Monday, September 20, 2010

Ghouls Gone Wild by Victoria Laurie

#4 Ghost Hunter Mysteries
Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Obsidian
Genre: mystery
Pages: 336
Author's Website 
My rating: 4.5/5

Simple Description: 
M.J., Gillie, and Heath are sent to Scotland to try investigate one of the most haunted area's in Europe for a new television show.   Here they meet one of the strongest ghosts they have ever encountered.  The Witch and her family were killed by several individuals when plague hit the town and her family wasn't effected.  The witch comes back every 100 years to take revenge by killing decedents of those original killers.  The witch shows up early this time and we find out that Gillie is one of the decedents and a target for the witch.  M. J. and Heath must figure out how to find the witch's portal and keep her from coming back to do harm while at the same time keeping Gillie, and themselves, safe.

Now what you really want to thoughts:  
I loved this book.  I love this series actually.  It's such a fun read.  I do like paranormal reads, so of course this series sparks my interest.  However this series is a favorite because I love the characters.  M.J. and Gillie's relationship is so fun.  They have been friends forever and while they each annoy the other at time, they always have their back.  Heath is a newcomer, he showed up in the last book and I'm glad he seems to be a regular character now.  I love that he has a Native American background and that it plays a role in the books.  Plus, he has great chemistry with M.J. too.

This is the perfect series if you want a light mystery with a bit of spooky thrown in.

This book is part of my collection and was either bought or given to me.


bermudaonion said...

I'm not big on paranormal but this series does sound like fun.

brizmus said...

I've never heard of this series, but it sounds like the perfect break book! :-) Great review!

Ladytink_534 said...

I've heard bad things about this author attacking bloggers online a few years ago so I haven't bothered with her books. Shame because they do sound interesting.

Kris said...

Bermudaonion - It's definitely a fun book..but not sure how much you would like it if you don't like paranormal, since that's such a big theme.

Brizmus - Thanks! This author is one of my favorites..if you like paranormal check out this one and her Abby Cooper - psychic eye series.

Kris said...

Ladytink - really? she seems so nice so that's really surprising. Something like that would turn me off an author too though.

Stepfordmomto2 said...

This book really redeemed the series for me. The first few books come off with too much of a scooby-do feel, but now Laurie seems to have calmed her characters down a bit, and over all, the book has a great feel.

Kris said...

stepfordmom - Glad to hear this book was more enjoyable for you!

Julie said...

Great series to add to my list of fun reads!! You find the best books!! :)

Kris said...

Thanks Julie! I hope you like this series...several people I've talked to have said this is their favorite book in this series. The author's Abby Cooper series is wonderful too.