Author: J.L. Bryan
Series: Book Nine of the Ellie Jordan Ghost Trapper Series
Published: October 28, 2017
Source: ARC Provided by the Author (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4.5 Stars!
Ellie's new case takes her far out of town, to an historic but crumbling nineteenth-century skyscraper in downtown Atlanta. The reclusive, once-prominent family living at the top of the tower are experiencing paranormal disturbances that grow more threatening by the day.
Ellie and Stacey must unravel the hidden history of the tower and the ancestors of the family who occupy it—a history full of crime, corruption, wealth, and power. With floor after floor of dark, haunted spaces, the labyrinthine antique tower presents one of the greatest ghost-trapping challenges that Ellie has ever faced.
It is always a sign of a good author when even though I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open and it's the middle of the night and this book is super creepy, I still can't put it down. And not just can't, but I don't even want to, it is just that good.
That is what the whole Ellie Jordan series to date, has been like for me, a book drug that I just can't seem to get enough of.
Bryan not only knows how to write a story that is engaging and entertaining but so filled with look over your shoulder, feel goose bumps on your arm moments that it isn't even funny. I mean truly, sometimes these books freak me out so much, I have to leave a light on (usually the TV on mute) will I read them because, hello, the ghosts! The creepy crawlies, the darkness shudders, it can be a bit much and yet I absolutely love them and love Bryan for creating those moments where I have to look around to make sure no one is watching me and be nervous when the lights start to flicker (where are those Winchester boys when you need them?) because what if?
I loved how much darker this story seemed. With deep hidden family secrets and skeletons in every closet, it really was different from the others.
Ellie is still torn up by the events of the past few weeks and with everything that has happened, is more than happy to get away from it all, even if getting away means visiting a haunted tower that might be more dangerous and more creepy than anything she has encountered yet.
This book was so incredibly hard to put down and I flew through it even though I wanted it to last forever. It was so much fun. And just when I thought it wasn't going to be scary or creepy anymore Bryan would throw in something else to make me shudder and look over my shoulder and pull a blanket up around my shoulders and want to jump at every little noise I heard. It was creeptastic and probably one of my favorites to date. I loved everything about it.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author. I was not compensated for this review.*