Review: Cold Shadows
I received this book for free from Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Cold Shadows by J.L. Bryan
Series: Ellie Jordan,
Published by Self-Published on November 28th 2014
Genres: Ghosts/Paranormal, Young Adult/New Adult Crossover
Source: Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
Footsteps in the attic. Toys that play by themselves. A dark presence in an upstairs room.
Paranormal investigator Ellie Jordan faces a difficult new case. Her new clients are a family haunted by multiple ghosts and a poltergeist that wrecks their home at night. Their seven-year-old son’s invisible friends may not be imaginary at all, but the restless spirits of dead children.
To clear her clients’ house of the dangerous entities, Ellie must unravel the mysterious deaths of another family who lived in the old mansion more than a hundred and sixty years ago—and she must do it before the ghosts can carry out their malevolent designs on her clients and their children.
I’ve decided to pick back up this series and continue it. I read the first book and got hooked. Ever since, I wondered what new adventures awaited Ellie. Also, please note that due to pregnancy insomnia, I started this book late at night and could not stop reading it. Plus, I got a bit scared.
Plot: This is about Ellie who is a paranormal investigator/ghost trapper. She reviews the cases and finds the ones that are truly real. I really enjoyed reading about Ellie. I think she is strong and passionate about her job. This story follows Ellie into a haunted house with a malevolent back round. I really like that this plot not only moved at a great pace but it gave the reader a great history of the house.
Haunted House: One aspect of these stories that I truly love is the detailed research that Ellie does. When she reviews cases, she not only visits but she looks into the past. And for me, researching the horrific events that happened in that house followed by creepy ghosts, really brings the story to life. I loved learning about why people did what they did and why they stay there. Every creepy movement of a door slamming, a cold room and ghost taking form, only made me read faster.
Anywho, this book is awesome! The story, the history and not to mention it gave me the chills. I stayed up past 1am just to finish it and when I did, I had to Netflix for a while just to feel better and fall asleep. (I’m a big chicken) If you love ghost stories, definitely give this book a try.