Review: Ghost Town

Ghost Town

by Jason Hawes, Grant Wilson, and Tim Waggoner
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Gallery Books
ISBN-10: 1451613822
ISBN-13: 978-1451613827

(Barry’s score 3 1/2 stars out of 5)

My thoughts:

For those of you who are expecting a wonderfully written ghost story by Jason and Grant, you may come away a little disappointed. As with “Ghost Trackers” last year, “Ghost Town” doesn’t feel like it was written by our favorite Ghost Hunters. Having said that, if you like the work of Tim Waggoner (The Nekropolis Archives), “Ghost Town” should make for a pleasant read.

The pace of the book sputters, but it can move at a nice clip. The best part of “Ghost Town” is the creepy vibe. The characters are fleshed out much better than the first novel. While there is some profanity, the gore is minimal. I couldn’t help but chuckle at the tease for the next book.

All in all, I liked it better than the first novel. I give it 3 1/2 stars out of 5 and recommend it for the Ghost Hunters collectors and fans of creepy fiction. Fans of Tim Waggoner should enjoy his latest effort.

Product description:

WELCOME TO EXETER, THE “MOST HAUNTED TOWN IN AMERICA,” thanks to a deadly flood that unleashed an army of ghosts decades ago. And when ghost trackers Amber, Drew, and Trevor attend a conference during Exeter’s spookiest week of the year, the ghouls grow restless. First, an innocent bookstore worker is mysteriously killed, setting off a string of strange deaths that point to a shadowy spirit known as the Dark Lady.

With a paranormal revolution ensuing, the team must stop the twisted bloodbath. But a past horror involving the death of a former teammate has them spinning faster than a specter in a storm, especially when they learn that it’s his ghost who awakened the Dark Lady. Now, with their lives on the line and the entire town at stake, the three must decide whether to trust the spirit of their old friend or to finally put a stake through his heart.


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.”

Review: Ghost Trackers

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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