I received this book for free from Tantor Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Ghosts of Kali Oka Road by M.L. Bullock
Length: 4 hours and 20 minutes
Source: Tantor Audio
Narrator: Sean Crisden, Bailey Carr
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In the Gulf Coast, Things Don’t Just Go Bump in the Night They Terrorize You and Sometimes You Disappear!
The paranormal investigators at Gulf Coast Paranormal thought they knew what they were doing. Midas, Sierra, Sara, Josh and Peter had over twenty combined years of experience investigating supernatural activity on the Gulf Coast. But when they meet Cassidy, a young artist with a strange gift, they realize there’s more to learn. And time is running out for Cassidy.
When Gulf Coast Paranormal begins investigating the ghosts of Kali Oka Road, they find an entity far scarier than a few ghosts. Add in the deserted Oak Grove Plantation, and you have a recipe for a night of terror.
Ready to go ghost hunting? You’ll enjoy this supernatural suspense novel, the first in the Gulf Coast Paranormal series.
Here is what I thought
Although this was interesting I think it could have been so much better if it would have been longer as it just undone.
It starts out with a death of a young woman and how Ranger the guy she was with is accused of her murder though he swears it was something else that got her.
This is told in more than one POV and I am not really sure it’s a story that really needed that but there is Cassidy a young woman who has been haunted by her sister’s disappearance a long time ago. She also has visions of things when she sleeps and when she gets up she has to paint them or it pretty much drives her a bit crazy. She sees scenes from the past about Kali Oka Road and a plantation there and things that happened a long time ago. Soon it seems that she doesn’t even have to be sleeping to have these visions.
She learns about a Paranormal investigator group and decides to check out one of their meetings, but then leaves before she talks to them. Midas sees her leave and he is the other POV in the story. Midas is the cofounder of the group and gets Cassidy to talk to him and he is very intrigued with what she has to say because they are going to be investigating Kali Oka Road.
Midas is looking into Kali Oka Road because Ranger who is now dying of cancer wants to find out what really happened to his girlfriend before he dies.
So it’s a sort read and I really feel like if I say to much more I might spoil things in case you want to check it out for yourself.
This is really just a mediocre read and really felt like it could benefit from being about 50 to 75 pages longer as I was really unsatisfied with the ending. It seemed really rushed and instead of finding out what happened there years ago we are just simply told in the the wrap up of the story. I was expecting a scary kind of horror read and I didn’t get any of that so I was disappointed. I think this could have been a really cool read but just fell flat. I can’t even explain why without spoiling so, just take my word for it. I am sure there are better ghost stories out there.
This was my first time listening to Sean Crisden and Bailey Carr and I probably enjoyed their narration more than the actual story. 🙂
Audio rating: 4