Author: J.L. Bryan
Series: Book Eight in the Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper Series
Published: December 28, 2016
Source: Copy Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: Urban Fantasy
My Rating: 4 Stars!
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.
This series never ceases to leave me up until the wee hours of the morning not only reading but hesitantly looking over my shoulder while doing so because of it's creepy goodness. Not only does it always leave me rapidly turning the pages eager to find out everything I can, but it always leaves me wanting more and I absolutely love that about it. It is one of the reasons this series made my top ten list in 2016 for favorite reads and I suspect, will continue to do so.
Bryan has completely created something not only suspenseful and mysterious but creeptastic as well. It never fails to have me anxiously doing double takes late at night at anything that moves and hearing things that aren't there during the day. It is one of the few series that always keeps me on edge and on my toes and I just can't get enough of it, The Keeper fit right in with the rest.
It too left me reading late into the night because I just couldn't put it down until it was done and of course, jumping at shadows along the way and maybe leaving a night light or two on after putting it down.
I once again loved Bryan's ability to suck me into the story and get lost in Ellie's world, a world that has seemed to grow more complicated as each new obstacle in her life grows and changes and while I liked, for the most part, where the story was headed, I was sad about some events that took place early on in the story and was somewhat saddened that we didn't get more info about it and what it meant for Ellie and her relationship with said person. Without giving anything away, I do hope that Bryan will continue that part of the storyline in the next book and not leave up hanging wondering what will happen next.
This was another great installment and I will be eagerly (once again) waiting for more.
*All thought and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*