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When Gulf Coast Paranormal begins investigating the ghosts of Kali Oka Road, they find an entity far scarier than a few ghosts. Add in the deserted Oak Grove Plantation, and you have a recipe for a night of terror.
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By Jeffrey veals on 05-01-18
The Bad Heavily Outweighs the Good in this One
1. I'm not saying this book was poorly written; it actually wasn't bad. 2. I'm not saying that the storyline was poor either.--The problems, however, are so monumental that I can't justify giving it any higher than overall 2 stars (or, in my rating scale, a C-)
The story bounces between Midas and Cassidy, for the most part. There are other areas where the main person is someone else, but it's mostly those two. Cassidy is a painter who has strange dreams; once she has these very vivid dreams, she has to paint what she remembers, no matter how long it takes. She paints for so long that she is late for work and the book starts out with Cassidy getting fired. When the power goes out in her building, she is forced to go to the local laundromat to wash her clothes. While there, she sees a flyer for Gulf Coast Paranormal; they are a local group that runs a non-profit organization in order to help people who've experienced hauntings or anything like that. The worker at the laundromat points at that flyer and says that the group is "legit."
She ends up going to the meeting and the hunt begins. The painting that Cassidy had been painting the day she was fired happens to involve the next case of GCP and she's invited to see if she can identify anything that the others cannot.
Basically, I'll give you the story arc of this book...or novella. It was very short, so I find it hard calling it a book. Basically, you have all this rising action and intrigue happen and the falling action, which is supposed to be a steeper fall than the rising action, ends up being a straight fall off a cliff. What I'm trying to say is that it had way more story to tell, but the author decided to wrap it up nicely with a pretty bow... I was more like someone wrapped the present perfectly, hit it a few times with a hammer, and then presented the remnants to you. It was a horrendous ending and that's why I will not be continuing the series. All of the books are short and, by deduction, I can tell this may be a pattern with this particular author.
The narration wasn't bad, but I can't say that it was even close to being the best I've ever heard. That's why I'll be giving both Bailey Carr and Sean Crisden three stars OR, in my grading scale, a B-.
So, as said above, this book will be getting a C- from me and, honestly, I think I'm being generous with that grade. As for the narration, they get their B- and I think that's a fair grade for their performance. I will say that this book...isn't worth how much you'll have to put into it. They are so short and it is part of a series that you're going to be mad that you spent three or four credits on what basically should probably be one story*
*I have not read the other books.
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By jessalyn arnold on 02-24-18
best one I've read so far. it has so much truth
it has so much truth. I live right down the Rd from the plantation. it is a remarkable place and hope that one day we can investigate it. my step dad has his own paranormal investigator team. love this book!!
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