* Originally published on My Chaotically Eclectic Life*
Life used to be normal for Billie Culpepper. Drab even. That all that changed after an accident left her in a coma for three days. That’s when the spookshow really began, when Billie realized that she could see the dead.
And the dead could see her.
Now, they won’t leave her alone.
Accompanying two friends through a haunted house, Billie uncovers a terrible secret that brings, not only the police, but the homicide detective responsible for putting her into the hospital in the first place. He’s also the one man she sworn to stay away from.
“Generations of teenagers and thrill-seekers has stomped in and out of the murder house over the decades”
I picked this book up for free from Amazon (as I do many of my books) as the blurb drew me in. I’m glad it did, despite it being outside my usual choice of book.
Considering I usually avoid anything remotely spooky like the plague, I found this book more physic fiction than out and out horror. The story was scary enough to give you a chill without the nightmare scenario. All in all there was a great balance on that front.
It’s eventful and fast paced and I actually enjoyed it more than I expected. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not without it’s flaws. There appears to be a backstory between the main character, Billie, and the detective which gets a little confusing. I couldn’t help feeling as if I’d missed a crucial part of the story. However, I have since found out that this is the subject of the second book.
It’s as if this book is there to catch your attention and the following books in the series elaborate on the things you have learnt. I’m not sure I’m completely hooked with this series, but am prepared to give the next book, Welcome to the Spookshow, a try.
Title: The Spookshow (Spookshow #1)
Author: Tim McGregor
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Page Count: 114
Publication Date: 5th December 2014