The Ghost Hunter's Daughter


Young Adult - Paranormal
264 Pages
Reviewed on 06/13/2019
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Author Biography

Caroline Flarity is a web content producer living in NYC. Her fascination with fringe topics and love of scary movies led her to begin her writing journey penning creepy screenplays. Her debut novel THE GHOST HUNTER'S DAUGHTER started life as a feature script, placing in the finals of the StoryPros Awards and as a semifinalist in Slamdance Film Festival's writing competition.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite

In the small town of Bloomtown, teenager Anna, the daughter of a paranormal investigator, is deemed weird by her peers at school. She is teased, bullied and nicknamed Goblin Girl. Her ability to make contact with spirits and trickers is something that causes her distress, especially as she is still trying to come to terms with the death of her mother 8 years ago. Anna's two friends are her only means of support in the world, as her father is preoccupied with his work and slowly disappearing behind the hoards of objects he collects. When the behavior of some of the residents turns ugly, many blame the imminent solar storms heading towards the town but Anna suspects a more sinister reason. Could the same demonic spirit that caused her mother's death be responsible? Anna is determined to discover the truth while at the same time resolving painful memories and finding clarity in her life.

The Ghost Hunter's Daughter by Caroline Flarity is a dark and spine-chilling story with a fantastic descriptive narrative which had me hooked from the outset. The plot contains plenty of suspense and tension-filled moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters are interesting and their personalities are multi-layered. The main plot involving Anna and her battle against tricksters, spirits, and demons, is supported really well with sub-plots concerning dysfunctional family dynamics, bullying and overcoming the death of a loved one. There are some comical moments too, especially with Geneva, the father's assistant. I loved her personality. The relationship between Anna and her father's tortured soul, as they try to deal with the mother's suicide has some really tender moments. I thought the exploration into the after-effects of bereavement was dealt with sympathetically as were the emotions of a teenager being bullied for being deemed as 'different'. The climatic ending as they try to thwart the dark energy causing mayhem in the town was superb. The references to quantum physics and different dimensions also gave a great deal of realism to the plot. A great story all around.

Crossroad Reviews

What drew me in for this book was the cover. It was creepy and interesting and I have to say that the book didn’t disappoint at all. This one really reminded me of mashed up episode of Supernatural, The Conjuring, and Mean Girls with Hoarders tossed in for good measure. And I have to say that IT WORKED!! I have been in the paranormal field for over 20 years and I have to say that this author did a very good job with the ghosty demon aspect of this story. I felt like she did justice to those who cleanse objects etc. And I loved every second of it.

The characters in this one were great. I loved Anna and really enjoyed that she was just a normal teenager. She had her faults and she acted her age! How many young adult novels can say that? I know that I have seen some people say that this reads for younger teens and I would have to disagree. Her being 16 in this she sounded just right. I know that my 14 almost 15 year old acts a lot like Anna in some aspects. And over the course of the story she grows and learns that its ok to make mistakes. And its also ok to just let things go. Because in the end no one can make you feel bad unless you let them. Her friends were perfect for this story as well. I do wish we would have gotten a little more romance in this one but I could see that happening in a book two. Her dad although a hoarder was also great. He was understanding for the most part and his new partner was so adorable!! I love her so much!!

I think that I would love to see a book two that centers around the house being cleaned up. Her dad going forward with healing after his wife's death. And some romance blooming between some characters. As well as maybe then going on the hunt to start ridding the world of bad spirits etc. Esp. with how this one ended with Anna having a certain connection.


Go Into This One Knowing: Bullies, Pedophile (old teacher), Ghosts, Death of a Parent, No Cliffhanger

Kids Go Reading

When I started this story it hooked me from the very first sentence. It made me want to know what would happen. The author did a great job with describing the story in detail, I was able to picture everything that happened during the story. I was pulled into the writers world and could not stop. I finished this one in a few days and was even yelled at because I wanted to stay up and read but it was time for bed.

I really loved Anna and of books that I have read I really enjoyed that she was a normal teenager. She had flaws, made bad choices, and learned from the. All the other characters seemed real and I would really like another story.

The ending of this one made me want even more and I hope that we get a book two.

Via Lexie from Kids Go Reading on Instagram (http://www.instagram.com/kidsgoreading)

Mean Girls Meets Supernatural!!

What drew me in for this book was the cover. It was creepy and interesting and I have to say that the book didn’t disappoint at all. This one really reminded me of mashed up episode of Supernatural, The Conjuring, and Mean Girls with Hoarders tossed in for good measure. And I have to say that IT WORKED!! I have have been in the pahanmoral field for over 20 years and I have to say that this author did a very good job with the ghosty demon aspect of this story. I felt like she did justice to those who cleanse objects etc. And I loved every second of it.

The characters in this one were great. I loved Anna and really enjoyed that she was just a normal teenager. She had her faults and well she acted her age! How many young adult novels can say that? I know that I have seen some people say that this reads for younger teens and I would have to disagree. Her being 16 in this she sounded just right. I know that my 14 almost 15 year old acts a lot like Anna in some aspects. And over the course of the story she grows and learns that its ok to make mistakes. And its also ok to just let things go. Because in the end no one can make you feel bad unless you let them. Her friends were perfect for this story as well. I do wish we would have gotten a little more romance in this one but I could see that happening in a book two. Her dad although a hoarder was also great. He was understanding for the most part and his new partner was so adorable!! I love her so much!!

I think that I would love to see a book two that centers around the house being cleaned up. Her dad going forward with healing after his wife's death. And some romance blooming between some characters. As well as maybe then going on the hunt to start ridding the world of bad spirits etc. Esp. with how this one ended with Anna having a certain connection.

Go Into This One Knowing: Bullies, Pedophile (old teacher), Ghosts, Death of a Parent, No Cliffhanger