Amador Lockdown by Coral Russell

Posted March 23, 2012 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis:
Something has moved into the Amador Hotel. Hector, Marcos, Bev, and Tony of the Paranormal Posse are called in to either debunk the haunting or get rid of whatever is causing the problems. With the surprise arrival of Hector’s son, he tries to keep his professional and personal lives separate, but whatever is haunting the Amador Hotel has other plans.
Review:
From the synopsis I immediate thought of all of those tv shows that deal with people hunting down ghosts. There is  certainly an audience for people who enjoy ghost hunting. I think people in general like the idea of people from the past sticking around, it’s kind of a fun thing to think about and certainly can have plenty of uses in a book. 
That being said I am not a person who likes to be scared, so that was really my only concern when I was reading this book. However the book really isn’t scary, more like suspenseful, which is something I really enjoy. Also the book isn’t all that long so you don’t have a lot of time to be scared. I also think the books length worked in its favor because it kept the suspenseful parts were I think more effective due to the length of the book. 
I have to say I am also impressed by the authors characters they created, they all have a pretty good rhythm to them and are pretty interesting. It impresses me because the books length could be a hinderance when trying to create fully fleshed out characters, but this author did not really have an issue at all with that. 
I think the biggest strength of this book is that it pulls you in. You want to know what happens next. I think the author did a good job with keeping the reader guessing about what was going to happen next, and then being able to hold on to that power until the very end. 
I also liked that the book felt more like watching an episode of a tv show, or a movie. I think the book used pretty good imagery and it made it all the more easy to picture what was going on in the book in my head. Which I enjoy. 
Overall, I think the book is pretty well written and it is a pretty enjoyable to read. I like that it took place in a hotel, I think it’s a fun setting for a book. I think anyone who enjoys watching ghost hunter shows, or if you are at all interested in checking out something like that, then this is most certainly your book. 

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