Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #1) by J.L. Bryan

EllieJordanGhostTrapperEllie Jordan’s job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America.

When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the old mansion they’ve recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an evil older and more powerful than she’d ever expected, rooted in the house’s long and sordid history of luxury, sin, and murder. The dangerous entity seems particularly interested in her clients’ ten-year-old daughter.

Soon her own life is in danger, and Ellie must find a way to exorcise the darkness of the house before it can kill her, her clients, or their frightened young child. 

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1Well, it seems that J.L. Bryan has done it again. He’s hooked me on a series with the first book. *sigh*

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper is told entirely from Ellie Jordan’s POV. For the record, I love her. She’s one of those real kind of characters that you instantly not only relate to, but want to hang out with. She’s snarky, honest, loyal, protective and just a little bit broken.

The rest of the cast of characters is just as real. Stacey the spunky side-kick, Calvin the no-nonsense and slightly mysterious boss and Jacob the reluctant psychic. Thank goodness this is a series because there is so much I want to learn about them all. One book is definitely not enough.

Throw in a a terrorized family (young child included), a vengeful spirit, more than a couple angry ghosts, at least one entity that isn’t quite what it seems and… well, you get the idea. This book was full of twists, turns and chill inducing scary moments. I loved every minute of it. 😉 As expected from this author, he left little to the imagination when it came to descriptions. Nothing was held back and there was just enough reality in the world building that it’s going to be a while before I hear an unexplained noise in my 100+ year old house and don’t wonder… just a little.

Cold Shadows is the next book in the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper series and it’s due to be released later this month. It’s also high on my TBR list.