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5.0 out of 5 starsThe First Church (Moving In Series Book 4)
Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2016
This Thrilling Scary Ghost Story is a tale of men and 1 boy , Jim , who brave the threat of their own deaths to capture EVIL, DEAD.. SIX SOLDIER GHOSTS , SEEKING VENGEANCE. Not against the people who killed them, but against anyone unlucky enough to cross their paths.. This story is as much about the growing to manhood of Jim, as he faces the possible loss of his beloved grandfather. A WONDERFUL, MOVING SUPERNATURAL MYSTERY you will truly enjoy. I RECOMMEND!
5.0 out of 5 starsDon't Miss Horror--What a Series!
Reviewed in the United States on May 29, 2016
Review: THE FIRST CHURCH by Ron Ripley [MOVING IN Book 4]
Author Ron Ripley deserves a wide audience and more acclaim, for truly his imagination never ceases. [Japanese soldier ghosts, in life practitioners of Shinto, housed in a New England Congregationalist Church!?! Strictly surreal!] This novella is fourth in the MOVING IN series, a series I hope never ends. Poor Brian Roy, the accidental ghost hunter, is called in on what turns out to be a seriously nasty, violent, and dangerous case (the "lucky" victims only suffer heart attacks--which is a real threat for Brian because of his cardiac history). These soldiers are mean!! Just because they've been deceased seventy years doesn't mean they're not both really, really sadistic, and terribly violent. So yes, a fair amount of blood and grisly and "not for the faint of heart" moments; but to be fair, some of the scenes, in other hands, would have been a whole lot more splatter-y. So I won't call this "extreme." However [rare event] the ending made me tearful (twice).
I really enjoyed this book. At first, I thought this was like a tween story, but the characters of the story are far from being dull. I truly had a blast with this installment. It had a huge body count, fear, and a half a dozen angry Japanese spirits that enjoy torturing anyone they can. Good for a stormy night ands well worth the read!!
5.0 out of 5 stars... become a huge Ron Ripley fan and I highly recommend this book to anyone reading his "Moving In" series ...
Reviewed in the United States on January 9, 2017
I have become a huge Ron Ripley fan and I highly recommend this book to anyone reading his "Moving In" series or any of his other entertaining ghost series/collections. The characters as usual are well developed and thw storyline is quite enjoyable. I look forward to more books by Mr. Ripley in the future!
This book took me by surprise. Although I love Mr Ripley's book this brought back a character whom I instantly loved from Sherman's Library. That alone kept me up til the end. If you are not a fan I urge you to delve into all the books. Now I hope against hopes that a full blown novel comes from Sherman's Library. Mr. Ripley you are far and above a great writer that deserves hardback novels...
Reviewed in the United States on December 31, 2016
Some dead are terribly angry, especially when their remains are messed with. And it just makes them angrier when their questions go unanswered. That sick ticker stayed strong and true this time. That's a bonus! Just as amazing the others. Thank you
OK. I'm catching up here. This is book four in the series. I have not reviewed any of them so far so I going to comment on the series in general. The author has developed a great concept and is writing it well. Great characters, living and dead and he does a great job of setting a mood. Unlike a lot of series, it starts off in full stride. No clumsy settling in period. Highly recommend.
Reviewed in the United States on September 21, 2016
I am so into Ron Ripley's books. I can't stop reading....the excitement keeps me going. The author makes you feel the sadness, the pain, the thrill in each chapter. A must read series! Ready for book 5 now!