Book Chat: First Contact

Once a week I’ll be discussing a Book or Movie/TV Series I love. Or posting a submission from a reader/author about a movie or book in the horror or zombie genre. Sharing the love of a book or movie as if you were talking with a friend.

Today’s post brings us a paranormal investigator who gets more than she bargained for when she encounters the ghosts of victims of serial killers.







Sloane Osborne is a paranormal realtor in the business of selling haunted houses but, in truth, she’s only searching for one ghost. And her time is running out. It’s the 366th day after her fiancé’s death. Michael used to like putting things off for “a year and a day”—so tonight’s the night. Sloane will do anything to make contact with him before the clock strikes midnight. When she gets a call to check out a home in Waukesha, Wisconsin, it’s the last place she thinks Michael would contact her. Sloane is dead wrong.



When Sloane gets called to a house to investigate, she makes contact with ghosts.  Clearly something horrible happened in this place and she is determined to find out what. She also hopes to make contact with her dead fiancé Michael.  Meanwhile, discussing the case with her FBI friend Jonah, he tells her to wait for him and not to go back to the house alone. Jonah senses ghosts and he is picking up bad mojo.

Sloane goes back to the house after speaking with the owner. She discovers a hidden door and is trapped in an underground dungeon. The ghosts of many women appear to Sloane. The women were starved and left without water; a horrible way to die. They want revenge and she wants to stop the serial killers, plus help the women pass on. It was neat the way the ghosts help Sloane get out of the pit and finally are able to get vengeance against their killers.

Sloane makes peace with herself about Michael’s death and comes to realize how much Jonah means to her. Another chance at love in her life.

The only negative to me, was the fact that Sloane went back to the house by herself, against her better judgement and Jonah’s pleas. She wasn’t a stupid heroine but it’s one of those times as a reader when I said “you kinda deserve what you get.” Although I was glad she didn’t die. Overall, an interesting read with some surprises for readers.