Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Book Review: Lullaby [Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #7] by J.L.Bryan
I've had Lullaby waiting to be read for about a month, but with the excitement of YALC, and then getting straight back into work and trying to find a routine again, it took a while for me to pick it up.
Lullaby picks up straight after the events of Maze of Souls, with Michael in hospital and his sister, Melissa, at his bedside waiting for him to recover. Ellie is not in the best of standing with Melissa who makes it very clear she wants Ellie gone, blaming Ellie for Michael's current situation.
Paranormal Solutions has begun the process of taking over Eckhart, quick to dive into the office and rearrange everything to their suiting, from layout to computers, even down to the way investigations are run. This also gives us an opportunity to get to know these people more, and Kara is definitely not a nice person, and in Lullaby we really get to see the nasty side of her, and it was a lot worse than I expected. I would not hesitate to run in the other direction from her.
Lullaby is typical with this series, we get the laughter and comic relief from Stacey, but also the scare factor thrown in too, and this was a pretty creepy book to read. There are ghosts a plenty within the pages of this book, and one was extremely creepy, and nasty, and will leave me questioning every single noise when I go back to work.
I think Lullaby was the first book that had me questioning how it would all end. As the pages left to read got fewer and fewer I honestly thought this story would go unresolved, that for once Stacey and Ellie would be unable to get rid of this ghost. I love how all the different aspects of the past, the history of the house and the people who lived in it are all taken into consideration when researching the haunting, making sure no stone is unturned and that every lead is checked.
Lullaby comes with a lot of problems for Ellie and Stacey, not only with the hauntings but also with their team, thier family. With new ownership comes new power, and people who won't allow Ellie to run around trying to find Anton, people who are quite happy to use her as one of thier pawns instead of a human being. I did feel sorry for the girls, having to fight both sides to keep afloat, and I do hope that things do become easier for them, but with Kara on the scene I highly doubt this will be possible.
Lullaby is another great addition to this series, and although this was a surprise delivery I enjoyed every single word of it. MY only issue is the cliff hangers we are being left on, I need to know what happens next, right now.....or more like yesterday :)