This is definitely a book you want to read in the daylight hours with lots of people around you. Jamis Bachman, Ghost Hunter by Jen Jensen is exactly the type of book you expect with a name like that.
Jamis has spent a good portion of her adult life hunting for ghosts, aliens and other unexplained subjects for her television show. Now that the show has been cancelled, she is out of sorts and depressed. Then she gets a video from a couple who live in Sage Creek, Utah and a plea for help. Their home seems to be taken over by a poltergeist. The video caught her interest, and she decides to go to Sage Creek for one last chance to prove that ghosts are real. She ends up becoming immersed in a cold case murder mystery, the airing of the town’s dirty secrets, and a bit of romance.
This is a pretty fast paced novel with lots of action. It is a good read if you love ghost stories. The characters are well developed and mostly easy to connect with. The plot is intricate and complex, and you do have to pay attention as you read or you could miss out on snippets of information that you need to understand the whole tale. Ms. Jensen also has a wicked and twisted sense of humor that pops up occasionally in the story. I thoroughly enjoyed those moments. I do wish the romance between Jamis and Johnna would have been developed a little more than it was in the tale. I’m a sucker for a good romance even in a story like this one, and I wanted more. There was actually more romance between two secondary characters than between the two main characters.
The biggest problem I have with this book is the abrupt ending. I wanted to see more, especially more about Jamis and Johnna. This story really needs an epilogue added to the end.
In spite of that, I truly enjoyed this book. It kept my interest from the beginning to the end, and the fast paced action never let me become bored. I’m giving this book a 3.5 rating and upping it to a 4 overall. If you love a good ghost story with lots of action, this might be the book for you.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.