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Review: Ghost Trackers

27 Oct

Ghost Trackers
by Jason Hawes. Grant Wilson, Tim Waggoner
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN-10: 1451651171
ISBN-13: 978-1451651171

Product description:
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.

My thoughts:

I came away a little disappointed with this book. I couldn’t help but think of a TV commercial in which Jason and Grant tell the audience, “We know scary.” If they do know scary, they must not be able to write scary, because, Ghost Trackers does not deliver on scary. In my opinion, Ghost Trackers fails to deliver — anything.

The pace of the book sputters and stalls. The main characters are not believable, nor are they interesting. The ending is predictable after reading only a few chapters.

I can’t recommend this book for anyone other than the most devoted Jason and Grant Ghost Hunters collector. In the spirit of Halloween, this would be a trick …


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Gallery Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


Next on my reading list is “The Little Book of True Ghost Stories.”

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5 Comments

Posted by on October 27, 2011 in Book Reviews

 

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5 responses to “Review: Ghost Trackers

  1. Adsila

    October 27, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Great review Barry. I was wondering if their book was any good, now I know.

     
    • Barry Huddleston

      October 27, 2011 at 7:04 pm

      I think that the book will sell for the Jay and Grant Ghost Hunter fans.

       
  2. courtmroch

    October 27, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Review, thank you so much for your honest review. Their show sucks, so I was having a hard time imagining their fiction would be much better. Even though their show is now mostly fiction…

     
    • Barry Huddleston

      October 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm

      It’s not as bad as some of the shows on Syfy lol

       
      • courtmroch

        October 27, 2011 at 9:16 pm

        Um, yes, you do bring up an interesting (and true!) point there!

         

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