Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Review: The Keeper by J.L. Bryan

Title: The Keeper
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!


Book Description:
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.*

23 comments:

  1. Reading your review make me want to read it now. I'll definitely checking this one out. Awesome review!

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    1. Yay happy to hear that! Hope you love them too!

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  2. thanks to you, I bought the first book. So curious to try now

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  3. Happy New Year, Ali!

    It's always great to find a series that has you in a grip of suspense time and again. I hope you'll continue to love the books!

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  4. sounds good but ugh #8 it will go on my well maybe list :) Thanks for the great review Kindlemom

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    1. They read super fast if it helps. ;)

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  5. I really need to start this series from the creeptastic to the late night page turning it sounds fantastic!

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    1. It really is and perfect for anytime. ;)

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  6. Wow, this series is on book 8 already?! It's definitely one I want to try. I'm glad you enjoyed this one and I love the books that keep me up late. ;)

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    1. Oh me too Erin! I really hope you try it, grab the first book on Amazon if you haven't already, so worth it and hey, it's free!

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  7. I really need to checkout this series as I love creeptadtic reads. This seems such a great series. Glad you enjoyed it, Ali :)

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    1. It really is a good one and highly addicting.

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  8. I heard of Bryan years go. He's a true talent. Glad to see his books are keeping you engaged.

    QueendSheena
    2017 IWSG January Co-Host

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  9. Uh oh, from reading your review, I am guessing something sad goes down between Ellie and Michael. Bummer. I have this waiting on my Kindle. I just need to get to it. So glad you are loving this series as much as I do.

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    1. I would answer that but you will find out soon enough. ;)

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  10. That sounds awesome. Thanks for the great review.

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  11. LOL creepy goodness? I'm thinking this would only be done if I had family visiting or was back home or I'd be a jumpy mess. lol

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    1. That can make you jumpy for sure, especially at night. ;)

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  12. Looks interesting. I can be down for the creepiness at the right time. I'll keep this one in mind for when I'm in one of those moods!

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