Ghost Eaters

Quirk. Sept. 2022. 304p. ISBN 9781683692171. $21.99. HORROR
The latest novel from Chapman (Whisper Down the Lane) starts off in a Richmond, VA, cemetery with four young adults who are mostly content in their drug-fueled haze as their ringleader, Silas, brings them to a mausoleum for a séance. What Silas doesn’t bank on is actual ghosts showing up. Erin, now Silas’s ex-girlfriend, dodges his calls after this, but then Silas dies, leading Erin to honor his dying wish that she take the drug called “Ghost” that made him see the ghosts. Then the original group of friends who were at the séance perform another ritual to try to draw Silas out. What they unleash is so much worse than what they expected, and the plot escalates as Erin’s hauntings worsen with centuries of ghosts and revenants suddenly everywhere she goes. The Silas hauntings are disturbing and get progressively worse as the novel goes on.
VERDICT With similarities to the horror movies Flatliners and Bodies Bodies Bodies, minus the humor, Chapman’s story comes to a head as readers begin to understand that Ghost has so much more of a morbid meaning in this enthralling addiction horror tale.
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