Written by a father/daughter duo (which is really a cool thing), this is a book that has a Sherlock Holmes kind of feel. It was a fun read and a quick read actually.
We are introduced to Dana Roberts, a supernormal investigator. She calls it supernormal instead of paranormal. She’s not a believer in the supernatural per se. But, she believes in what she sees and experiences herself (like Seth in From Dusk ‘til Dawn, “I don’t believe in vampires but, I believe in my own two eyes and what I saw, is vampires.”)
The stories are good stories, told to us in the first person, as if we are having the conversation with Dana Roberts herself. The set up for the book is that she is a guest speaker for a kind of club. It’s not a book club or anything like that…more like a group of people that get together and talk about weird stuff. It’s refreshing point of view, actually. It really does make you feel like you are sitting there as part of her “audience” as she tells the story. She also preempts the tales with her own little two cents of thought and it acts as a nice lead in to each story.
While I’ve not found it to be “scary” by any means, it IS entertaining and there are some parts that could possibly give you the willies. It is definitely along the paranormal or supernatural lines but, it’s not Poltergeist or anything like that. I thought by the title it would be more “horror” like but, in all actuality, it almost seems like reading for the young adult. It’s definitely something I would have read in my younger years.
I can’t say so much for sure who I would recommend this to. I did enjoy it and it was entertaining but, it just doesn’t seem to be an actual adult horror novel.