The Ghost Files
by Apryl Baker
My rating: 5 stars
Series: The Ghost Files - Book 1
Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC (August 13, 2013)
Publication Date: August 13, 2013
Genre: YA Horror | Suspense | Paranormal
Print Length: 284 pages
Cherry blossom lipstick: check
Smokey eyes: check
Skinny jeans: check
Dead kid in the mirror: check
For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too.
Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see’s the ghost of her foster sister… Sally.
Everyone thinks Sally’s just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth—she’s dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can’t do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally’s disappearance.
Only to find out she’s dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim…
Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?
The Ghost Files by Apryl Baker (The Ghost Files, #1)
Apryl Baker’s THE GHOST FILES is that “ghost” story that is as spellbinding as it is eerie and entertaining. Take a justifiably suspicious and snarky teen with a “gift’ for seeing ghosts, mysterious disappearances of her fellow foster kids, as well as a ton of terrifying events and I have to say, I was completely gone from this world.
Mattie is no ordinary teen, not in her speech, her tenacity or her need to help others, and she stole the show for me. Apryl Baker had me cringing away from some events they felt so real and then chuckling at some of Mattie’s verbal antics. Living in her mind, knowing what she is thinking and how painful her life has been, she was one heck of a heroine! With a young cop as a sidekick, they make an unlikely dynamic duo that was completely entertaining to watch. A lot of intrigue, a ton of danger some truly heartbreaking moments, and never once did I doubt that Mattie would save the day.
Although a young adult read, clearly, this is great reading for those who are young at heart, too!