Feb 24, 2012

Review--Ghoul Interrupted by Victoria Laurie


Time to take a demon detour

M.J. and her crew are forced to interrupt the frantic schedule of their realty-television show, Ghoul Getters, and hotfoot it to New Mexico, where a dreadful demon is waging tribal warfare. Sam Whitefeather--M.J.'s spirit guide and lat grandfather to her fellow ghost buster and boyfriend, Heath--urgently needs her help to stop this evil spirit from wiping out the descendants of his tribe.

To defeat the demon, M.J. is told she must kill whoever released it--a thought that horrifies her. But with all the these lives at risk--including her boyfriend's and her own--it may be kill or be killed. Still, it doesn't take a psychic to predict M.J.'s going to have a devil of a time making New Mexico a demon-free zone.

All right, finally read the last book on my release list from last year--although I still have a ton of other books I discovered from 2011 and earlier! Victoria Laurie's Ghoul Interrupted was fabulous! Sadly, this was the first time I was unable to read the book in day since I now work again, part time. So I win and lose I guess.

But it was still a fabulous read! I love Victoria's mysteries! They are so compelling and intriguing that I hardly ever want to put the book down! Generally the ghosts are real--this isn't like Scooby-Doo (and yes, I did have to make a Scooby reference when reviewing a mystery book involving ghosts and bad guys!!)! Of course this time, it's a demon, again! And this demon is out to get the Whitefeathers--Heath's family. Marking him as a possible target. Yet he is compelled to return to his hometown even though he is technically an outcast amongst the tribe.

At first no one wants to think that a demon may be behind the killings, but M.J. is sure of it since Sam told her so in her dreams. She knows he wouldn't lie. But trying to get anyone to listen is harder than M.J. thinks. So she, Heath, and Gilley decide to work on their own. Although things start to get really dangerous, as in another member of Heath's family is killed before the funeral of his first relative even occurs!

M.J. and her friends will have to do some digging into the legend behind the demon to try to find a way to stop it. Of course there's still the threat of the human that released the demon, the human that M.J. will have to kill if she wants to stop the demon once and for all.

Once again we have a suspenseful mystery on our hands! Lots of tense moments in which M.J. is on the edge of danger! Luckily she's got Gilley there to help her out. And he's always there to lighten the mood as well. He's hilarious! Love that guy! His quips and even his over the top fear are just too funny! Although given the situation, I can't say I would be fearless either, I might be running away screaming too!

There wasn't a whole lot of time for romance between M.J. and Heath, there were a few moments, but there was always some kind of interruption, either something dire...or Gilley!

Victoria's writing is really vivid! Every time the demon was coming I would get a little tense myself! There were hints, noting the changes in the scenery and M.J. would get strong feelings overwhelming her. Much like how in Jaws the music always warns the viewer that the shark is coming! Victoria did that in her writing! It was awesome!!

In the end, I kind of figured out the who-done-it. But not the reasons behind it! Which were shocking, although there was a vague hint early on, just not enough to totally come to the right conclusion! I soooo look forward to the next mystery, What a Ghoul Wants! Luckily, her Psychic Eye Mysteries will have a release in between the waiting!

Overall rating 4.5/5 stars

1 comment:

  1. I'm glad you enjoyed this one as much as the others. It's funny I've just started it. I hope I'll like it as much as you did. Always so nice to have a good mystery like that. great review


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