Taking a much-needed break, ghost hunter Shane Ryan spends a day exploring an old New England town. What starts as a hike becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse with a malevolent ghost who preys upon unsuspecting visitors. Shane has seen his share of bad spirits, but nothing could have prepared him for the evil predator dogging his trail.
Abel Latham is the scourge of Griswold, a deathly quiet town populated by the undead. Abel stalks the hapless victims who stumble onto his unholy ground before torturing them to death. The police rarely notice who's missing until two brothers disappear and the only clues are the boys' abandoned trucks and blood. Lots of blood.
Though shaken by the gruesome details of Abel's depraved life and dreadful crimes, Shane knows his new job is to end Latham's reign of terror and his vengeance for blood. As Shane hunts his ghostly mark, he prays he won't be the next grisly artifact found in Griswold Forest!
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Enjoyed it very much! No struggle to get through. A great sequel to the others in the series! Can be done as a standalone but I would recommend them in order. Great sequel with the ending for more. Keeping it spooky!
Here's me thinking that The Lighthouse was Shane's toughest job yet, but it's nothing compared to this!! Shane and his girlfriend decide to take a break by visiting an old New England town. They have heard the gossip, "The legend of Abel Latham" but decide to go see anyway. What starts out as a hike, soon becomes a matter of life and death!
This has to be the absolute baddest ghost I've read so far!! Abel Latham enjoys torturing his victims and even keeps part of them in his "lair". He let's his victims go in the woods and then huts them down. When Shane comes to Griswald, he is confronted with the ghost of a boy and his dog. They explain who Abel is and that there is no escape. The town is not only home to Abel, but also to his many, many victims.
Ron Ripley has never failed to deliver anything other than an incredibly scary and addicting read. This one is a lot bloodier, a lot messier, a lot scarier and a lot sadder than the previous two. Shane has to deal with an egotistical and insane ghostly serial killer, but also his two "best friends". I really thought that Shane wasn't going to come out on top this time, and truth be told, he doesn't, but I'm not going to say in what way because it's a spoiler ;)
In all, this was such a scary read. It gave me plenty of chills and spooked me a lot. The plot was well done and well written and I devoured the book. I loved how the author made a reference to his other series too, (which I really need to catch up on because it seems like something major happened in it!!) . Anyway, a suspenseful, creepy, fast paced and exciting read, this series is a must read!! I can't wait to see what this author comes up with next.
Again, Thom Bowers brings this book to life. He really brings the atmosphere and spookiness alive and knows how to tell the story properly. I highly recommend you check him out.
*I received this for free but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.*
I like to read many different genres, but I favor horror for my Audible choices.
Another interesting and entertaining story featuring Shane Ryan, a retired marine who can communicate with the dead. This time, Shane and his girlfriend Courtney are out on a relaxing day trip to hike around the abandoned town of Griswold. But as so often happens, it's wrong place wrong time, and they get pulled in to the horrific events that unfold.
I really feel like this story gives Shane's character a little more depth, and it builds on the new relationship that started after his and Courtney's ordeal at the lighthouse. We also get to see more interaction with his house, which I think of as a main character because it's so fascinating! Highly recommend this series and all Ron Ripley's books!
This book was better than the previous. A very good series thus far. This story definitely had some sadder undertones than the previous ones, but it just made the story richer as it unfolded. Looking forward to more in this series, and from the author!
I absolutely love this series !! I love the characters of Shane, Courtney and Carl. Ron Ripley is the King and Koontz with his creepy supernatural ghost stories. Narration was well done with the series. I was not expecting the tear jerking ending. My complaint is too short and want more ASAP. Highly recommend to anyone who loves ghosts, also recommend the Moving In Series. I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook from Scare Street. THANK YOU!!
The story and suspense
Yes, with each book he gets better and better.
Terror waits in the town of Griswold
Each book in this series is good. As it continues, it keeps its strengths and leaves its weaknesses, though I don't really think it had much in the way of weakness to begin with. The narrator seemed to have had some difficulty with certain accents before. He definitely doesn't have them here. Of course, the only one that's continued over is German but he's got that one nailed down very well now. There was even a shocker scene in there at one point. I expected part of it but didn't expect how that scene ended. Wow! Very good book.
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