Ghost Slayer

Twenty-one-year-old Kaelyn has spent half her life hunting ghosts and killing them. But she’s not like the other ghost hunters who have to rely on spells and curses to banish ghosts back to where they came from, hoping that they don’t come back. When Kaelyn kills a ghost, they stay dead.

Twenty-one-year-old Kaelyn has spent half her life hunting ghosts and killing them. But she’s not like the other ghost hunters who have to rely on spells and curses to banish ghosts back to where they came from, hoping that they don’t come back. When Kaelyn kills a ghost, they stay dead.

But in Mortimer Hall, a behemoth of a house, Kaelyn is about to face the most powerful and life-threatening ghost she ever met, and what she doesn’t know is that the ghost has been waiting just for her…



You know how when you’re reading a book and you need to put it down so you can get food, water, go to the bathroom, pick up your kids, go to bed, etc so you’re looking for that “stopping point” where you feel comfortable being able to do that? Kind of like the moment you’re ok to pause the TV because it’s not like you’ll miss anything – I mean it’s paused that’s why it was invented so we could stop living like cave animals. Well…..this book had no good stopping point.

I completely get how illogical that sounds because it is a BOOK! Meaning you can read one page, one paragraph or one sentence and put it down then come back and pick up exactly where you left off and not miss anything – that’s a huge benefit of a book. There just isn’t a moment where you feel like you’ll be okay not knowing what’s going to happen next. Which is how I found myself exhausted, eyes watering, and desperately needing to fall asleep but unable to until I knew how this was going to end.

It starts off like any typical ghost story. Girl finds ghost, kills ghost, hangs out with dead mom and goes to her college class. It’s a little more involved and action packed than that with one heck of a gut punch opening but it’s good enough that when I started I was curious enough to keep going. It doesn’t take long before the thrills, twist, turns, mysteries and of course ghosts gets ramped up. The action scenes with exorcisms and ghost slayings can be intense.

Verstraete knows how to write an addictive story that moves faster than you think possible with an air of intensity that just sucks you in. I loved the sprinkling of pop culture such as references to Buffy that added bits of humor that really worked with her story. She knew how to word them just right so instead of coming off cheesy they’re fun and will bring a smile to your face.

It appears this may be the first in a series and though the book ends as if it could be a standalone I’m really hoping there is more.

Thank you to Netgalley and Fire Quill Publishing for allowing me to review this!

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