Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper

by J. L. Bryan

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"Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper is Ghostbusters meets The Dresden Files. Fun and creepy." -Daniel Arenson, USA Today bestselling author of Earthrise and the Song of Dragons series

Ellie Jordan's job is to identify and remove unwanted ghosts. Part detective, part paranormal exterminator, Ellie operates out of Savannah, Georgia, the most haunted city in the United States.

When a family contacts her to deal with a disturbing presence in the crumbling old mansion they've purchased, Ellie first believes it to be a typical, by-the-book specter, a residual haunting by a restless spirit. Instead, she finds herself confronting an older and more powerful evil that dwells within the walls of the house, stalking the living.

Ellie must quickly unravel the secret history behind the haunting in order to remove the ghost. She is aided by her new assistant Stacey, a recent film school graduate with a gift for capturing images and video of ghosts, and Jacob, a reluctant young psychic. Together, they will try to evict the dangerous spirits of the dead, whose threats to the family grow more terrifying every night.

"A brilliantly addictive, insomnia-inducing story following Ellie Jordan, a ghost tracker, who works a hazardous job investigating hauntings. Read before bedtime at your own risk!" -Alexia Purdy, bestselling author of the Dark Faerie Tale and Reign of Blood series

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150596184
Publisher: JLBryanbooks.com
Publication date: 09/13/2014
Series: Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 218
Sales rank: 8,617
File size: 635 KB

About the Author

J.L. Bryan is the author of twenty novels, including the Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper series and other books. He writes about ghosts, monsters, magic, and other fun topics. He studied English at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, and he also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He currently lives in Atlanta.

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Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 140 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In time when books have become somewhat lackluster, this one hooked me in almost from the beginning. The plot, story, and characters were solid and engaging, very good quality writing. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It is well written and that isn't always true of paranormal stories. It is creepy, scary,and a fun read. I didn't want to put it down. I expect to read more books by this author. Read and enjoy !
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan is amazing. I love the ghost hunter premise and story line are executed perfectly. I really enjoyed the back story and that it was shared at the perfect moment to enhance the story. I especially enjoyed the snarky, sarcastic, humorous comments, even in the midst of the creepiest scenes. A true joy to read. Ellie Jordan is perfect character. I cannot wait to read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was enchanted to realize what a great read this book was once I read the first few pages - I literally could not put it down! At first, I thought it would just be another Ghostbusters type remake, but though it deliberately had some Ghostbusters similarities, the story was fresh, the main character believable and extremely well fleshed out and the supporting characters likeable. I can't wait to read the rest of this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book from beginning to end .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love a book that i cannot figure out the plot after thd first chspter!!! Great story and chsracters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, l couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read to next book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure about this at first but it was pretty good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It even gave me a few creepy feelings while reading it. It is worth the read and I finished it rather quickley. I will be buying the next one soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book on a late night whim. I love a good scary story. Once upon a time I worked in an old  plantation house turned bed & breakfast not far from Savannah so the synopsis sparked my interest. This was a great book. I really enjoyed it. It will probably give me nightmares for weeks!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great story! Very well written. Easy read, easy to like main character. Can not help but devour this book quickly
lauralovesreviewingLT More than 1 year ago
The first thing I noticed about this book was the story takes place in Georgia. It’s supposed to be one of the most haunted cities in the south, steeped in dark stories. It’s the perfect setting. You’ve read the blurb so you know this is about a haunted house. So I’m going to introduce you to the ghost trappers from Eckhart Investigations instead of telling you what you already know. Retired Homicide Detective Calvin Eckhart is the owner and boss man. He needed something to do with all of those empty days and it was an easy decision to start investigating hauntings as he had a keen interest in the supernatural. Since he’s confined to a wheelchair and not getting any younger, he hires Ellie James to do the work for him. To determine if there is, in fact, a haunting, and then take care of that pesky ghost. Ellie Jordan, head ghost trapper. Her job is to determine if a house is haunted, and either to get the ghost to vacate, or trap it and dispose of it in a safe place. She’s my favorite character. Smart, determined, and gutsy, she goes places I’d never dream of entering. But even she is terrified as the ghost turns out to be many ghosts, and the danger escalates into the physical realm. Stacey is the newbie. Eckhart didn’t like Ellie going into a haunting investigation alone. It could be very dangerous. Stacey always had an interest in ghosts, and really wants to meet one up close. She helps set up the video equipment and monitored the cameras from outside in a van. She’s in contact with Ellie, and helps to pinpoint where a ghost might be lingering. Her enthusiasm is fun and addictive. I doubt she’ll be so eager to see a ghost after this job. Jacob Weiss is thrust upon Ellie by the boss. Eckhart insists a psychic could be beneficial. Jacob is one of only a few survivors of a horrible plane crash and now can contact ghosts. He comes into the story closer to the end so I didn’t get to know him very well, but as this is a series, I hope to see more of him. He did come in handy though, so Eckhart was wise to use him. Finally, the hauntees, the Treadwell family, consisting of Dale, Anna, and their young daughter Lexa. They bought a rundown mansion in an out of the way place. The only other structures on the street are some derelict warehouses and factories. They have big plans to renovate the house and turn it into a bed and breakfast. Dale came up with a great idea. They could add a sports lounge for the men, complete with a huge flat screen TV to watch the games, and plenty of beer. That would make it appealing to the husbands while the quiet holiday appealed to the wives. It’s really a good idea. There’s just one little hitch. The house came with a ghost, a very expressive ghost. It wants just one thing…for them to vacate the premises, now! I’d tell you about the ghosts but that would be telling you the story. I can tell you this. I don’t think I’ve experienced such an intense, nail-biting, scene as the one when these characters enter the house for the final event. If it was a movie, I’d have been peeking through my fingers. Horror doesn’t always come with a happy outcome, so all of them were fair game to die a grisly death. That kept me reading, eyes zipping from word to word, hoping for the best and fearing the worst. I was breathless afterwards and my shoulders ached from the tension. The author nailed it with his characters. Each almost immediately became familiar. His ghosts were terrifying. The plot was fun and scary and your quickly immersed in it. And this is book one in the series, so read it now. That way you’ll be ready for the next one. I was given this book for my reading enjoyment, no review required. How could I not tell you how fun it was.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hooked right away. Was impressed with the author and the story. The first in this series was free, but it got me on the hook for the others. Thank you for a great story!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pretty good story Loved how it all tied up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was surprised at how much i enjoyed this story. I will be reading more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book. Well worth the read. Don't read at night!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually free books aren't awesome but this book was! Ellie is a paranormal PI who specializes in removals. When the Treadwell call her in for a simple haunting she finds much more than she was expecting! This was a great summer read, and I'll be getting the rest of the series ASAP,
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I can't wait to read more from this author!
Anonymous 4 months ago
Even though I am not a fan of ghost stories I enjoyed this one very much. Mainly because I live on Hilton Head Island which is only 30 miles from Savannah which I go to quite frequently. I have gone to the squares which she referees to and they are beautiful. And we have gone to the Savannah Civic Center which is next to where many of SCAD (Savannah College of Arts and Design) students reside. I have been on the Ghost Tours and visited the many haunted houses of which there are many. Never saw a ghost though. I know many of the areas to which she writes about. However, the house in the story is not known to me - probably made up by the author. It is worth a read.
Anonymous 6 months ago
Page turner. Read the book in a day!
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Anonymous 9 months ago
I didn’t think I would like this, but I could not put it down. Held my interest to the last page.
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Anonymous 10 months ago
Fast paced, thrilling book