The Girl From Dark Dakota

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If there was ever a book meant to be made into an awe-inspiring movie, this would be at the top of the list. The Girl From Dark Dakota is the perfect book as far as paranormal suspense goes.

Rachel is a seventeen-year-old girl who was adopted when she was very young. She and her friends have created a ghost hunting group reminiscent of the team on the television series Ghost Adventures. Complete with EVP equipment and all sorts of cameras, the team seeks the undead. But it is not until Jason, an accountant from Chicago, shows up to do an audit for the local hospital that there is any measurable paranormal activity.

On his first night there, chairs are violently thrust against the walls and he senses a presence. When Rachel’s friend Shelley tells her about the activity at the hospital (Shelley’s mom works there too), the whole team is ready to bust some ghosts. They believe it is the ghost of Annabel Heller, a young woman who was murdered one year ago on Halloween. Add to the mix Dr. Donovan Graves, a paranormal researcher, and Madam Bovell, a medium who seems to have lost her gift, and you have a team that is sure to find out what the spirit, or spirits, are looking for.

The storyline moved along very quickly but with so much detail for the reader to picture each scene that the book really came to life while I was reading it. One part of the book in which the spirit is warning the kids individually is reminiscent of the movie Final Destination where each person faces death in the face. These parts were extremely creative and exciting. The story was full of action and interesting information about paranormal behavior.

The characters were also all so different yet special in their own way. Where else would you find a team of high schoolers, a medium, a paranormal scientist, and an accountant? But this combination works in The Girl From Dark Dakota.

Overall, this book was exciting and full of action from cover to cover. There was never a dull moment. A testament to how good this book was is the fact that I finished it, although it was close to six-hundred pages, in only two days. I just couldn’t put it down. I recommend The Girl From Dark Dakota to lovers of paranormal shows and books who are fans of getting goosebumps while they read. This book will have you looking over your shoulder and sleeping with the lights on.

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Author Bryan Devore
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 561 pages
Publisher 2021-Jan-31
Publish Date
ISBN 9780985241384 Buy this Book
Issue February 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller