The Ghost Files: Volume 1

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Title: The Ghost Files

Author: Apryl Baker

Published: August 13, 2013 by Limitless Publishing, LLC

Purchased: February 17, 2015, free on Kindle.

☆☆☆☆☆/5

Blurb: Cherry blossom lipstick: check
Smokey eyes: check
Skinny jeans: check
Dead kid in the mirror: check

For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too.

Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see’s the ghost of her foster sister… Sally.

Everyone thinks Sally’s just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth—she’s dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can’t do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally’s disappearance.

Only to find out she’s dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim…

Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?

Review: So good.

Oh my goat, this book was so good.

I like to think that I have good instincts when it comes to books, what I’ll like and what I won’t. This was a home run, a hit out of the ball park.

I’m also seeing a pattern here, I seem to go for the ghost stories that have a sassy female protagonist and I’m just wondering if all ghost stories are like that or just the ones I’ve read. This girl had such an attitude that I can’t decide who’s sassier. This girl or the girl from The Girl in the Box box set I reviewed a while back.

This wasn’t just a plain old ghost story, where girl sees ghost, tries to help ghost and yada yada, which is why I think I grew to love this books. It was interesting and I would get mad when I had to put it down.

I don’t really like books that are just focused on one thing, it gets repetitive and boring; not the case with this book. No many things that kept this reader engaged and white-knuckling through, wondering what was going to happen next.

I’m left with so many questions, I have a mighty need to read the others. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. If you’ve ever seen Ghost Whisperer, it’s kind of like that if that will get you curious enough to give this one a try.

Thank you for reading my review.

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