I know it seems like I just ripped this book apart but the truth is, even this mediocre installment was good. I am honestly enjoying this series a lot, but the minor annoyances I've had throughout were all together in this one and hard to ignore. I'm so glad the next book is due out next month, since I just sped through this whole series and don't want to wait long for another M. The second half made up for that though. Gilly annoyed me so much in the previous book and he started out just as bad in this one, but by the end of it he started to get better.
He was so neurotic I get that there needed to be a place and time for the one attack but maybe it could have been done a tad better. It seemed out of place to me. Mar 06, Becka Catt rated it it was amazing. This book was utterly amazing!! I loved it from start to finish. The characters were solid. They were explained early on. I loved the relationship between MJ and Gilly! Their bond was great.
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As a paranormal investigator myself it was very intriguing. That and the Native American folk lore involved, and the plot was superb. It kept me on the edge of my seat the whole book! Can't wait to read more of her's. Jan 24, Marlyn rated it liked it Shelves: The last time we saw the Ghost Hunters crew, they were in Ireland removing a phantom from a castle. There is a possible basis for a show in Dunkird, but they have to put aside these plans and head to New Mexico to deal with the death of Heath's Uncle Milton.
While Gopher and the rest of the Ghost Hunter crew return to L. Laurie's matter-of-fact narration of these astonishing events is what keeps this series from edging into the horror novel category. Sam Whitefeather tells MJ that Heath's Uncle, Milton has been murdered by a Demon and the tribe needs her help to rid the family of the evil or they will all die!
As per usual, traveling with MJ is our favorite best friend, Gilley who is the resident scaredy cat. This book had humor, excellent storytelling of Native American style, adventure, and a respect throughout of Tribal belief systems and customs. To my delight it featured the Zuni and they are a gracious and talented people that I personally enjoyed meeting and studying their pots and jewelry.
I adored this book and it was a true page-tuner for me. View all 5 comments. Jun 08, Samantha rated it it was ok.
Ghoul Interrupted : A Ghost Hunter Mystery
Really don't like where the characters have gone since the series started. Gilly started off neurotic but kind of sweet and cute but has just turned into an annoying character and a shadow of what he started off as in the first book. The author just seems to enjoy adding a new neurosis for each book. If he was honestly as terrified of everything in the books I would expect him to be a live at home agoraphobic.
Also MJ's character has become kind of a cold hearted twit as the series goes, I miss Really don't like where the characters have gone since the series started. Also MJ's character has become kind of a cold hearted twit as the series goes, I miss the character she started off as in the first book.
No one is very likable as the series goes on and the longer it does the more I want the ghosts to win. I also really dislike her new boyfriend in the series, he just comes across as a jerk and I really don't see what she or I should see in him. His character makes me want to throw the book at the wall. Dec 27, Jennifer rated it it was amazing Shelves: This, the sixth in her Ghost Hunter series, is another example of Ms. Each new book has taken the characters in a new direction and into uncharted territory, keeping the stories fresh and exciting.
Suspicious circumstances seem to surround the death and MJ and the gang begin an investigation, spurred on by MJ's spirit guide, Sam Whitefeather. It appears an ancient demon has arisen with murder on its mind and it's up to MJ, Heath and Gilley to put the evil thing to rest before anyone else gets hurt. I really enjoyed the southwestern scenery of this book, along with all of the Native American legends.
It was a pleasant diversion from past books that were set in Europe. Because the reunion of Heath's family takes place under such emotionally charged circumstances, there's more intimacy between the characters, more sharing of their pasts and their emotional connections to each other. There are lots of sweet scenes between MJ and Gilley, revealing more about their friendship. As always, the book was also hi-larious! Gilley takes a prominent role in the funniest scenes and creates a catch phrase that I've already found myself using hint: Last, but definitely not least, this is absolutely the scariest Ghost Hunter book so far!!
It was so satisfying to be unnerved by the villainous spirit and to see MJ and her crew courageously rise to the challenge of taking it down. Laurie gives us another chance to cheer for our team, and for that I say, "Cheers, Victoria!! Now, on to the next! Jan 04, Nancy rated it really liked it. I was beginning to get a little worried on the future of these books with the same path being taken book after book. Gilley will always be the neurotic best friend of M. After a frantic call M. It is now up to M. I am not sure if there is any factual history to the Native American tale that was told in these pages, but I found the storyline fascinating.
Ms Laurie drew me right into the legend of great white hawk and the great black hawk and that set the overall feel for the book. Is the book one hundred percent plausible? Of course not, but it is not meant to be. This is a cozy mystery with a bit of an edge and a can-can dancing parrot. With this story, you will be entertained and drawn in a bit deeper than the previous books.
This time I can say that I look forward to the next book in the series. Oct 31, Sallee rated it really liked it Shelves: An ancient demon has been released and is killing members of the Whitefeather family. They have to find a way to vanquish the demon. Fast paced making it a quick read, it was a entertaining read. After the somewhat unfortunate Ghouls Ghouls Ghouls which is apparently a New York Times Bestseller, hmm, not that the series doesn't deserve to be on the list I was hoping this next book would be able to get this series back on its feet, and not only did it do just that, Ghoul Interrupted blew it away.
I loved just about everything in this book from the characters, main and supporting, to the plot, the setting, and the demon, of course. I really like that we got to know more about Heath, as w After the somewhat unfortunate Ghouls Ghouls Ghouls which is apparently a New York Times Bestseller, hmm, not that the series doesn't deserve to be on the list I was hoping this next book would be able to get this series back on its feet, and not only did it do just that, Ghoul Interrupted blew it away.
I really like that we got to know more about Heath, as well. Despite being a main character since the fourth book, we haven't been given much background information, so that was a nice touch. Again, the only thing that bothered me about this book, and the series as a whole, is how time passes.
It seems odd that Heath and M. At the beginning of this book they jet off to New Mexico, even though they are about to leave Ireland for wherever their next shoot is. I figure their cases only last a month or less soooo This case hits too close to home when a violent demon tries to take out Heath's entire bloodline - one member at a time. Thoroughly enjoyable and I liked finally learning some of Heath's background.
I loved that in this book we get to know a lot more about Heath. He has been my favorite character since he entered the series in book three. I was also happy to see M.
I know Heath would do the same for them. He is so sweet and protective of M. They make the perfect couple but I was glad Steven was mentioned. It's nice to know for sure how M. I also enjoyed a little break from the filming of their ghost hunter TV show I loved that in this book we get to know a lot more about Heath. I also enjoyed a little break from the filming of their ghost hunter TV show. This mystery involved a demon killing off the members of Heath's family.
They believe someone broke the urn that held the demon. The demon is now controlling that person and the demon wants revenge on every member of the Whitefeather family. This series always has some good humor and romance. I also kept trying to figure out the "who done it" and could never figure out who broke the urn. I thought I knew but then there was twist and it was someone else. Just stop with all this pressure! Your body is like an amusement park for my fingers. I am half way through with the book at this point and I am seriously considering just putting it down.
It is not holding my attention and the author keeps repeating herself and then contradicting herself. Sometimes it feels like Laurie has forgotten what she wrote 20 pages earlier. The book starts with M. After family members start dying, M. Then she questions if the demon killed the person who raised it. She also tells everyone that she has no idea how to get rid of the demon. What really gets me is around page she has another conversation with Sam where she asks him if he has heard about the demon.
Sam then tells her that she has to research how to get rid of it. Where is Laurie's editor? Not only are their errors in plot, but that are also a ton of grammatical and typographical errors.
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Argh, but i don't want to waste my money, so i will be finishing it. However, I will not be picking up the next in the series unless the second half of this book is absolutely amazing. It gets better in the second half, but still not enough for me to pick up the next book in the series. I suppose I could have waited until the full moon was over before I started reading but Besides, we all enjoy a good shiver now and again, except maybe poor Gilly right?
My only gripe and I wouldn't even call it a gripe, really LOL the Gillster will probably attract a demon in disguise or something equally scary! Oh, and I'm not picky - it can be an Abby book or an M. Dec 09, Angela rated it it was ok Shelves: He's just a character, so I don't feel bad for saying this: Gilley needs to die.
Or at least quit whining so much. He's the worst thing about this series ignoring M. J's occasional too stupid to live moments , and if he was either gone or toned down some, I would like the series. He's not even worth it half the time. Yes, in this book he was somewat helpful, hacking and searching, but it's the most helpful he's been the entire series.
Eithher he's eating and getting off when somebody points out t He's just a character, so I don't feel bad for saying this: Eithher he's eating and getting off when somebody points out to him he's gained weight, he's whining and moaning about the ghosts, or he's acting like a five year old when anybody does anything he remotely disagrees with.
I couldn't have somebody like him in my life, not for long, and I really, really hope the next book does what it hinted at, and puts him in mortal peril. Heath is okay, M. Dec 12, Karen rated it really liked it Shelves: Oh the parrot was in this one.. Gotta love that part.. Victoria Laurie really knows how to throw some one off that is for sure. I am truly enjoying this series though and can't wait to read the next one. Well I am enjoying the stories and I like the pacing of clues and overall pacing.
Oddly, I am not really that fond of the two main characters. I often find them to be rude and actually mean to each other as well as to outsiders, but unless they really put me off I will still read the series. Any book that honestly presents clues to follow and I can't figure out the whole thing before finishing chapter 3, is fun to read. There is one thing that really bugs me though.
By book 6 one would think the Well I am enjoying the stories and I like the pacing of clues and overall pacing. By book 6 one would think the characters would have figured out they can drill a hole through the spike, before being magnetized, and slip in an elastic loop or velcro or something that will help them hold onto the damn things instead of dropping them all the time! An elastic or velcro can go around upper arms or around waists or even a rope can be tied around waists. Not to be used around necks as could be used to strangle the wearer. They could sew thin cotton, deep pockets to their shirts and drop the exposed spike in there.
Put them in the pockets cap down and make taking the holder off easy. Then you just remove the tube and drop it while the exposed spike and cap stays in the pocket. There has got to be some way to better hang onto them but the characters have not even explored the possibility.
Not rocket science, but really paints them as absent minded bunglers, not in a funny way. What about the times they don't even take them along because they are just going to take a quick look around. C'mon these are their protection and everyday tools of their trade. Maybe their sixth sense dulls or relplaced their common sense. Sep 16, Naomi rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.
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To view it, click here. I hate her calling Heath her sweetie and sweetheart, just doesn't seem to fit. Maybe it's because I don't have a clear mental image of her. Although I do semi picture her like "baby" from dirty dancing and I'm not sure why. Lol I also didn't care for her lack of respect when it came to Tribal law. Maybe it was just me, but she seemed to think she was above it and it bothered me a lot.
I did not buy the final fight scene and her battle cry The ending seemed rushed Mar 28, LetsBookAboutIt rated it liked it. Overall, this book was enjoyable. It was more focused on Heath and his family. So it was less mysterious than I would have liked. Also, I had one hunch about the culprit and I was correct. It was just a hunch, but still. Feb 26, J rated it really liked it. Different from the other Ghost Hunter mysteries, but it's also kind of refreshing to see them in a different setting. It's like a breather between the more serious mysteries, even if it does deal with a murder.
May 01, Teri rated it it was amazing. Great story If you like ghost stories then this series is for you. I love the series and will be reading all the books. Its been a while since I read any of this series, and I still enjoyed it, but I'd forgotten how annyong Gilley is. All right, finally read the last book on my release list from last year--although I still have a ton of other books I discovered from and earlier!
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