Dead Girl, a story from the Block Vang Files by Craig Nybo is a fun and awesome book. Imagine the Stephen King classic, “Christine” crossed with the movie, “The Ring.” A haunted car and an evil ghost. Yes, please. When a writer crosses those great plot elements with a snarky reporter who goes by the byline, Block Vang, the combination is highly entertaining. Vang’s witty comebacks had me laughing out loud chapter after chapter. The novel strays toward true horror, but it’s more of a mystery comedy with supernatural elements.
Dead Girl starts innocently enough with threats of getting fired from his newspaper job before Vang goes chasing a lead in a backwater town in Utah. He uncovers a decades long curse that has claimed many lives, and is about to take more. The plot features a dead girl who is somehow possessing a car and killing people. The hotrod has more balls than a platoon of marines and takes lives whenever it gets out of the garage.
I loved reading the novel and found the main character’s voice so engaging. This would be a great book to listen to on audio book.