RELEASE DATE: May 4th, 2015
AUTHOR: J.L. Bryan
GENRE: Young-Adult, Paranormal, Horror, Fantasy, Ghosts.
SUMMARY: Ellie Jordan and her apprentice Stacey investigate a house in an elaborate planned community that was only half-built before it went bankrupt, leaving an instant ghost town with only a few residents. The entity haunting this house is a banshee that feeds on sadness and misery.
Unfortunately for Ellie, this is no simple haunting, but just one symptom of the cursed land on which the suburban community was built. The old railroad line running through the nearby woods might just be a conduit for lost souls, including dark spirits with ill intentions toward the living. Ellie soon finds herself facing one of the most complex and difficult hauntings she’s seen in her career.
Compared with the previous books the plot of this book seemed much more mysterious than the others. Ellie traps ghosts who are so against to let go the human realm and haunts happy families but she never had dealed with a ghost train before which was the surprising twist of this book. I really enjoyed reading it throughout and the series is becoming more interesting with it’s going further. In this new case, Ellie has to deal with more ghosts than before and some of them were strong entities that they can be able to physically hurt a person or might kill them too.
Ellie and Stacey are back again with a new case to investigate in which a happy couple who are expecting a new born baby seemed to be haunted by a wailing banshee which draws energy from the sadness of the people. While investigating the case they find it linked back to the old case she has worked before and they also find that the whole community where the couple are living is actually haunted with too many spirits.By digging deeper into the history of it, they come across a ghost train which was a total surprise to them. After checking out the background history of the train they find out that all the passengers in the train has been murdered for a robbery gone wrong. There was a mystery surrounding the train, the robbery and the robbers but Ellie couldn’t understand why they killed all the passengers which eventually sets her on the path to unveil this mystery.
The plot is really fantastic and I think there was more mystery than Horror in it which I really liked it. Everything in this seemed so realistic with all the paranormal investigation stuff they do.Micheal, who is almost boyfriend of Ellie also helped in this case. Ellie was hurt a lot more in this while unraveling the mystery but she still stood up strong with so much courage which I really loved about her. At the the final showdown where Ellie enters into the ghost train was the amazing part of this book. The end was totally unexpected I mean WTH was that thing and where did it come from, it looked really scary which raises more questions.There was also some new interesting characters entrances which were introduced for a short while but I think they are going to play major parts in the future releases.
The author has written a plot which was both scary and mysterious enough to make the readers engaged to it till the end. Overall, It’s a great read and I hope the next one would be much more fantastic and of course scarier too. I’d highly recommended this series to readers who like reading ghost hunting/trapping novels or paranormal novels.
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