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Built at the turn of the 20th century by one of the richest and most powerful men in the world, tucked away in the pristine Pocono Mountains, Summer Place, a retreat for the rich and famous, seems the very essence of charm and beauty, "a scene borrowed from a wondrous fairy tale of gingerbread houses, bright forests, and glowing, sunny meadows". But behind the yellow and white-trimmed exterior lurks an evil waiting to devour the unwary.
Seven years ago Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy and destroyed his career. Now Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure. Disgraced and alienated from the academic community, Kennedy wants nothing to do with the event. But Summer Place has other plans.
As Summer Place grows stronger, Kennedy, along with the paranormal ghost hunting team, The Supernaturals, sets out to confront and, if possible, destroy the evil presence dwelling there.
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By Jessica's Bookshelf on 11-04-16
A Review for Anybody Who Owns the Previous Version
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Audible used to sell an unabridged version of The Supernaturals read by Jeffrey Kafer. I'm such a big fan of that book that I bought this new version to see if there were any differences.
Mr. Golemon has done some minor editing. The story is still the same, but the text has been cleaned up a little. (Personally, I miss some of the details from the old version.)
Imho, if you already own the Kafer version, there's no need to buy this one too. The minor edits don't warrant buying the book twice, no matter how good it may be.
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By Sandra on 12-06-16
Great read for ghost hunter and haunting fans!
When I was five, I crept out of bed and secretly watched a scene from a scary movie that my parents were watching. The scene was that of a door, in what I assumed was a haunted house, bowing in and out as if taking breaths. The scene terrified me such that it haunted my dreams throughout my childhood.
Decades later I happened across the same exact scene in an old movie. I am, of course, speaking of the 1963 movie "The Haunting" based on "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson.
“The Haunting of Hill House” has been the inspiration for many horror authors and screenwriters but in a twist from the average inspired story or movie remake, the premise of "The Supernaturals" is that the house in this story was the inspiration for Shirley Jackson's novel. When the story opened with a scene describing a breathing door, I was hooked.
"The Supernaturals" is a spin of the classic tale updated with an eclectic crew of talented "sensitives", scientists, the latest ghost hunting gadgets, and a back biting television network trying to produce a live Halloween ghost investigation show.
The authors spends a good bit of time setting up character backgrounds and motivations but never to the point of losing interest. It was a gripping tale with escalating risks and scares to the end. The characters, including a good number of skeptics, were interesting and played well with or against each other.
The reader read well. All character voices were distinct and realistic. It was a great performance and a great read for anyone who is a fan of hauntings, ghost hunting or things that go bump in the night.
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