M.J Holliday is a ghost hunter, star of "Hope To Be Cable Show" Ghoul Getters. This time the mystery takes place at Dunlow Castle in Ireland, where a phantom reigns, causing death to whomever attempts to enter the castle.
But Gopher, their producer not only wants them to investigate the mysterious phantom but to also locate the legendary lost treasure that was suppose to be buried there.
When Gopher disappears on their visit to the castle, M.J. and her crew need to not only solve the mystery of the phantom but to try and locate their producer before he winds up dead like all the others.
I love M.J. she is normally a very strong woman with fantastic psychic skills.
Gilley - although there seems to be a lot of complaints about him in the reviews, he has always been a frightened child like character. I think more so now as the type of ghost they are investigating are more deadly than the ones they encountered in the first couple of books when they were local ghosthunters.
The replacement of Dr. Steve with Heath. I find Heath to be a redundant figure, he has the same psychic ability as M.J. and really doesn't add anything to the group, he seems to be useless in a lot of situations, even though he should know more about the paranormal than the amateur, not really believed in it, Dr. Steve, who never seemed to lose his cool.
I'm not sure if Heath was brought on because the author decided to change the storyline from M.J. being a local ghost hunter into this international ghost hunter and didn't think she could fit the dedicated Dr. Steve in. But the romantic interest of the main character does not have to be around all the time or be in the same line of work. Since Dr. Steve is wealthy, he could always fly anywhere for a few days or weekend visits, he wasn't with M.J. 24/7 when they were together in the first few books.
I also find Heath's grandfather appearing and saving everyone, ridiculous. Why doesn't he just show up and tell them what's going on and what to do?
The Phantom: This creature is readily visible when ever anyone goes up to the castle. It's huge and tries to kill everyone it comes across. Yet no one has ever heard of it. Don't you think in the 21st century there would be hundreds of photo's taken by cell phones. Video's, Other paranormal hunters - people have been investigating the paranormal for years. And then there are groups of people who constantly hunt for lost and buried treasure, why haven't they shown up?
My last problem - why did M.J. have to find another character to find out about the phantom? None of that cloak and dagger stuff was necessary, when there was someone who could just have told her the information she needed to solve this ridiculous mystery.
I love this series and really hated writing this review, but I am worried that it may be going down hill - seeing that the next book is going to be about Heath and his family doesn't make me any happier.
The author was able to change the storyline in her other series "Psychic Eye" but still retain all it's entertainment value.
I also agree with another reviewer about the Casey Daniel's (Pepper Martin Series). They are a good series as is Wendy Roberts (Ghost Duster Series) and Mary Stanton's (Beaufort & Company Mystery). And From The Other Side Carolyn Hart's (Bailey Ruth Raeburn Series).
- Mass Market Paperback: 352 pages
- Publisher: Berkley; 1 edition (28 December 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 045123197X
- ISBN-13: 978-0451231970
- Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 2.4 x 17 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 181 g
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