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A cold dark night. A cemetery full of secrets. And murderous ghosts on the loose.

After more than a decade, Connor Mann is forced out of the psychiatric ward he once called home. He finds himself back in the town where he grew up, with a distant father, and a tragedy all too painful to bear.

His attempt to resume a normal life soon comes under attack when he encounters restless spirits lurking in the basement. And someone - or something - terribly vicious awaits him with open arms in nearby Pine Grove Cemetery.

Meanwhile, a series of unexplained murders begin to wreak havoc on the town, and a group of detectives work tirelessly on the puzzling case. Unbeknownst to them, an elderly Chinese man, Hu, is on the lookout for a nefarious priest, who might hold the key to unlocking the mystery.

As a legion of deadly ghosts cast an ominous cloud over Pine Grove, Connor must confront his tragic past and gather all his strength to defeat them. The battle against unimaginable evil will change everything he knows about himself, and the world.

©2017 Ron Ripley (P)2017 ScareStreet.com

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Intriguing look at Chinese Ghosts.

Connor Mann saw something when he was a child and it caused him to be put into psychiatric ward for more than a decade. It's now time for him to be released and he is anxious about going home. His mother is dead and his father is an abusive drunk. He tries to live a normal life but when he sees something from his childhood and gruesome murders are happening in the cemetery across from him, he realises that his life will never be normal. With the help from a neighbour, Connor needs to get to the bottom of what is happening before it's too late.

Pot wise, I really enjoyed learning about Chinese Ghosts and the difference between them and the normal Ghosts. The lore was fascinating and I ended up Googling them. The pacing of this was fast paced and really creepy, especially when the Ghosts would say that they were Hungry!!! It gave me chills. I was also glad to see a twist on the normal Ghost books this author has written.

I liked Connor. He saw his mother being killed by a Ghost and was put into a psychiatric ward for a lot of his life. He is now out and finding it hard to adjust. When the Ghosts try to kill him, Mister Hu is the only one he can turn to, because Hu believes him. Connor, despite his faults, is willing to do whatever he can to stop the Ghosts.

In all, this was an exciting, new and entertaining book. I loved seeing the flashbacks at the end of the book, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what is next for these characters.

Once again, Thom Bowers is able to bring the creepiness alive!! His portrayal of the Ghosts was chilling and he brought the atmosphere to life. Thoroughly enjoyed his performance.

I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Another great one by Mr.Ripley

I can not wait for the next one this is another great book. It kept me guessing

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  • Christina
  • PLATTE CITY, MO, United States
  • 03-27-18

Hungry Ghost

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I really enjoyed this book a lot. I wasn't sure at first but glad I stuck with it. Because it got really good. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

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Unique Ghost Story

I loved this book. Ripley has launched another series that captives my imagination. The characters are believable and the storyline is a fresh approach. I will definitely be following this new series!

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Hungry and psycho ghosts

I really liked this story about ghosts that are hungry for the living. It was sad because of Connor's mom inability to stay away from him. This story is interesting because of the Chinese superstitions and believes about ghosts. I will keep reading books written by Mr. Ripley. The voice of the narrator really draws you in to the story.

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Started Out with a bang and went downhill

this book sounded really interesting. It started out with a bang but then became extremely boring. I didn't finish the book . The narrator wasn't bad.

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Hungry Ghosts

Once again Ron Ripley draws you in with his compelling characters and story ! His characters are complex and flawed making them relatable . The story fast past and creepy ,. Leaving you on the edge of your seat . The narration is great too . Once again waiting impatiently for the next book

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Had potential but missed the mark

I was given an ARC for a honest review.

I liked the premise and I normally LOVE anything Ripley creates but so much was lacking in this story. I couldn't become invested in the characters, the story jumped around a lot (which is par for the course from Ripley) but was very inconsistent - between that and the abrupt ending I was happy to reach the end.

I'm going to have to give this story a second chance because this is not the usual caliber of Ripley's works.

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A little different.

I'm a huge fan of Chinese and Korean horror movies but have never even thought to read a story based on that. Glad I did though, it was an interesting twist on what I normally reach for.

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Scary, fun read!

This was another great narration of another great book-Ron Ripley and Thom Bowers continue to make a great team! This book was slower to start for me, but the background was needed to understand the story and it picked up quickly! Loved Connor, Hu and Rex- there were plenty of scary parts and action to keep the book going, and a great (and actually quite realistic) storyline. Can’t wait for the next one!!! Great listen for my commute, made me look forward to getting back in the car instead of dreading the ride-can’t ask for much more than that! I received this audiobook in exchange for my honest opinion-recommend!