I love ghost stories. The suspense, and the spookiness of it is something I adore reading! Especially in the fall months. Ghost Eaters by Clay McLeod Chapman is the best one I have read so far, and the perfect way for you to start out your spooky season!
Ghost Eaters by Amelia Diane Coombs
Published by Quirk Books
Released September 20, 2022
Genres: horror, paranormal, thriller
My Rating ★★★★★
Trigger Warnings grief, drug addiction, death
A terrifying supernatural page-turner that explores ghosts, grief, and god complexes. With propulsive momentum, bone-chilling scares, and dark meditations on the weight of history, this Southern horror will make you think twice about opening doors to the unknown.
The first few chapter of ghost eaters had me hooked. The descriptions and story telling was fantastic. I particularly loved the way that Chapman wrote the main character, Erin, throughout the story. The writing really wasn't his, it was hers. She was thinking and feeling through those pages, and it was really easy to care for her and empathize. I felt like I was right there experiencing everything with her, the loss, the addiction, and the ghosts.
These pages honestly flew by, I sat down to start it and all of sudden I was on page 108. The story moves along really well and its such a fun read. While it is fun, it is also terrifying. Chapman does not shy away from all the gory details, which I really liked. The authors’ horrifying descriptive language brings ghostly things to life, and it is absolutely insane, in the best way possible!
The story was also extremely developed for a book that was barely 300 pages which I found really impressive. I personally understood everything and was able to go along right with our main character! The story itself was also such a cool concept, that even if the characters weren't as fantastic as they were it would still have been ana amazing read. Reading this book is a little bit of an out of body experience I feel like because its so immersive and with the crazy plot line you really feel like your right there popping pills and seeing the most terrifying things imaginable. Top tier escapism.
This was the first book by Chapman I have ever read and it will not be the last. I have added his other books to my TBR and will be picking some up this spooky season! Make sure to pick up yourself a copy and check out the authors website for more of his books at the links below!
all my links >> https://linktr.ee/shesreading01
Thank you so much to Quirk Books for an advanced reader copy of this book! This did not affect my review whatsoever.