Paranormal investigator Ellie Jordan faces a difficult new case. Her new clients are a family haunted by multiple ghosts and a poltergeist that wrecks their home at night. Their seven-year-old son’s invisible friends may not be imaginary at all, but the restless spirits of dead children.
To clear her clients’ house of the dangerous entities, Ellie must unravel the mysterious deaths of another family who lived in the old mansion more than a hundred and sixty years ago—and she must do it before the ghosts can carry out their malevolent designs on her clients and their children.
I came to a couple of conclusions by the end of Cold Shadows. One… there is no limit to what J.L. Bryan will put his characters through – Two… Ellie Jordan must have a Guardian Angel somewhere, because there is no other reason why she is still alive and three… This series keeps getting better and better. 😉
I’m not sure if all the books in this series are going to include children in mortal danger, but that aspect has definitely sucked me in. Cold Shadows had two, a seven year old and a rebelling teen. That in itself could be a lethal combination. Couple it with a family of ghosts and a not so friendly possible poltergeist and this book was enough to scare the pants off of you.
Beyond the amazing story I’m also falling in love with the characters the more I get to know them. Ellie is an amazing lead character. Stacey is not only (sometimes annoyingly) adorable but she’s turning into a capable sidekick. Grant is a quirky, adorable historian. Jacob is still the reluctant psychic but becoming more and more a part of the team and I really liked seeing more of Calvin, especially working with the clients. The interactions between all of them, along with the clients, laces the horror with humor and a sense of family. I can’t wait to see where this series goes. 😉
Speaking of which, the next book can’t come soon enough. The Crawling Darkness is the 3rd book in the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper series. Doesn’t that sound like fun? *shivers*