The Supernaturals: A Ghost Story

The Supernaturals: A Ghost Story

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by David L. Golemon

Evil doesn't always look scary. Built at the turn of the twentieth century by one of the richest and most powerful men in the world, tucked away in the pristine Pocono Mountains, Summer Place, a retreat for the rich and famous, seems the very essence of charm and beauty, a scene borrowed from a wondrous fairytale of gingerbread houses, bright forests, and glowing,…  See more details below


Evil doesn't always look scary. Built at the turn of the twentieth century by one of the richest and most powerful men in the world, tucked away in the pristine Pocono Mountains, Summer Place, a retreat for the rich and famous, seems the very essence of charm and beauty, a scene borrowed from a wondrous fairytale of gingerbread houses, bright forests, and glowing, sunny meadows. But behind the yellow and white trimmed exterior lurks an evil, waiting to devour the unwary. Seven years ago, Professor Gabriel Kennedy's investigation into paranormal activity at Summer Place ended in tragedy, and destroyed his career. Now, Kelly Delaphoy, the ambitious producer of a top-rated ghost-hunting television series, is determined to make Summer Place the centerpiece of an epic live broadcast on Halloween night. To ensure success, she needs help from the one man who has come face-to-face with the evil that dwells in Summer Place, a man still haunted by the ghosts of his own failure. Disgraced and alienated from the academic community, Kennedy wants nothing to do with the event. But Summer Place has other plans. As Summer Place grows stronger, Kennedy along with the paranormal ghost hunting team, The Supernaturals, sets out to confront and if possible, destroy the evil presence dwelling there. But sometimes in a paranormal investigation, the ghosts hunt you...

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The Supernaturals 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 49 reviews.
BreeKyle More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I loved the spookiness of the stories of what happened in the house. I also liked the back stories of all the characters. Would make a good movie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stumbled upon this book after reading a review from someone who read Dean Koontz 77 Shadow Place and recommended this book. I' m so thankful to that reader! This book made me feel curious, confused, angry and I even laughed a little. Before I knew it I had finished reading it in 3 days! All 1,362 pages and I wanted more! I hope The Supernaturals come back with another story. As I read it, without knowing so it reminded me of the writing of one of my favorite authors Stephen King and it turns out the writer is a fan of Mr. King as well. I enjoyed this book very much!
NYGator More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of Golemon's Event Group Series and was excited to see that he is embarking on a new series. I started the book a couple of nights ago and breezed through it. The storyline is about a college professor who takes a team of grad students to investigate a reported haunted house with an evil history. While on the investigation, tragedy strikes...a student mysteriously disappears. The professor is under suspicion but there is no evidence to bring charges. However, his reputation is ruined and he loses his position at the university. A few years later, a producer of a top-rated Ghosthunters type TV show wants to broadcast a paranormal investigation at the house ("Summer Place") live on Halloween night. In hopes of sensationalizing the story, she contacts the professor to join in the program. At first he refuses, but then he relents with the condition that he can assemble a team to take part. I don't want to give anymore of the story away...but trust me, all hell breaks loose. The multiple sub-story lines are adeptly interwoven and superbly paced. Golemon's haunted house is an eerily evil entity. At the risk of committing sacrilege, I'd rank it up there with Jackson's Hill House and King's Overlook Hotel as supreme edifices of horror. The human characters are interesting as well (especially the Professor's team), although a couple of the others are cliched (such as the backstabbing TV executive). But it all fits. Given the popularity today of the paranormal, it wouldn't surprise me to see this story transformed for the screen (large or small). It's that good. Side note for all you Golemon fans, this is by far the best edited book he has written...kudos to the publisher. This book is fascinating, suspenseful and creepy...and a perfect read as Halloween approaches!
sailaway7289 More than 1 year ago
I finished this book in two days which is saying a lot considering the number of pages. Golemon delivers on the ghost story with the flair of The Shining and Rose Red. Summer Place (not a great name but whatever) appeared so perfect on the outside but yet held a powerful ghost who hated the living with a passion. Golemon doesn’t include a terrible amount of mumble jumble that only a scientist would understand, or care about even for that matter. Each page turns quickly as we first get to love/hate the characters then worry about their fate at the hands of the evil inside. Though I do believe the 1362 pages could have been cut by at least 400 pages, the story still flows well without becoming too cumbersome to the reader. We get a taste of the violence pieces at a time to hold our interest and keep us primed for the climax. Yes, the identity of the ghost did not take too much of a stretch in imagination to come up with so the climax seemed a bit tempered but was still enjoyable. I liked how Golemon didn’t summarize the reasons for the haunting at the end of the story. So many writers want every questioned answered or every thought examined but it is all pure conjecture what the ghosts were thinking or had felt in their past life. I don’t need a story tidied up if the ending makes sense – there doesn’t have to be a happy ending. My biggest complaint about the book is not enough people died. Very few of the characters I found irritating ended up dying but it caused only a mild disappointment. A person would be in heaven living in an unhaunted version of the house – though I don’t mind ghosts as long as they are happy ghosts who are willing to amicably share the house. The book has already invaded my dreams - I imagine today will be no different. It was a creepy but wonderful book that I easily give an A.
CampingAnna More than 1 year ago
If your a ghost story fan this is a must read!!! It's back to the basic here!! Believable characters Spine tingling page turner and up late at night. I read and put it down for bed and find myself going to get the book to read " just a few more pages". Best book I've read in a long time always keeps reader on edge
smp315 More than 1 year ago
Golemon is terrific at intermingling the supernatural with real life in his Event Group Series. This story promises to deliver fresh new twists to the traditional haunted house/ghost story theme. I pre-ordered and can't wait to discover what evil awaits!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a ride! If you like ghost stories, you will love this one! It had it all, horror, suspense and the all important, what comes next! It truly was "all that a bag of chips, and twelve Snapples to go"! This book would really be a hellacious movie! Glad that I never visited the real house which does exist! Enjoy the read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was truly a great haunted house chiller. Kept me on the edge of my seat and I slept with the lights on! Recommend to anyone looking for a good old fashioned haunted house ghost story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I purchased this e-book after reading a review of another book, in which the reviewer recommended "The Supernaturals". As far as ghost stories go, this one has a lot of scary parts and does what's it's supposed to do. It kept me reading. However, I figured out the "secret" to the house about two-thirds of the way through. All in all, it was worth the read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just started reading this book and I cant put it down. Im a big hockey fan. was watching the game and reading at the same time game is over had no clue the game was over. great book!
Amy_H More than 1 year ago
I love ghost stories, and especially the traditional haunted house type with real suspense and atmosphere. This book definitely met my high standards with everything from creepy setting, good characters and spooky happenings. The Haunting of Hill House meets Ghosthunters would best describe the plot. It moved right along with the suspense steadily ratcheting up. I will be checking out the Event Group series to see if it is as entertaining, and am hoping that there may be another adventure for this group of characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You need to read this book. Brilliant, it has everything for everyone. From the supernatural, romance, action, and law enforcement. Couldn't put it down. Nice easy reading. Needs a sequel.
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This is one of the best supernatural thrillers I've ever read and I'm very picky & hard to please on this genre. This one was hard to put down, I read it intwo days even though it is over 1,000 pages. Read this one, you won't regret it!
MollycatKR More than 1 year ago
Really makes you re-think supernatural energy!
DixieLT7 More than 1 year ago
Great book. Golemon does it again. Just as good as Legend, Primeeval, and Ancients. Can't wait for the next in the series. Couldn't put it down. I started at 10AM and finished the book at 9PM. Supernaturals will make a great addition to his other groups.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was amazing. i have never read a book about somethung quite like this. it makes ghost hunters look like the actual fruads they are. so five stars. five stars for everyone!! ;DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best scary stories i have read in a while. Good pacing with a terrifing and unique antagonist. I totally didnt see the twist coming and it was beyong reproach. I will say there were a few to many charecters and i think thwy could have replaced a few people with generic filler. I loved the concept of the tv special beimg made. It was abunique read with both th emedia aspect and the paranormal research.
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pheldmin More than 1 year ago
Not at all what I was hoping for. Predictable and way too long. Story could have been told in half the pages. I didn't find this book to be scary at all. Similar to Rose Red and The Shining without the fear factor. I don't know if it was just the electronic book or all of them but this book really needed proofreading! It was almost painful at times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Waste of time; WAY TOO LONG, because it plods on and on without much happening. Was it necessary to refer to one of the main characters over and over as "the big black lieutenant"? I got it the first time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Freaky, scary, and very entertaining. I couldn't put the book down.