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For some, ghosts are no more than the wounds loved ones leave in their wake, haunting the living only with their absence. Others take a more literal view....

Kate Bennett, presenter of paranormal investigation cable TV show, Where the Dead Walk, isn't sure what she believes, other than she seems cursed to lose all those closest to her.

After investigating a neglected cliff-top house, empty for a decade because it's "haunted", Kate is convinced a spirit within holds the answers to a childhood she can't remember and an unimaginable crime.

What she can't know is that the house's owner, Sebastian Dahl, is searching for something too, and he intends to get it, whatever the cost.

©2014 John Bowen (P)2015 John Bowen

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  • Mimzie Hand
  • 14-05-2018

Excellent

John is a master storyteller. He crafts the perfect murder mysteries for his fans. I Loved the twists and unexpected turns of this book. I heartily recommend it.

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  • SuzeeQ67
  • 07-12-2017

Very interesting, and different

Loved the story concept. At first the reader was too fast and everything was crammed together. But then she slowed and it became a very good listen.

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  • Kenneth Strong
  • 04-11-2017

A TV Paranormal team faces unexpected struggles

I really liked this book. it kept my interest and is very good. It follows the story of a paranormal investigation team who has a TV show and struggles with not having anything happen while investigating, having to stage things to have something to show on their program. As the team struggles with this, they are offered a case to investigate that takes them far beyond anything they could have ever expected and puts one member of the team in grave danger. A lot of unexpected twists lead to a climatic conclusion.

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  • Shelly Rosamilia
  • 01-11-2017

Wonderful

I love the way the author tells the story. You really get to know the characters and feel like you are a part of it. Definitely some twists and turns and surprises all the way until the end. the narrator is excellent her voice is perfect for this story.

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  • Roz
  • 28-10-2017

Didn't finish - Trigger Warning

I have gotten to the point in my life where I am tired of authors, particularly male authors, using rape and or/ S&M as plot devices or to make the story enticing. This afternoon I hit the part where one of the women is beaten from participating in S&M. I will be returning it posthaste. There is no need to add sadism into a ghost story - a good author doesn't need it to add interest.

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  • mertl
  • 03-09-2017

Great story!

Very captivating. Well written. Had me listening to the very end to find out who.....

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  • Sheila
  • 22-08-2017

Ok

it was not as good as I thought it would be but It was an ok read

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  • Trisha
  • 02-03-2017

omg

I loved the twist on this story.
I kind of knew how it would end, but I was still so drawn in.
loved this story!

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  • Cynthia Roman
  • 23-12-2016

Interesting,, creepy, romp

Takes your typical "ghost hunting" story and gives it a few surprising twists and turns. The story is engaging and the performance on the read was great. Overall, if you like the horror, mystery genre, iIthink you will enjoy this story.

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  • Sophiea T.
  • 04-12-2016

wonderful smooth ghost story

unlike so many other stories that feel the need to spoon-feed everything to the reader, this right or trust the reader's intelligence and lets the story truly unfold. excellent narration. it's the first offer I've loved since King and Straub. Well done!

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  • Hannah
  • 23-05-2018

yet another good book ruined by poor narration

I listen to books all the time in my studio.... every day. Recently I've had to return three books as the reader is just terrible. Whats going on with these new books? Don't audible listen to the reader?

I wanted to listen to this book as it sounds like a good, interesting, but not too taxing story to hear whilst I work. However, I've had to give up as the reader is terrible. She reads too fast. The characters all sound so much the same I'm struggling to understand which character is speaking much of the time. And the reading style? Well, if you like to have a book read to you in the style of the voice over artist for Masterchef reading out a menu, then you'll love it

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  • Paul Rudd
  • 01-11-2018

Difficult

To be honest I cannot say whether or not the book is good, as I only listened to the first 15 minutes.

I found it very difficult to engage in the story due to the narration. I’m sure Helen Clapp is a lovely person, but her narration lacked any sort of emotion. It felt like the story was being told by Siri.

Probably best to go buy the book and read it yourself.

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  • HOMEBIRD
  • 01-10-2018

Spine tingling.

I absolutely loved this book. Just when you think you've worked it all out, you realise you haven't at all. If you like supernatural a little out of the ordinary, you will love this.

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  • knittyboot
  • 21-09-2017

good read

Didn't find the narration a problem, although if you do find it running a bit fast for you you can slow it down using the speed button. I liked the characters and the story and will listen to it again.

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  • Jo
  • 16-08-2017

Ok

Slightly disappointed, didn't find this particularly creepy or scary! I did complete it though but was just pleased to get to the end!
As a previous reviewer had stated I found the narration too fast bust got used to it after a while!
Don't think I'd get another book by this author or narrator

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  • N Simon C
  • 22-07-2017

Gripping, eery read

I am a fan of paranormal so went in wanting this to creep me out and have me gripping the chair arm. It did not fail. Gripping from the start, the characters were very well realised and the plot moved along smoothly and quickly, but with an air of tension and creepiness that makes good supernatural stories. The conclusion was brilliant and not totally expected.
The narration was extremely good, with clear speaking good production, and defined characterisation.

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  • Elaine Thursby
  • 18-04-2017

couldn't stop

played this every chance I got loved it the plot twisted enough to keep me interested right till the end

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  • Shell Baker
  • 11-10-2016

A must read for paranormal fans

Having won Where The Dead Walk on The book Club auction I couldn't wait to get started with it and I wasn't at all disappointed. This is my first read by John Bowen and most definitely won't be my last. I actually listened to the Audio of this book and I enjoyed it that much I couldn't wait to drive to work it definitely made my long Journey to work more enjoyable. This is one hell of a supernatural thriller which has a very unique story line. Being a fan of the Most Hunted TV show this book is right up my street.

Where The Dead Walks is a paranormal investigation cable TV show which Kate Bennett is presenter for and believe it not or she is very skeptical until a investigation at neglected cliff-top house, empty for a decade because it's "haunted", Kate is left convinced a spirit within holds the answers to a childhood she can't remember and an unimaginable crime. Can Harry her co presenter partner help Kate unravel the truth? The story takes a surprising dark turn when Sebastian Dahl the house owner is searching for something to.
I loved the characters in this story Harry has got a soft spot for Kate and make a great team. And would love to see more of them in the future maybe?!

Well what can I say I was totally hooked to the point where I was listening to this any moment I got because I absolutely loved it. John takes you on a journey dropping out snippets leaving me wanting more and left me totally flabbergasted that this is his debut novel. This is a corker of a read John's well crafted writing skills made me feel like he has been writing for years. with the mystery and suspense I was totally addicted and built up to a fantastic ending where everything comes together.

This is a must read for all Paranormal fans that love a well written good ghost story like myself. that will keep you wanting more until the end. This is one of those books that will stay with me forever. I cannot recommend it enough, this is a massive five stars from me and will be in my favorite books for 2016.

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  • Bridget McKeown
  • 16-06-2016

Brilliant

What made the experience of listening to Where the Dead Walk the most enjoyable?

The pace of the story and the interaction between all of the characters

What was one of the most memorable moments of Where the Dead Walk?

To hard to answer without spoilers

What does Helen Clapp bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Helen Clapp brought the story to life with her excellent narration. She really brought you into the book

Any additional comments?

This isn't my normal genre and would probably have passed up on the chance to read it. It really would have been my loss. Well worth a listen

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  • Jacques
  • 09-06-2016

Gripping from the start

What did you like most about Where the Dead Walk?

a good supernatural thriller, with characters which were believable.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I didn't have a favourite character, all were as good as each other.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I couldn't stop listening to this book, I walked round the whole day with it playing in the back pocket of my jeans.

Any additional comments?

Really great book, there are so few good supernatural thrillers out there, this one is well worth reading or listening to. The plot kept me gripped from the start till the very end. The main characters were written well.