Friday, February 3, 2017

Review: THE GHOST FILES by Apryl Baker (Volume 1)

Ever since she was 5 years old, Mattie has been able to see ghosts or dead people. Now, at 16, she sees a young girl in the mirror, a girl with a bullet hole in her head. WTF! But, like always, she just tried to ignore them. But when she sees one at a party, she can’t help but recognize her as one of the foster kids in her home. Suddenly, dead kids are showing up all around her. What’s going on? Who are they? And how can she stop their endless pain? The ghost kids can’t say what’s happened to them, but all Mattie knows is this: she has to find her friend because foster kids need to look out of each other. 

Mattie handles the freak show with snarky wit and smartass humor as she learns to face her gift and curse. The pain she feels is so vivid and real. Good thing is that it’s not gory, not as much as the cover lends you to believe. Loved the simple craft that went into this ghostly investigation of missing kids. Good thing she had Officer Dan, a 20-year old cop that seemed more like a teenager with his PS3 and living with his parents. If only he could believe Mattie more. Being a foster kid, Mattie is one tough cookie and can kick butt when she needs to, which may be needed against the Reaper that comes to her in her nightmares.

A chilling ghost story that captures the reader from start to finish.

My rating: 5 stars

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