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Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
     

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper

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by J. L. Bryan
 

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Ellie Jordan's job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America.

When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the old mansion they've recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book

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Ellie Jordan's job is to catch and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, one of the oldest and most haunted cities in North America.

When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the old mansion they've recently purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an evil older and more powerful than she'd ever expected, rooted in the house's long and sordid history of luxury, sin, and murder. The dangerous entity seems particularly interested in her clients' ten-year-old daughter.

Soon her own life is in danger, and Ellie must find a way to exorcise the darkness of the house before it can kill her, her clients, or their frightened young child.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781500977009
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
08/27/2014
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
361,001
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

J. L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on the English Renaissance and the Romantic period. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He enjoys remixing elements of paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, horror, and science fiction into new kinds of stories.

Carla Mercer-Meyer is an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning audiobook narrator. She has a strong musical theater background, as she has been performing her entire life. Her performances include Into the Woods; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; and many other theatrical productions. Carla resides in Southern California.

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Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 94 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In time when books have become somewhat lackluster, this one hooked me in almost from the beginning. The plot, story, and characters were solid and engaging, very good quality writing. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is well written and that isn't always true of paranormal stories. It is creepy, scary,and a fun read. I didn't want to put it down. I expect to read more books by this author. Read and enjoy !
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan is amazing. I love the ghost hunter premise and story line are executed perfectly. I really enjoyed the back story and that it was shared at the perfect moment to enhance the story. I especially enjoyed the snarky, sarcastic, humorous comments, even in the midst of the creepiest scenes. A true joy to read. Ellie Jordan is perfect character. I cannot wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was enchanted to realize what a great read this book was once I read the first few pages - I literally could not put it down! At first, I thought it would just be another Ghostbusters type remake, but though it deliberately had some Ghostbusters similarities, the story was fresh, the main character believable and extremely well fleshed out and the supporting characters likeable. I can't wait to read the rest of this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book from beginning to end .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a book that i cannot figure out the plot after thd first chspter!!! Great story and chsracters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, l couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read to next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure about this at first but it was pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It even gave me a few creepy feelings while reading it. It is worth the read and I finished it rather quickley. I will be buying the next one soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book on a late night whim. I love a good scary story. Once upon a time I worked in an old  plantation house turned bed & breakfast not far from Savannah so the synopsis sparked my interest. This was a great book. I really enjoyed it. It will probably give me nightmares for weeks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story! Very well written. Easy read, easy to like main character. Can not help but devour this book quickly
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
The first thing I noticed about this book was the story takes place in Georgia. It’s supposed to be one of the most haunted cities in the south, steeped in dark stories. It’s the perfect setting. You’ve read the blurb so you know this is about a haunted house. So I’m going to introduce you to the ghost trappers from Eckhart Investigations instead of telling you what you already know. Retired Homicide Detective Calvin Eckhart is the owner and boss man. He needed something to do with all of those empty days and it was an easy decision to start investigating hauntings as he had a keen interest in the supernatural. Since he’s confined to a wheelchair and not getting any younger, he hires Ellie James to do the work for him. To determine if there is, in fact, a haunting, and then take care of that pesky ghost. Ellie Jordan, head ghost trapper. Her job is to determine if a house is haunted, and either to get the ghost to vacate, or trap it and dispose of it in a safe place. She’s my favorite character. Smart, determined, and gutsy, she goes places I’d never dream of entering. But even she is terrified as the ghost turns out to be many ghosts, and the danger escalates into the physical realm. Stacey is the newbie. Eckhart didn’t like Ellie going into a haunting investigation alone. It could be very dangerous. Stacey always had an interest in ghosts, and really wants to meet one up close. She helps set up the video equipment and monitored the cameras from outside in a van. She’s in contact with Ellie, and helps to pinpoint where a ghost might be lingering. Her enthusiasm is fun and addictive. I doubt she’ll be so eager to see a ghost after this job. Jacob Weiss is thrust upon Ellie by the boss. Eckhart insists a psychic could be beneficial. Jacob is one of only a few survivors of a horrible plane crash and now can contact ghosts. He comes into the story closer to the end so I didn’t get to know him very well, but as this is a series, I hope to see more of him. He did come in handy though, so Eckhart was wise to use him. Finally, the hauntees, the Treadwell family, consisting of Dale, Anna, and their young daughter Lexa. They bought a rundown mansion in an out of the way place. The only other structures on the street are some derelict warehouses and factories. They have big plans to renovate the house and turn it into a bed and breakfast. Dale came up with a great idea. They could add a sports lounge for the men, complete with a huge flat screen TV to watch the games, and plenty of beer. That would make it appealing to the husbands while the quiet holiday appealed to the wives. It’s really a good idea. There’s just one little hitch. The house came with a ghost, a very expressive ghost. It wants just one thing…for them to vacate the premises, now! I’d tell you about the ghosts but that would be telling you the story. I can tell you this. I don’t think I’ve experienced such an intense, nail-biting, scene as the one when these characters enter the house for the final event. If it was a movie, I’d have been peeking through my fingers. Horror doesn’t always come with a happy outcome, so all of them were fair game to die a grisly death. That kept me reading, eyes zipping from word to word, hoping for the best and fearing the worst. I was breathless afterwards and my shoulders ached from the tension. The author nailed it with his characters. Each almost immediately became familiar. His ghosts were terrifying. The plot was fun and scary and your quickly immersed in it. And this is book one in the series, so read it now. That way you’ll be ready for the next one. I was given this book for my reading enjoyment, no review required. How could I not tell you how fun it was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good story Loved how it all tied up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised at how much i enjoyed this story. I will be reading more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Well worth the read. Don't read at night!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually free books aren't awesome but this book was! Ellie is a paranormal PI who specializes in removals. When the Treadwell call her in for a simple haunting she finds much more than she was expecting! This was a great summer read, and I'll be getting the rest of the series ASAP,
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I can't wait to read more from this author!
Anonymous 1 days ago
Hooked right away. Was impressed with the author and the story. The first in this series was free, but it got me on the hook for the others. Thank you for a great story!
Anonymous 4 months ago
This book started ok but it got boring at the end . Should have ended sooner
Anonymous 4 months ago
Truly fleshed out characters and ghosts. Kept me clamping my jaw and wondering, what comes next.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Gets you from the very beganing .
Anonymous 6 months ago
A great Halloween read. Great characters and plot with surprises around every bend, even until the very end.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This was an unexpectedly good ghost story with humor and cozy aspects.
Anonymous 7 months ago
A pretty good book. The plot moved a little slowly, but I have found this to be true with a lot of first in series books. Hopefully, the author becomes more comfortable with the characters and the pace of the story will pick up. That being said, I had been able to figure out the gist of the story well before the end with a few small twists here and there. Some ghost hunting questions I've had for a while were answered to my satisfaction and I learned about a couple of things I hadn't really thought about before. It was a good read for the Halloween season.