Monday, July 10, 2017

The Keeper by J.L. Bryan [Review]

 The Keeper by J.L. Bryan
The Keeper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #8) by J.L. Bryan
Format: ebook
Source: provided by the author for an honest review
Date read: January 6, 2017

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
1. Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
2. Cold Shadows
3. The Crawling Darkness
4. Terminal
5. House of Whispers
6. Maze of Souls
7. Lullaby
8. The KeeperPaperback | Kindle

J.L. Bryan
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Synopsis (Goodreads):
The South Channel lighthouse is a crumbling antique at the mouth of the Savannah River, abandoned and forgotten for generations. Local stories still tell of a mysterious woman in white who often stood at the old lighthouse, watching the sailors come into port...even long after she died.

Now the property by the lighthouse is owned by a famous movie star in search of a remote beach getaway on sleepy Tybee Island. Unfortunately, old ghosts haunt her new retreat, stirred up by the construction of a luxurious new mansion. Ellie, Stacey, and their team must remove the ghosts, who grow more dangerous and aggressive every night, threatening the lives of the client and her family and personal staff.

The lighthouse has a dark history, with many ghosts, and mysteries to unravel before Ellie can send them on to the other side.
Thoughts on The Keeper: Okay. I'm wavering here because several issues that had been pulling at Ellie are finally resolved (and that's a good thing, for the most part), but there's a little part of me that wanted one specific thing to go differently and... *gives everybody sad eyes*

No worries, though. Ellie's made of tougher stuff than I am. As shown by how often she gets tossed around and attacked by ghosts. The point is that while I'm over here giving everyone sad eyes, she's throwing herself lock, stock, and barrel into work. Namely, finding out who or what is haunting various sites around town.

Something spooky in the lighthouse? Ellie's on it. Dangerous creeper in the theater? Ellie's on it double time. Abandoned gas station needing some eyes on it? Ellie will figure out a way. Yeah, maybe she's stretched a little thin, but sometimes you need to push yourself to the breaking point so you can forget about other things.

As always, we're given a solid mystery with plenty of deliciously horrific imagery. Lighthouses, man, they aren't all they're cracked up to be. And theaters? FORGET ABOUT IT. Let's see what danger Ellie finds herself in next.

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