Maybe you’ll know what I mean. There’s a feeling you get when fear strikes. It’s like it sinks in through your skin. A strange sensation not unlike being in the dark perceiving something standing right beside you, their hot breath raspy like the grit of sandpaper. Your heartbeat quickens as your blood turns to ice …
That description may be somewhat dramatic, but it’s not far from what happened to me when I read Ghost Box by Derek Neville, another fast read for your late night hauntings. But this one should not be mistaken for light reading, you’ll definitely want the “lights on)” for this.
Boyd is a security guard at an abandoned facility. Being alone in a vacant building can be creepy no matter what the setting, but there’s nothing like getting calls from the other side to get you good and freaked out. In this case, Boyd keeps getting calls from a little girl who sounds like she’s on danger. Decades earlier, a young girl disappeared near the same location and Boyd begins to think it might somehow be her. If that sounds nuts, just remember that fear can do things to a person and imagining you’re talking to the dead isn’t as far-fetched as you might think. It’s one of those things where you have to be there to judge for yourself
If you think getting calls from the great beyond is bad, it gets worse, because as The night wears on, even stranger things begin to happen. Will Boyd make it through the night alive?
If you like “creepy” ghost stories and scary settings, this story is for you. While I wouldn’t call it the best story I’ve read, it delivers on scares. I had to stop reading the night I was alone, and pick it up during daylight. I like that.
The other thing I liked was the length of this book. I read it in a few nights, which is good for me since longer books tend to lose me. I don’t always have the time to get them finished. So a shorter read works great with my busy life. The fact that this one is a page turner didn’t hurt, either.