Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan [Review]

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #1) by J.L. Bryan
Format: paperback
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: October 5, 2014

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
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J.L. Bryan
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
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.
Thoughts on Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper: Hee! This one was fun! Ghosties, ghoulies, smart women, and plenty of danger had me hooked from page one. Ellie knows her stuff and she knows when she needs to ask for help.

(Admittedly, that last part took a little nudging, but she did ask. Eventually.)

I should probably mention that I love ghost stories. These particular ghosts totally hit the spot. The story behind how the house became haunted worked for me. The story behind why Ellie became a ghost trapper worked for me. Heck, Ellie's friendship with Stacey worked for me. Not going to lie, I'm intrigued by Jacob and how (or if) he'll fit in with Ellie and Stacey down the line.

With nicely gruesome imagery, likeable characters, and some twisted backstory to give both the ghosts and Ellie depth, I'm digging what J.L. Bryan has created here. Given that Ellie's working in ghost-central, the possibilities look to be endless for potential stories. GOOD THING. I want to know more about Ellie and see what she gets into next!

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