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On the Gulf Coast, Things Don't Just Go Bump in the NightThey Terrorize You and Sometimes You Disappear!The paranormal investigators at Gulf Coast Paranormal thought they knew what they were doing. Midas, Sierra, Sara, Josh and Peter had over twenty combined years of experience investigating supernatural activity on the Gulf Coast. But when they meet Cassidy, a young artis On the Gulf Coast, Things Don't Just Go Bump in the NightThey Terrorize You and Sometimes You Disappear!The paranormal investigators at Gulf Coast Paranormal thought they knew what they were doing. Midas, Sierra, Sara, Josh and Peter had over twenty combined years of experience investigating supernatural activity on the Gulf Coast. But when they meet Cassidy, a young artist with a strange gift, they realize there's more to learn. And time is running out for Cassidy. When Gulf Coast Paranormal begins investigating the ghosts of Kali Oka Road, they find an entity far scarier than a few ghosts. Add in the deserted Oak Grove Plantation, and you have a recipe for a night of terror. Ready to go ghost hunting? You'll enjoy this supernatural suspense novel, the first in the Gulf Coast Paranormal series. Gulf Coast Paranormal Series The Ghosts of Kali Oka Road The Ghosts of the Crescent Theater A Haunting on Bloodgood Row The Legend of the Ghost Queen A Haunting at Dixie House The Ghost Lights of Forrest Field The Ghost of Gabrielle Bonet The Ghosts of Harrington Farms The Creature on Crenshaw Road ˃˃˃ Another Haunting Series by M. L. Bullock--Seven SistersSeven Sisters Moonlight Falls on Seven Sisters Shadows Stir at Seven Sisters The Stars that Fell The Stars We Walked Upon The Sun Rises Over Seven Sisters ˃˃˃ Need More Ghost Stories?The Ghosts of Idlewood Dreams of Idlewood The Whispering Saint The Haunted Child ˃˃˃ And for Those Who Like Darker HauntingsSugar Hill Series Wife of the Left Hand Fire on the Ramparts Blood By Candlelight The Starlight Ball Download a sample or grab a copy now!


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On the Gulf Coast, Things Don't Just Go Bump in the NightThey Terrorize You and Sometimes You Disappear!The paranormal investigators at Gulf Coast Paranormal thought they knew what they were doing. Midas, Sierra, Sara, Josh and Peter had over twenty combined years of experience investigating supernatural activity on the Gulf Coast. But when they meet Cassidy, a young artis On the Gulf Coast, Things Don't Just Go Bump in the NightThey Terrorize You and Sometimes You Disappear!The paranormal investigators at Gulf Coast Paranormal thought they knew what they were doing. Midas, Sierra, Sara, Josh and Peter had over twenty combined years of experience investigating supernatural activity on the Gulf Coast. But when they meet Cassidy, a young artist with a strange gift, they realize there's more to learn. And time is running out for Cassidy. When Gulf Coast Paranormal begins investigating the ghosts of Kali Oka Road, they find an entity far scarier than a few ghosts. Add in the deserted Oak Grove Plantation, and you have a recipe for a night of terror. Ready to go ghost hunting? You'll enjoy this supernatural suspense novel, the first in the Gulf Coast Paranormal series. Gulf Coast Paranormal Series The Ghosts of Kali Oka Road The Ghosts of the Crescent Theater A Haunting on Bloodgood Row The Legend of the Ghost Queen A Haunting at Dixie House The Ghost Lights of Forrest Field The Ghost of Gabrielle Bonet The Ghosts of Harrington Farms The Creature on Crenshaw Road ˃˃˃ Another Haunting Series by M. L. Bullock--Seven SistersSeven Sisters Moonlight Falls on Seven Sisters Shadows Stir at Seven Sisters The Stars that Fell The Stars We Walked Upon The Sun Rises Over Seven Sisters ˃˃˃ Need More Ghost Stories?The Ghosts of Idlewood Dreams of Idlewood The Whispering Saint The Haunted Child ˃˃˃ And for Those Who Like Darker HauntingsSugar Hill Series Wife of the Left Hand Fire on the Ramparts Blood By Candlelight The Starlight Ball Download a sample or grab a copy now!

30 review for The Ghosts of Kali Oka Road

  1. 5 out of 5

    C. McKenzie

    I'm always skeptical about ghost stories, but this one pulled me in from the beginning and kept me reading. I couldn't help but be fearful for Cassidy, the artist who is drawn into the ghostly history by her paintings. I was relieved when Midas arrived and helped her with his ghost-hunting skills. I was a bit let down by the ending, but I could overlook that because the author did wrap up the initial mystery of Ranger and Melissa and promised more tales with Cassidy and Midas at their center. One I'm always skeptical about ghost stories, but this one pulled me in from the beginning and kept me reading. I couldn't help but be fearful for Cassidy, the artist who is drawn into the ghostly history by her paintings. I was relieved when Midas arrived and helped her with his ghost-hunting skills. I was a bit let down by the ending, but I could overlook that because the author did wrap up the initial mystery of Ranger and Melissa and promised more tales with Cassidy and Midas at their center. One thing for sure is that I'd like to find out what happened to Cassidy's sister. All in all, a good, quick, and entertaining read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Kay*FindMeInThePages*

    Short read that could/should be increased to flesh out the characters and abrupt ending. Could use an editor. That being said, I did enjoy the story and setting.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)

    Although this was interesting I think it could have been so much better if it would have been longer as it just undone. It starts out with a death of a young woman and how Ranger the guy she was with is accused of her murder though he swears it was something else that got her. This is told in more than one POV and I am not really sure it’s a story that really needed that but there is Cassidy a young woman who has been haunted by her sister’s disappearance a long time ago. She also has visions of t Although this was interesting I think it could have been so much better if it would have been longer as it just undone. It starts out with a death of a young woman and how Ranger the guy she was with is accused of her murder though he swears it was something else that got her. This is told in more than one POV and I am not really sure it’s a story that really needed that but there is Cassidy a young woman who has been haunted by her sister’s disappearance a long time ago. She also has visions of things when she sleeps and when she gets up she has to paint them or it pretty much drives her a bit crazy. She sees scenes from the past about Kali Oka Road and a plantation there and things that happened a long time ago. Soon it seems that she doesn’t even have to be sleeping to have these visions. She learns about a Paranormal investigator group and decides to check out one of their meetings, but then leaves before she talks to them. Midas sees her leave and he is the other POV in the story. Midas is the cofounder of the group and gets Cassidy to talk to him and he is very intrigued with what she has to say because they are going to be investigating Kali Oka Road. Midas is looking into Kali Oka Road because Ranger who is now dying of cancer wants to find out what really happened to his girlfriend before he dies. So it’s a sort read and I really feel like if I say to much more I might spoil things in case you want to check it out for yourself. This is really just a mediocre read and really felt like it could benefit from being about 50 to 75 pages longer as I was really unsatisfied with the ending. It seemed really rushed and instead of finding out what happened there years ago we are just simply told in the the wrap up of the story. I was expecting a scary kind of horror read and I didn’t get any of that so I was disappointed. I think this could have been a really cool read but just fell flat. I can’t even explain why without spoiling so, just take my word for it. I am sure there are better ghost stories out there.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Terri

    Cassidy's sister disappeared years ago and she wants her found and to get answers. She also has a bizarre experience - a compulsion to paint a scene from somewhere she has never been with a woman she doesn't know from the past, as well as a black owl that seems supernatural. Then her path crosses those of a man from a local paranormal society. She is soon caught up in an investigation of the place from her painting. Suspenseful and interesting. Really enjoyed Cassidy's sister disappeared years ago and she wants her found and to get answers. She also has a bizarre experience - a compulsion to paint a scene from somewhere she has never been with a woman she doesn't know from the past, as well as a black owl that seems supernatural. Then her path crosses those of a man from a local paranormal society. She is soon caught up in an investigation of the place from her painting. Suspenseful and interesting. Really enjoyed

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    1. I'm not saying this book was poorly written; it actually wasn't bad. 2. I'm not saying that the storyline was poor either.--The problems, however, are so monumental that I can't justify giving it any higher than 2 stars (or, in my rating scale, a C-) The story bounces between Midas and Cassidy, for the most part. There are other areas where the main person is someone else, but it's mostly those two. Cassidy is a painter who has strange dreams; once she has these very vivid dreams, she has to p 1. I'm not saying this book was poorly written; it actually wasn't bad. 2. I'm not saying that the storyline was poor either.--The problems, however, are so monumental that I can't justify giving it any higher than 2 stars (or, in my rating scale, a C-) The story bounces between Midas and Cassidy, for the most part. There are other areas where the main person is someone else, but it's mostly those two. Cassidy is a painter who has strange dreams; once she has these very vivid dreams, she has to paint what she remembers, no matter how long it takes. She paints for so long that she is late for work and the book starts out with Cassidy getting fired. When the power goes out in her building, she is forced to go to the local laundromat to wash her clothes. While there, she sees a flyer for Gulf Coast Paranormal; they are a local group that runs a non-profit organization in order to help people who've experienced hauntings or anything like that. The worker at the laundromat points at that flyer and says that the group is "legit." She ends up going to the meeting and the hunt begins. The painting that Cassidy had been painting the day she was fired happens to involve the next case of GCP and she's invited to see if she can identify anything that the others cannot. Basically, I'll give you the story arc of this book...or novella. It was very short, so I find it hard calling it a book. Basically, you have all this rising action and intrigue happen and the falling action, which is supposed to be a steeper fall than the rising action, ends up being a straight fall off a cliff. What I'm trying to say is that it had way more story to tell, but the author decided to wrap it up nicely with a pretty bow... I was more like someone wrapped the present perfectly, hit it a few times with a hammer, and then presented the remnants to you. It was a horrendous ending and that's why I will not be continuing the series. All of the books are short and, by deduction, I can tell this may be a pattern with this particular author. So, as said above, this book will be getting a C- from me and, honestly, I think I'm being generous with that grade.

  6. 4 out of 5

    The Mustache Louie Matos

    This is the first book in the Gulf Coast Paranormal Series. I received both the first and second books free in exchange for an honest review. I’m committed to reading both books which is fine with me. The novel was unremarkable and has a very modern aesthetic with the whole ghost hunter backdrop. Interesting story, although I’m not loving the technique of each chapter told in first person, by disparate characters. It really makes it difficult to get to know the characters with any degree of dept This is the first book in the Gulf Coast Paranormal Series. I received both the first and second books free in exchange for an honest review. I’m committed to reading both books which is fine with me. The novel was unremarkable and has a very modern aesthetic with the whole ghost hunter backdrop. Interesting story, although I’m not loving the technique of each chapter told in first person, by disparate characters. It really makes it difficult to get to know the characters with any degree of depth, making all the characters seem very “one note.” The main protagonist is an artist with the ability to channel visions and then paint what she sees on a canvas. Interesting, quick read, that never lags on exposition, but as a consequence sacrifices depth for pace. I don’t know if that was wise. We shall see. This was more mystery than horror, but I didn't feel very much horror and the mystery wasn't very enigmatic. 3 middle of the road stars.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Barbara Langlois

    In this book is a rich history based haunting. I loved how she weaved the story to bring you into it. Very well written. A short but enticing respite from the real world. Spoiler don't start reading this til you can read it all the way through. In this book is a rich history based haunting. I loved how she weaved the story to bring you into it. Very well written. A short but enticing respite from the real world. Spoiler don't start reading this til you can read it all the way through.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Lynda Kelly

    Wasn't for me, I'm afraid. I enjoy a "touch" of the paranormal at times as I can believe in that but it heads off into fantasyland in this book, sadly. Got far too unbelievable for me at 39%. If I need to suspend belief I need to suspend reading !! I didn't really understand why Ranger was so upset over Melissa still decades into his life when she'd behaved like the perfect little bitch the last night he saw her !! Then, that he'd only revisit the scene for the first time (which was 20 minutes' d Wasn't for me, I'm afraid. I enjoy a "touch" of the paranormal at times as I can believe in that but it heads off into fantasyland in this book, sadly. Got far too unbelievable for me at 39%. If I need to suspend belief I need to suspend reading !! I didn't really understand why Ranger was so upset over Melissa still decades into his life when she'd behaved like the perfect little bitch the last night he saw her !! Then, that he'd only revisit the scene for the first time (which was 20 minutes' drive away) in 35 years !!! He also described a gown an apparition was wearing as antebellum-style......THAT thought was in no way ever going to pop into some redblooded teenage boy's vocabulary. I've known many in my time, trust me !! There were no mistakes so it earned an extra star for that-always impressive-but it's too YA-styled and fantastical for me.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    3.5 stars ✨

  10. 5 out of 5

    Paula

    Supernatural Supernatural occurrences. Cassidy joins the GCP to solve mysteries. Enjoyed the characters and the story. But did not see good closure at the end.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)

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  12. 4 out of 5

    M

    A predictable, non-scary book. Abrupt ending with too many unanswered questions. This very short, quick-read, ghost story is set in Alabama in three time periods—1983, 1858, and current year—and presents readers with four POVs and flashbacks. The not-scary storyline, which features stereotypical ghost hunters, reads as though written for the YA market. The author emphasizes the teacher-protagonist’s age as twenty-four, but she seems to be much younger—as though not yet out of her teens. The rush A predictable, non-scary book. Abrupt ending with too many unanswered questions. This very short, quick-read, ghost story is set in Alabama in three time periods—1983, 1858, and current year—and presents readers with four POVs and flashbacks. The not-scary storyline, which features stereotypical ghost hunters, reads as though written for the YA market. The author emphasizes the teacher-protagonist’s age as twenty-four, but she seems to be much younger—as though not yet out of her teens. The rushed ending is unsatisfying and incomplete, leaving many unanswered questions. 2.5 stars

  13. 4 out of 5

    Heidi

    EXCELLENT I can't even tell you how much I loved this book! I'm a true horror/suspense junkie and M.L. Bullock is right up there with the best of them! I hate giving spoilers, so I wont. But I can guarantee The Ghosts of Kali Oka Road will keep you up late turning pages like a madman (it did me). I loved the characters and felt a real connection with them. The storyline was exciting and unpredictable. I can't wait for the next Gulf Coast Paranormal Book. EXCELLENT I can't even tell you how much I loved this book! I'm a true horror/suspense junkie and M.L. Bullock is right up there with the best of them! I hate giving spoilers, so I wont. But I can guarantee The Ghosts of Kali Oka Road will keep you up late turning pages like a madman (it did me). I loved the characters and felt a real connection with them. The storyline was exciting and unpredictable. I can't wait for the next Gulf Coast Paranormal Book.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Erth

    now i am hooked. This was such a great, easy and creative book. i was hooked after the first page. The characters were easy to fall in love with and follow, along with the story. the author made the mental visions so easy and vivid of the surroundings and the characters actions felt so real. i would highly recommend this author and this book.

  15. 4 out of 5

    ☆Ruth☆

    This was quite a fun read... there's a little horror and a bit of ghostliness but it didn't feel too spooky - which is good for me, as I tend to have nightmares if I read anything very disturbing. I will be looking out for more in this series to read when I'm ready for a little bit of scariness :). This was quite a fun read... there's a little horror and a bit of ghostliness but it didn't feel too spooky - which is good for me, as I tend to have nightmares if I read anything very disturbing. I will be looking out for more in this series to read when I'm ready for a little bit of scariness :).

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dagmar

    This is the first book i have read by M.L.Bullock. The characters are very realistic and the kind of paranormal ability that main character has, grabbed my attention from the beginning. Short but very smooth flow to the story. I enjoyed it very much.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rachel Bullock

    Okay, so I waited until I had finished all eight (so far, there’s a 9th one coming out soon and who knows how many more after that) books in this series before writing this review. Instead of reviewing every one individually, I’m just going to review the entire series. The reason I started this series is because I got the first book free from a Bookbub email. After I finished it, I’ll admit I was curious about what happened next. I went to Amazon and noticed I had a free month of Kindle Unlimite Okay, so I waited until I had finished all eight (so far, there’s a 9th one coming out soon and who knows how many more after that) books in this series before writing this review. Instead of reviewing every one individually, I’m just going to review the entire series. The reason I started this series is because I got the first book free from a Bookbub email. After I finished it, I’ll admit I was curious about what happened next. I went to Amazon and noticed I had a free month of Kindle Unlimited, so I got the next book. And then the next, and the next. I kept going until I found myself at the end of the series. I never found out much of anything. There’s lots of problems with the series. The books are very short. Seriously fully 12-15% of each book is “sneak peeks” of other books the author has written. Not that short book are necessarily a problem, but in this case it’s partly because the author hasn’t taken the time to flesh out her characters. They’re very one dimensional and flat. Each book solves the actual “investigation” (mostly), but other questions are left unanswered and not mentioned ever again. Some things just aren’t believable and are too convenient. And I’m not talking the paranormal stuff! I’m talking characters are brought in to fill places on the team who just happen along and fit right in with no real backstory on where they came from. A few times ghosts resemble main characters so much that the other characters mistake them for each other. But why? We never find out. Several times things happen and they’re made to seem oh so important but really don’t impact the story at all and are dropped with no further discussion. For instance, in one book, a big deal is made because a main character keeps getting phone calls from their ex but he puts the phone on silent and blocks the number. We never find out what the ex wanted. That was a missed opportunity for drama and storyline! There’s several instances of this over the series. The books are written in first person from different characters’ points of view, but I don’t see why. It doesn’t make them seem any more “real”. It doesn’t move the story along any better. It doesn’t help the reader (me, at least) feel closer to them. Also, not every character gets a turn. So we miss out on some points of view. All of that said, I gave most of the books 3 stars because they’re not unenjoyable. Obviously others are reading them because the series doesn’t appear to have an ending in sight. I just think there could have been so much more to them! Give the first book a chance. If you like the style keep going. Just keep in mind if you do decide to keep going, nothing is going to change. You won’t get any real answers, you’ll just keep getting cookie cutter stories (literally, each starts out with the history of the case they’re investigating) with predictable yet unsatisfying endings and lots of unanswered questions.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jae

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Kali Oka Road and the old Oak Grove Plantation have long been rumored to be haunted. No one knows that better than Ranger Shaw. The story begins in the past, when a teenage Ranger takes his girlfriend, Melissa, to Kali Oka Road. They get into an argument, Melissa storms off, and Ranger never sees her again...at least, he never sees her in one piece again. Now in present day, Cassidy awakens from an odd dream and feels compelled to paint what she saw. Her strange vision leads her to the GCP team, Kali Oka Road and the old Oak Grove Plantation have long been rumored to be haunted. No one knows that better than Ranger Shaw. The story begins in the past, when a teenage Ranger takes his girlfriend, Melissa, to Kali Oka Road. They get into an argument, Melissa storms off, and Ranger never sees her again...at least, he never sees her in one piece again. Now in present day, Cassidy awakens from an odd dream and feels compelled to paint what she saw. Her strange vision leads her to the GCP team, where they are about to embark on an investigation of Kali Oka Road, at the request of Ranger Shaw, who has terminal cancer. He wants to know what happened to Melissa before he dies. Armed with research, equipment, and Cassidy's visions, the team begins to unravel the mystery of Kali Oka Road. This was creepy and fast paced and fun. I was reluctant to put it aside, although I managed it. The story did switch povs, from Ranger's third-person pov to first-person pov from either Cassidy or Midas' perspective. As a result, I got a good feel for Cassidy and Midas, more so than the rest of the characters. I thoroughly enjoyed this story, but... Spoilers! - The ending was quite anticlimactic. I was gearing up for a frightening finish, but it just sort of ended. - There were so many things left unanswered! What really happened to Melissa? We know she died, but why was her body never found? Why wasn't her head? When the hell did Beau do what he did? What became of Aurelia and the baby? How about Hattie? Since Hattie should have died some time in the past, why was her avatar still terrorizing people in the present? Why did it choose to pick on Melissa and Ranger? - I'm going on record as saying I don't like having two characters with such similar names: Sara and Sierra. It was a tad confusing. I really did love this story, in spite of the things I found vexing. I have several more of these books on my Kindle, and I'm looking forward to reading them. I would have given this five stars, but the aggravations knock one off the score.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Marjorie

    I only purchased this book as there was a special deal on the second one in the series so thought I would be as well reading this one first. This is the beauty of e-book reading you can try new authors without a massive outlay as, lets face it, feeding a reading habit is NOT cheap. Told from the perspective of several different people each one is given their own chapter. The real problem starts with the voice of each character, they all read more or less the same so I had to check a couple of tim I only purchased this book as there was a special deal on the second one in the series so thought I would be as well reading this one first. This is the beauty of e-book reading you can try new authors without a massive outlay as, lets face it, feeding a reading habit is NOT cheap. Told from the perspective of several different people each one is given their own chapter. The real problem starts with the voice of each character, they all read more or less the same so I had to check a couple of times to make sure who was narrating the section. This is less of a problem than you would first think as much of the book is dialogue driven and the pace is so fast you are at the end before you really know it. This is helped by it being such a short read, more of a longform novella than a novel in it's own right which does make me wary of paying for further episodes in the series. The tale of a haunting at the plantation house and it's surrounding lanes and woods is a good one and the denouement was actually really satisfying and not the way I thought the book was going (which is always a plus). The characters of Midas and Cassidy are well drawn and sympathetic but others, such as Sara are a little too stereotypical for my preference. Josh, Sierra and Pete and almost wraiths themselves but maybe they will come more to the fore in later endeavours. Good tale, told adequately and a quick read that is not as easy to put down as I would have assumed. A good solid 3.5 Stars really, but I round down!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

    Cassidy is a young 24-year-old woman who has survived through her mother dying and her sister disappearing for four years. Cassidy also has a peculiar gift. Spirits try to communicate with her, through visions of sort and she is able to portray what she sees through her paintings. Recently a horrible situation at the Kali Oka Road plantation has been plaguing her. Images a black owl, a tall dark man and a pure white, ghostly woman have been surfacing. While these images are invading her personal Cassidy is a young 24-year-old woman who has survived through her mother dying and her sister disappearing for four years. Cassidy also has a peculiar gift. Spirits try to communicate with her, through visions of sort and she is able to portray what she sees through her paintings. Recently a horrible situation at the Kali Oka Road plantation has been plaguing her. Images a black owl, a tall dark man and a pure white, ghostly woman have been surfacing. While these images are invading her personal life, she runs into Josh at a laundromat. Josh is part of a group the Gulf Coast Paranormal Investigators. This group of people help others decipher and figure out their paranormal experiences. After attending a meeting, Cassidy runs into Midas, the handsome leader of the pack. Convincing her to help them out with the same case she has been having images of, they are able to figure out exactly what has been haunting Kali Oka Road. This book was quite the little treat. I found it on Scribd while I was looking for some Halloween-esque books to listen to. It is short, only four hours or so, but it does not waste any time. Cassidy is plagued by these visions and it is very interesting. Midas has his own problems as well, especially dealing with his ex who is still in the investigation team. My only complaint is that I was not quite sure what happened with the owl, and that Cassidy seems somewhat whiny. Other than that I am excited to listen to the next book and see what happens!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Sunshine✰✰✰

    So this was a bit cheesier that I was expecting, but besides that, I felt it could of been a lot better had it been longer and more fleshed out. Cassidy has dreams/visions and then feels a strong urge to paint them. She finds a flyer for the Gulf Coast Paranormal and decides to check them out. Turns out they are starting an investigation into a haunting which is the same one that she just painted. Kali Oka Road is haunted by 2 ghosts and a creature. The story starts with a girl being killed by t So this was a bit cheesier that I was expecting, but besides that, I felt it could of been a lot better had it been longer and more fleshed out. Cassidy has dreams/visions and then feels a strong urge to paint them. She finds a flyer for the Gulf Coast Paranormal and decides to check them out. Turns out they are starting an investigation into a haunting which is the same one that she just painted. Kali Oka Road is haunted by 2 ghosts and a creature. The story starts with a girl being killed by the creature. Years later a man still isn't over the death of his girlfriend and hires GCP to find out what really happened and bring him closure. The ending was too neat. The ghost is totally satisfied with hearing a recording and goes away? What about the other ghost and the creature? They were the "bad guys" and I highly doubt they would just.. leave. Then there was (view spoiler)[the old man who goes to the property and is murdered. It's wrapped up as a jealous spouse. (hide spoiler)] That had nothing to do with the haunting and didn't add anything to the story. We never find out what Cassidy's ex wanted. Maybe that story line will continue into the next book. I think I will try book 2 and see if it picks up, but I have read better Paranormal Investigation books.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Julie Kersten

    Needs more development I love the premise of this book, delving into the lives of ghost hunters and exploring ghost stories. I really like how this is based on a real place and real ghost stories about it. I was really getting into the story and the characters but in the last few chapters it's so rushed. I think this book could be double the length and be even more interesting. I really wanted to know more about all the characters, the ghosts and the living people. It was so disappointing to get Needs more development I love the premise of this book, delving into the lives of ghost hunters and exploring ghost stories. I really like how this is based on a real place and real ghost stories about it. I was really getting into the story and the characters but in the last few chapters it's so rushed. I think this book could be double the length and be even more interesting. I really wanted to know more about all the characters, the ghosts and the living people. It was so disappointing to get it all quickly wrapped up at the end with a neat bow. I wanted to see more of an investigation into Ranger's death. Did they find Melissa's body? What happened to Aurelia afterwards? It would have been really fascinating to see a dark ritual that Hattie had done for Bernard. I think the author had so much good material to work with and just rushed it and gave us a bit of a cop out at the end. It feels like they should have put more effort into it. I noticed at the end there were lots of ads for other books. I feel like this might be quantity over quality.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Julia Bell

    I'm giving three stars for The Ghosts of Kali Oka Road. I was fascinated that the road actually exits and it would be interesting to visit it. I quite liked Cassidy, an artist, who has a supernatural ability of picking up vibes from her paintings. And Midas made an interesting male interest. However, I did find jumping between the characters a little disorientating and sometimes I forgot whose head I was in. A little more editing wouldn't come amiss as I read errors like poised when I think it sh I'm giving three stars for The Ghosts of Kali Oka Road. I was fascinated that the road actually exits and it would be interesting to visit it. I quite liked Cassidy, an artist, who has a supernatural ability of picking up vibes from her paintings. And Midas made an interesting male interest. However, I did find jumping between the characters a little disorientating and sometimes I forgot whose head I was in. A little more editing wouldn't come amiss as I read errors like poised when I think it should have been paused. It was a compelling ghost story, although I didn't find it overly scary. It was rather short and I would have liked to have known more about the apparitions and the characters in the paranormal group. The rest of the pages were made up of previews of further novels by this author. After reading them I decided to buy another book, Wife of the Left Hand, simply because I was intrigued by the title and the preview did entice me. This is worth a try if you like horror/ghost stories.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kim

    I read this book for Popsugar prompt 36 A ghost story The prompt is the only reason I would read a ghost story and I am not unhappy that I did A team of paranormal investigators solve a crime and add Cassidy to their group. Cassidy is a woman who has dreams (or are they visions?) and needs to paint what she sees. These paintings are clues to crimes past and present. All very paranormal and spooky. The story bounces along but it possibly a bit thin for the sake of brevity. So too are the characters. B I read this book for Popsugar prompt 36 A ghost story The prompt is the only reason I would read a ghost story and I am not unhappy that I did A team of paranormal investigators solve a crime and add Cassidy to their group. Cassidy is a woman who has dreams (or are they visions?) and needs to paint what she sees. These paintings are clues to crimes past and present. All very paranormal and spooky. The story bounces along but it possibly a bit thin for the sake of brevity. So too are the characters. But this is the first in a series so perhaps character development is still to come. If this kind of thing is your kind of thing, this book is worth adding to your TBR pile. For me it was probably a once-off just because it is not my style and not because of anything being wrong with the book. Although that being said I do have the second one available and it may be an in-between read for me, for when my brain is tired and needs an easy experience.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Anne Iglesias

    Strange things happen with Cassidy when she paints. She could swear she is taken to another time and place, but that sounds crazy, right? A chance invitation from a laundromat worker brings her to a Gulf Coast Paranormal Team’s meeting. She wants to tell someone about what happens to her, but it’s so bizarre, she’s afraid to. One of the team’s members reaches out to her, and before long, Cassidy is along for the ride as the team investigates the ghosts on Kali Oka Road. Along the way, Cassidy re Strange things happen with Cassidy when she paints. She could swear she is taken to another time and place, but that sounds crazy, right? A chance invitation from a laundromat worker brings her to a Gulf Coast Paranormal Team’s meeting. She wants to tell someone about what happens to her, but it’s so bizarre, she’s afraid to. One of the team’s members reaches out to her, and before long, Cassidy is along for the ride as the team investigates the ghosts on Kali Oka Road. Along the way, Cassidy realizes what she experiences isn’t crazy. It’s her gift. She only wishes she could use this gift to solve the disappearance of her sister. ML Bullocks’ way with words draws me into every story of hers that I read. If you love paranormal, ghostly stories, you will love her books. I have read several of her books in two different series, and I have not been disappointed.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Ellen

    This book was the first in a series I actually have already read a book or two from and have really enjoyed! Super short and sweet origin story read about a group of paranormal investigators who help people find answers from the undead and help ghosts move along. One of the main characters has dream visions and then is compelled to paint them and I think that is one of the best things about this series. It just makes sense in my head for whatever reason and it always makes me wish I could paint This book was the first in a series I actually have already read a book or two from and have really enjoyed! Super short and sweet origin story read about a group of paranormal investigators who help people find answers from the undead and help ghosts move along. One of the main characters has dream visions and then is compelled to paint them and I think that is one of the best things about this series. It just makes sense in my head for whatever reason and it always makes me wish I could paint well (which I really cant haha). I liked this introductory tale meeting the characters and seeing what each brings to the team. As stated, it was a super quick read (the second book is longer and more complicated which I enjoyed immensely) but that wasn't a bad thing. I definitely recommend this series if you enjoy the paranormal, and am planning on reading the rest of the series as well!

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kelsey Ruud

    Cassidy's life has been thrust upside down, with a recent break-up , the loss of her job, and the ever present worry about a sister who's been missing for years. Add in the vivid dreams that compel her to paint the faces of strangers and she's a bit of a mess. Without knowing why, she's drawn in by a group of paranormal investigators and soon discovers they are about to start an investigation about the very people she just painted. There are ghosts and witches and Cassidy trying to find a place Cassidy's life has been thrust upside down, with a recent break-up , the loss of her job, and the ever present worry about a sister who's been missing for years. Add in the vivid dreams that compel her to paint the faces of strangers and she's a bit of a mess. Without knowing why, she's drawn in by a group of paranormal investigators and soon discovers they are about to start an investigation about the very people she just painted. There are ghosts and witches and Cassidy trying to find a place within the group. This was an interesting book that was pretty fast paced and short so I got through it very quickly. I would have liked there to be more but all the elements were there: mystery, character development, some action. This is a good book if you're looking for a quick read and like paranormal investigations.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Diane Elliott

    I thoroughly enjoyed this. I was hooked from the beginning and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. The writing style was clear, warm and inclusive and the characters were fully formed. I would have given it 5 stars, but there were two issues. The time frame was inconsistent. The story spanned about 3 days but this was referenced as more time, the right time and less time. With planned events suddenly having happened already. The second issue was a chunk of information was repeated a I thoroughly enjoyed this. I was hooked from the beginning and I look forward to reading the rest of the series. The writing style was clear, warm and inclusive and the characters were fully formed. I would have given it 5 stars, but there were two issues. The time frame was inconsistent. The story spanned about 3 days but this was referenced as more time, the right time and less time. With planned events suddenly having happened already. The second issue was a chunk of information was repeated as new information leading me to believe there was some editing or a rewrite that didn't completely remove a previous version. However, I didn't spot a single typo! I will say again that I loved it. I hope the rest of the series is as captivating but without any inconsistencies.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Emma Donovan

    Rating - 3.5 Audiobook from Scribd. This is a dual perspective book and to begin with, I found the narration of the Cassidy too much - I get that the actor was acting the part and trying to get over the emotion and feeling of it all but it just annoyed me. Having said that, the storyline was fun albeit rushed at the end - the specific story comes to a conclusion but there are a few unanswered questions which I am guessing will be covered in the other books, but it was all a bit - OH OK we're finish Rating - 3.5 Audiobook from Scribd. This is a dual perspective book and to begin with, I found the narration of the Cassidy too much - I get that the actor was acting the part and trying to get over the emotion and feeling of it all but it just annoyed me. Having said that, the storyline was fun albeit rushed at the end - the specific story comes to a conclusion but there are a few unanswered questions which I am guessing will be covered in the other books, but it was all a bit - OH OK we're finished .. I will continue the series as I like the dynamics of the groups and a good ghost hunt is always fun!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kari

    This is the first book in the Gulf Coast Paranormal series. For the most part, I liked the book. The beginning was pretty creepy the tension was kept up throughout the story. The author did a great job of giving the reader a good feel for each member of the team. I believe they all have story arcs that continue as the series goes on. Cassidy ends up being the latest edition to the team. She is an artist who seems to have a gift for seeing the past through her painting. This comes in handy with t This is the first book in the Gulf Coast Paranormal series. For the most part, I liked the book. The beginning was pretty creepy the tension was kept up throughout the story. The author did a great job of giving the reader a good feel for each member of the team. I believe they all have story arcs that continue as the series goes on. Cassidy ends up being the latest edition to the team. She is an artist who seems to have a gift for seeing the past through her painting. This comes in handy with the latest case that the team takes on. I did think the action was wrapped up a little too quickly in the end. However, I was hooked enough by the characters to continue onto the next book.

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