The Girl From Dark Dakota
What do a teen with burgeoning psychic abilities, a professor of parapsychology, a washed-up medium, a skeptic accountant, and a group of young ghost hunters have in common? You will want to read this book to find out! This epic supernatural thriller follows several characters as they investigate paranormal activity in the small town of Williston, North Dakota. As Halloween approaches, they investigate a local ghost story, unravel hidden secrets, and unwittingly reveal an evil that threatens life as they know it.
The cover of this book has an eerie paranormal feel that fits the story. Even though this is a substantial book, it is an easy read. My heart raced and at times my mouth hung open, which my husband thought was pretty comical. There is humor, suspense, action, and lots of paranormal elements. The story flows well and kept me glued to the pages. The length of the chapters is good, with endings that leave you wanting to read more.
I loved the characters; they were well developed and endearing. I was invested in them from each introduction and rooted for them throughout the story. The dialogue between the characters was believable and did not feel forced. Sometimes, when you have multiple storylines, some details get lost; however, that is not the case with this book at all.
I thought the plot of this novel was well thought out, and even though there are lots of moving parts, the author did a great job of weaving them all together. The intertwining storylines keep the reader guessing to the very end. At first, I was afraid that the momentum of the story would slow halfway through, but it did not. The suspense built, then ebbed, then continued to build to the conclusion. The climax of the story did not disappoint and, although I usually enjoy more follow up and resolution, I was pretty satisfied with the ending. An experienced ghost hunter may be able to pick apart some of the details, but as someone who avidly watches ghost-hunting shows, I could find no fault in the descriptions.
I can’t say enough about how much I loved this book. It’s right up there with other thrillers I’ve read by Dean Koontz and Stephen King. I am definitely interested in reading other novels by this author. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves paranormal thrillers, ghost hunting, or generally spooky stuff.
|Page Count||561 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime & Thriller|