Book Reviews of Ghostkiller

Ghostkiller
Ghostkiller
Author: Scott Chandler
ISBN-13: 9780425181003
ISBN-10: 0425181006
Pages: 288
Rating:
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Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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The description of this book doesn´t exactly match the real content because it only tells us something about Nancy Greenbaum or better, Nancy Greenbaums body.

The Ghostkiller died after suffering from terrible burns. Simultaniously, just on the other side of a curtain, doctors are fighting for the life of Nancy Greenbaum, suffering from a brain trauma. The Ghostkiller dies and while the real Nancy´s too weak to fight against an intruder in her body, the Ghostkiller takes her body and Nancy`s soul is pushed out of it. Like a ghost, floating above the events, she witnesses the events and sees her own body opening her eyes. Like a ghost she follows her former body to witness terrible murder when she is suddenly dragged into the body of a dying 14 years old teenager. Her soul in a new body she begins her fight against something older then she could ever imagine.
Finally she´s able to get in contact with the detective which was responsible for the death of the Ghostkillers former host.

***

The Ghost Killer´s a well written horror-suspense-mystery mix with a lot of peaks and twists. I really enjoyed the run against time.
In 1998 there was a movie with Denzel Washington named "Fallen" and these two stories are quite similar. I really was surprised to learn that the book was written three years later and almost is read somewhat like a plagiarism. At least the reader gets the impression the movie was based on this book. I knew the movie and that took quite a lot of my usually fun in reading good stories.
However, the book as itself is worth a read as long as you aren´t familiar with the movie as I am. It still has different incidents and characters and of course a somewhat different ending.

Since 2001 and "Ghostkiller" Scott Chandler hasn´t published another book but I´ve got this author on my watchlist to give him a second try if there should be another book.