

Publisher:Gallery Books
Release Date: September 13, 2011
Buying Links:  Amazon     The Book Depository

Book Blurb (from goodreads):

In this spine-tingling new series, the stars of TV's GHOST HUNTERS introduce readers to a team of paranormal investigators who reunite to defeat a sinister force they unleashed long ago. . . . 

For fifteen years, Amber, Drew, and Trevor have barely been able to recall--let alone explain--what happened the terrifying night they decided to explore the old, abandoned Lowry House. According to local legend, the house was cursed by a dark past and inhabited by evil. It burst into flames on the night of their visit, leaving the friends traumatized and nearly dead with only vague memories of the frightening events they had witnessed inside. Now, on the eve of their high school reunion, they have gathered to reopen their investigation and figure out, once and for all, what took place that fateful night . . . before the supernatural entity they escaped threatens to overtake them again.

Reviewed by: Bea
My Thoughts:

This is the first fiction book by Hawes and Wilson, stars of the tv show, "Ghost Hunters", a show where they search for and try to explain paranormal incidents. They've taken their experiences and turned them into a new fiction series. Since the back cover touts it as a new series, I had little doubt while reading the story that there would be a happy ending, with no real damage to our heroes. That removed a lot of the suspense for me.

We meet the four main characters quickly and it quickly becomes apparent that one of them, Greg, is not normal. The action is quick to start with then the story slows down and the book is longer than necessary. All of the characterizations are simplistic, there's no depth, with one exception: Jerry, who was the school bully but he's changed and his change is believable. I actually felt for him. Unfortunately, that's the extent of the depth that we get. Most of what happens is predictable, the characters are stereotypes, and the pacing veers from between fast and slow.

Amber, Trevor, and Drew are all likable and with more depth and better pacing this would be a good start to a new series. If you enjoy the show "Ghost Hunters" and enjoy reading about paranormal investigations, you may want to give this a try.

I received a paperback from the publisher for review.

1 comment:

  1. Good review. Personally I don't like Ghost Hunters and avoid that show. I think there are way too many theatrics going on to be 'real' and I doubt some of the things that happen. Maybe I'm a skeptic. Seeing is believing to me. But, a good review Bea. Thanks. :)


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