Title: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
Author: J.L. Bryan
Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper, #1
Genre: Paranormal, Mystery
Publication Date: September 13, 2014
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Ellie Jordan’s job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America.
When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the old mansion they’ve recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an evil older and more powerful than she’d ever expected, rooted in the house’s long and sordid history of luxury, sin, and murder. The dangerous entity seems particularly interested in her clients’ ten-year-old daughter.
Soon her own life is in danger, and Ellie must find a way to exorcise the darkness of the house before it can kill her, her clients, or their frightened young child.
This book had a lot of thought and research put into it. You can tell from the start by the detail descriptions of ghost hunting and Savannah, Georgia. I wonder how long it took to get just everything right. If you have ever watched a ghost hunting show on TV you will love this book. It dove right into the scenes with freshness and freaky detail.
Ellie is a great ghost hunter but doesn’t want to have to work with others. During the book we have great history lessons plus depth about the lives of the dead that are hunting now. Stacey is a fresh young thing that is funny at times. She wants to do this job but never really caught a ghost that was hunting the living before. You will have twists and turns all over this book. You might think one thing then something else will change. It was a great paranormal mystery from the start. I learned a lot about ghost hunting that seems to be what TV show also. I recommend it if you enjoy ghost books or even just the freaky paranormal books. I recommend not reading before bed, you might get nightmares. I personal read it during the day because I easily get them when eating something like this.