The New York Times best-selling author of The Event Group series launches a new series of paranormal thrillers just in time for Halloween.
Built at the turn of the 20th century by one of the richest and most powerful men in the world, tucked away in the pristine Pocono Mountains, Summer Place, a retreat for the rich and famous, seems the very essence of charm and beauty, "a scene borrowed from a wondrous fairy tale of gingerbread houses, bright forests, and glowing, sunny meadows". But behind the yellow and white-trimmed exterior lurks an evil waiting to devour the unwary.
Seven years ago Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy and destroyed his career. Now Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure. Disgraced and alienated from the academic community, Kennedy wants nothing to do with the event. But Summer Place has other plans.
As Summer Place grows stronger, Kennedy, along with the paranormal ghost hunting team, The Supernaturals, sets out to confront and, if possible, destroy the evil presence dwelling there.
©2016 David L. Golemon (P)2016 Recorded Books
If you like a ghost story with a haunted house, this is a great choice. It has all the necessary elements, including the uncovering of background history, to build a thrilling story.
Audible used to sell an unabridged version of The Supernaturals read by Jeffrey Kafer. I'm such a big fan of that book that I bought this new version to see if there were any differences.
Mr. Golemon has done some minor editing. The story is still the same, but the text has been cleaned up a little. (Personally, I miss some of the details from the old version.)
Imho, if you already own the Kafer version, there's no need to buy this one too. The minor edits don't warrant buying the book twice, no matter how good it may be.
I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book. The story drew me in right from the beginning, the characters were well developed and very believable. The subject was very interesting and the narrative was fast paced with no fluff or filler.
The narrator was spot on. His ability to change his voice with each character made this story come to life in my mind.
I will be listening to more by both this author and narrator.
Absolutely. This is the most interesting ghost hunters book I have read or listened to ever.
Julie. I am a journalist, so I imagine she is my favorite character because I could identify with her. David Goleman did an excellent job of portraying a journalist in this story, including how she approached the situation and how she responded to the strange and disturbing occurrences that began to appear almost immediately after she became an active character.
No, I have not, but I have read or listened to many other ghost hunter books. This one gets an A-plus from me.
The story was never predictable and the setting a bit of a surprise, although the old house (nothing like the one on the cover) was perfect for the story the author wove.
Nail-biting, Emotional, Thrilling!
I think that most books in the Stephen King collection would fall into this category of supernatural and suspenseful however, beware, his books are quite a bit more gory. Lillith Saintcrow's Hunter series also delivers a healthy dose of fantasy and other-worldlliness with her character, Jill Kismet, that are very gritty and character driven. Shirley Damsgaard does a fantastic job of authoring very "hard-to-put-down" novels featuring Ophelia Jensen, a supernatural private investigator. Her novels also prove to be a lighter read with a quirky main character and a similarly funny cast of suspects.
This is my first book with him as a narrator but I look forward to listing to him in the future.
Time Multiplies the Horror of Summer House. Can anyone survive it's deadly secrets?
This is my first time reading a book by David L. Golemon. I will be gleefully searching for another of his books as soon as I am finished writing this review!
I am a long haul owner operator truck driver, listening to audio books has been a salvation for me.
The first half was fairly interesting, but it really started to lose me after that. a lot of unnecessary bickering between characters. I felt as if the author tried to make this book extra long with a lot of "filling" type words. I had to back tract a couple times in order to understand what was going on. There are a lot of characters! There are some mane characters, but there are so many others and so many various different things going on, it looses the "scary" factor. at least it did for me. It would have been a great story, if it would of just concentrated in about 10 less people in it. I gave it 3 stars because I had a hard time following this story. that doesn't happen very often. falls flat.
I was pleasantly surprised that this book I randomly plucked was not just well written and well read but darn entertaining. I found myself staying up late and squeezing in time to listen just because I was so engrossed in the story.
One of the better horror stories I've read lately with a nice twist that took me almost to the end to figure out.
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