Review - I Was a Teenage Ghost Hunter by Brian K. Henry
By Carmen, 28 December 2018
My Copy of the Book
Year Published: 2014
Genre: Young Adult; Mystery; Suspense
Moody sixteen-year-old barista Devin Mulwray is doing his best to ignore bizarre manifestations at his job in the chilly Northern California town of Arcata. Already teased about his recurrent ‘phase-outs’, the last thing he needs is to get pegged as a guy who sees ghosts. It doesn’t help his state of mind that his boss is a sarcastic slacker, his single dad is always on the road with clients and local occult fan girl Nayra is spreading ‘ghost boy’ rumors about him online.
But when violent paranormal activity badly spooks teens at an abandoned estate, Devin’s pushed into investigating by his eccentric friends Clive, a budding composer, and Rex, a tech head excited by ghost hunting gadgetry. At first reluctant to get involved, Devin’s encouraged when Emily, one of the more empathetic girls at Grey Bluff High, is impressed with his daring.
Together the friends explore the creepy Rousten manor. But as the only person able to perceive the manifestations, Devin soon finds himself going one-on-one against a powerful spirit who attacks the locals and infiltrates Devin’s own dreams.
Devin must face his fear of confronting the spirit world and get to the bottom of the hauntings before the specter unleashes more havoc on him and his friends.
About the Author:
Brian K. Henry holds a PhD. in English and is the author of the humorous fantasy novel "House of Prension" and the sci-fi parodies "Space Command and the Planet of the Bejewelled Concubines" and "Space Command and the Planets of Doom." Henry's other works include a variety of comedy screenplays ("Zak Bedford, Punk Detective", "Inspirational Movie" and others) and numerous short prose pieces. His script work includes collaborations with the Tyrants in Therapy and Rajesh Golla, co-writer on "Devil's Highway Blues".
Connect with the Author:
Twitter: Brian K. Henry Twitter
Buy the Book:
Amazon: Amazon Purchase Link
My Take on the Book:
This book gave me a slight ‘Goosebumps’ vibe; and it was nice to encounter a normal teenager that goes about doing normal things and had the normal teenage ‘behaviour’. There were times when this book was slightly creepy. I really enjoyed this book; and gave it a five star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.
This is definitely an author worth watching.