Ellie Jordan and her apprentice Stacey investigate a house in an elaborate planned community that was only half-built before it went bankrupt, leaving an instant ghost town with only a few residents.
The entity haunting this house is a banshee that feeds on sadness and misery.
Unfortunately for Ellie, this is no simple haunting, but just one symptom of the cursed land on which the suburban community was built.
The old railroad line running through the nearby woods might just be a conduit for lost souls, including dark spirits with ill intentions toward the living.
Ellie soon finds herself facing one of the most complex and difficult hauntings she’s seen in her career.Kindle Edition, 211 pagesPublished May 4th 2015 by www.jlbryanbooks.com
Four Stars: Another addictive installment in a terrific, realistic ghost series.
Ellie and Stacey finish setting up the cameras at their latest job. They have been hired by a young couple, expecting their first baby any day, who are living with a wailing ghost in their basement. Ellie suspects a banshee, but what she finds is far more sinister. The young couple lives in a community that was never fully built, and it turns out the reason why is because the area is haunted. When Ellie and her friends dig deeper, they run into a ghost train. Its passengers met an untimely death, and now a hundred years later, they are still trying to catch the train. Will Ellie figure out how to stop the haunting?
What I Liked:
- With each and every installment, I am loving the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper Series more and more. I love that each book presents another creepy haunting, while developing the characters and adding to the overall story arc. I especially like that this addictive little series is publishing at a rapid fire pace, so I don't have to wait long in between books. If you want a great series, I urge you to try Ellie Jordan.
- One of the reasons I am drawn to this series is I love that it is realistic ghost hunting. Ellie and her friends live in Savannah, Georgia, one of the most haunted cities in the United States. Every old home or abandoned property, presents the possibility of ghosts. So far, Ellie has solved some creepy cases. This time out, Ellie is investigating a ghost train that stems from a train robbery gone horrifically bad at the turn of the twentieth century. A large group of ghosts wander the tracks hoping to catch the train once and for all. I thought this was the best ghost mystery to date. I loved the history and the mystery behind the ghost train, and all the twists that went with it. This one had its scary moments, but it wasn't quite as creepy as its predecessors. In my opinion, this was the best Ellie Jordan book to date. This series brings you history, mystery and science along with the ghosts. I like the realistic feel to it.
- I am enjoying watching the character development with each and every book, especially when it comes to the new found friendships. In this haunting, Ellie and Stacey receive additional help from Michael, the firefighter, and Jacob, the psychic. I am liking the possibilities for romance and I am eagerly looking forward to watching the friendships/ relationships develop. I enjoyed the dynamic between the four characters, there was a lot of fun dialogue when all four were together.
- This one was a bit on the lighter side. It had its scary moments, but all in all, it was more mystery. I also loved the fun witty banter between the characters. One of my favorite scenes was when the gang met for breakfast. The conversation had some hilarious moments, and I loved when there was a nod to one of my all time favorite movies, Stand By Me. I appreciate that there was more humor. I felt that this was a great blend of mystery, ghosts and comedic relief.
- In the past, the books have been focused on the main story line, but in this fourth installment, the series is beginning to branch out a bit as story lines are introduced that are tied to the series story line. I am anxious to see what will become of the agency and how the romances will play out in the upcoming installments.
- I appreciate the attention to detail and the realistic aspects of this series. This is ghost hunting in the real world with science, history and special ghost trapping equipment. For all you who love the ghost hunting shows, this is a series you need to read.
- I love that with each and every book, I get a complete, rapid fire, ghostly mystery. Each case is resolved by the end of the book so you aren't left with irritating cliffhangers or a bunch of nagging questions.
And The Not So Much:
- I wasn't' fond of the way the story switched focus midway. At first, it appears that Ellie and Stacey are investigating a banshee haunting in a home, but then their investigation takes them out into the woods where they encounter the ghost train. It works, but I feel like the story wasn't as cohesive. It felt like Ember and her haunting were flipped to the back burner and they became nothing more than a mention in the second half of the story. Not a big issue, but I was invested in Ember and the banshee and then to have them mostly out of the picture was a bit jarring.
- As much as I like Ellie, she frustrates me a bit because she makes some rash and often times, stupid decisions that land her in a compromising position. There hasn't been a book yet where she hasn't gotten her ass kicked. I am hoping that she will learn a thing or two and not get her butt handed to her so much. However, she is a good hearted person, and she always tries to protect her friends, even at personal risk to herself.
Terminal is the latest in a thrilling and exciting ghost series that you need to be reading. I love this addictive little series because it is realistic ghost hunting with science, history and gadgets and gizmos. Not to mention it has terrific characters, including some creepy ghosts. I also appreciate the humor. This is a must read series, and the best part is that it is rapid fire releasing. Book five is due out this fall. So hurry and catch up.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for this review and all opinions are my own.