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The Ghost Files [Kindle Edition]

Apryl Baker
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (369 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Cherry blossom lipstick: check
Smokey eyes: check
Skinny jeans: check
Dead kid in the mirror: check

For sixteen year old Mattie Hathaway, this is her normal everyday routine. She’s been able to see ghosts since her mother tried to murder her when she was five years old. No way does she want anyone to know she can talk to spooks. Being a foster kid is hard enough without being labeled a freak too.

Normally, she just ignores the ghosts and they go away. That is until she see’s the ghost of her foster sister… Sally.

Everyone thinks Sally’s just another runaway, but Mattie knows the truth—she’s dead. Murdered. Mattie feels like she has to help Sally, but she can’t do it alone. Against her better judgment, she teams up with a young policeman, Officer Dan, and together they set out to discover the real truth behind Sally’s disappearance.

Only to find out she’s dealing with a much bigger problem, a serial killer, and she may be the next victim…

Will Mattie be able to find out the truth before the killer finds her?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2476 KB
  • Print Length: 284 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1680580590
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC (13 Aug. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EJ62OMS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (369 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #232 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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As I think this book is mostly aimed at teenagers and young adults, I am reviewing it at such and giving
it 4 stars. However, as a 66 year old Harry Potter fan, I also enjoyed it! I do believe in ghosts so I could
empathize with the main character, Mattie.

She is in foster care and does her best to ignore the ghosts who try to talk to her. That is till another
foster girl, Sally, is murdered. Mattie's quest to find Sally's body and perhaps save the life of another
girl forces her to communicate with the ghosts - sometimes leading to physical and mental violence for
herself.

Though I found the dialogue a bit limited - every guy she met was "cute" and she "sooo was not going to
talk to this cop ..." etc. I suspect that is how teenagers do converse! And she did repeat her feelings
about the cop, Dan and not wanting to trust anyone a tad too often. However, once going, the story rattled
along, especially towards the end. There was no bad language or sex scenes and only a few typos.

I read this book in one evening and thought I knew the killer early on - I was wrong, which made a nice
change! I would recommend this book to anyone interested in ghosts, whatever your age.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I wasn't quite sure what to make of this novel in the first few pages as the characters seemed a bit cliched and forced 'all-American' kids. However once the story got going and the pace kicked in, I was impressed. The main character of Mattie can be a bit annoying at times but that['s also quite realistic as a 16 year old. The premise is not new but once the storyline gets going it really rockets along and is hard to put down. Clever of the author to put a few different potential romantic interests in there as none are clear cut or obvious. Now I'm looking forward to see where the story goes in the next book!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book from an unexpected source 12 Nov. 2013
By Dea49
Format:Kindle Edition
I picked this up as a 'loan' on the Amazon Prime Kindle lending library, and was really impressed. I think this book is probably aimed at young adults, but don't let that put you off reading it. Ghost Files is pacy, has an excellent storyline that puts many more experienced writers in this genre to shame, and is strong from start to finish. Stephen King said that the key to writing good horror/supernatural books is to make the reader care for the characters, and I think this is why 'Ghost Files' succeeds. I really like Mattie, I cared what happened to her from the first chapter, and all her characters have great likeability. OK, the writer is clearly new and the inexperience shows occasionally, but not to the detraction of the story and I never once wanted to stop reading. I really hope Apryl Baker writes another in the series soon.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars good fun light read 24 Sept. 2014
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this is probobly more teen fiction although i'm past that, it was a fun light read with a bad a*s smart mouthed foster child who can communicate with the dead Mattie the main character is is independant and overly agresive at times. she is currently in a home where she has everything she needs. things change when her friend sally goes missing .mattie is the only one who knows sally is dead and sets out for prove sally isn't a a run away .when she starts talking to the ghosts instead of avoiding and ignoring them it changes her life. she confides her abilities to a scepticrookie cop called dan. hes not completly convinced but helps to go through possible past victims to try to stop a serial killer and find a girl whos dying before its to late.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Overall the narrative is very good and engrossing. The protagonist is Mattie Hathaway who sees ghosts, and based on this storyline the story evolves. It gets spookier when she has to communicate with the ghosts in order to find her friend Sally who is missing and is presumably dead. The pace of the novel is good, thus keeping the intrigue factor alive. However, more attention should be paid to grammar and syntax.

Additionally, Mattie's behaviour is sometimes conflicting where her love life is concerned, and also with Officer Dan with whom she is sometimes friends and at other times not-so-friendly. Breaking up with her boyfriend for a silly reason does not go down well, when she is the one who keeps secrets from him. Mattie is also portrayed as a convincing liar who also uses swearwords or alternative swearwords which are even more offending than actually using swearwords. Mattie can defend herself very well and can bring down a man thrice her size, but in climax at the end when she has to get away from the killer woman, Mrs. Olson, she cannot do much. Okay, admitted, she is injured but still... During the whole novel, Mattie is portrayed as brave but where does all the bravery go when the reader expects at least some of it to show.

Officer Dan's character is not that strong either. Does he not have any other case besides Mattie's wherein he has to figure out what happened to Sally and the others? And why is not any other cop involved in Mattie's case since Officer Dan is very new on the job (just few weeks)? Officer Dan does not seem cop-like. He never returns Mattie's calls but somehow he is always around Mattie in public places when she is out with her friends.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Free books on here are normally a load of rubbish. But this one was really very good.
Had me gripped just wanted to carry on reading even though I should of gone to bed hours... Read more
Published 1 day ago by rach86
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice easy read
Characters likeable, story flowed good eAsy to follow theme. I wi be reading the next instalment to see what happens to Mattie
Published 1 day ago by Manth
4.0 out of 5 stars Such an easy read.
Such an easy read but full of detail. I was very shocked at the twist half way through.
Mattie is an amazing character, so likable & i felt her pain. Read more
Published 3 days ago by Jenny Dubery
5.0 out of 5 stars Best FREE book I've ever purchased
Not finished yet (half way though) and I can't put it down! Just such an entertaining book! For free as well! Just take a ghost of a chance...sorry! Haha
Published 5 days ago by Grant Sutherland
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting
Kept me turning the pages and not wanting to go back to work hard to put down and very enjoyable .
Published 6 days ago by Mr. David M. Frith
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC READ
Absolutely love all the Ghost File books, cannot wait for book 4 and the film - how wonderful the film will be am so excited. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Mrs. Heather Goodfellow
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Felt a bit young for my taste.
Published 13 days ago by K Tee
2.0 out of 5 stars A Teen Masterpiece.
I rather liked this derivative tale. It, I think, is aimed at the young adult market. I think Apryl has hit the nail on the head and see it as being successful even if it is not... Read more
Published 14 days ago by Raymond Walker
2.0 out of 5 stars Good time filler
Very teeny but a good time filler
Published 16 days ago by Vintage 72
2.0 out of 5 stars Not keen
Only got this book as it was a freebie, was okay wouldn't read this again.
Published 17 days ago by Vanessa Mills
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