Lissa's Review: The Ghost Files (The Ghost Files #1) by Apryl Baker
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Released: August 13th 2013
Genre: Sci-Fi, Horror
Length: 275 pages
Format: eBook, paperback, audible
Cherry blossom lipstick: check Smokey eyes: check Skinny jeans: check Dead kid in the mirror: check For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too. Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see’s the ghost of her foster sister… Sally. Everyone thinks Sally’s just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth—she’s dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can’t do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally’s disappearance. Only to find out she’s dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim… Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?
Five Boundless Stars
The Ghost Files, is super creepy and intense. I couldn’t get enough. I read this within a day. I don’t read many in this genre. I was scrolling through Facebook one day and this was on my feed. I thought this looks interesting, I’ll give it ago. Surprisingly, I read it pretty soon after I purchased. Usually, I don’t get to books till the next year, if I’m lucky.
Mattie is a foster kid, who just so happens to see ghosts. I don’t want to go into detail about the whole thing. Because then it really wouldn’t be a surprise. It really is a brilliant read. Bayker, is really an awesome writer. Sometimes, It was a little too much of the character backstory. But it didn’t take away anything from the story. I really did love this.
The mystery of it, was very well played out. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I can find out who the killer is, before the book is finished. And I had no idea. I was completely surprised. I loved the characters, the ghosts, just the overall theme. I’m not easily grossed out, but so the descriptions were right on. There are a few ew moments.
Overall, I give this book Five Boundless Stars. I can’t help it was awesome. This is a series, so I can’t wait to see what else happens with Mattie.