Sunday, December 11, 2016

The Dead Come Calling (The Wraith Files, #2) by C.C. Wood



Goodreads Review



I'm Zoe Thorne and I speak to the dead. Unfortunately, dead isn't always synonymous with good-natured. In fact, most of the spirits I meet have dirty minds and a tendency to create mischief and mayhem.

For the past two months, I've been traveling with the cast of The Wraith Files, a paranormal investigation web show. Stony and Blaine are like the perverted, annoying brothers I never had. Our boss, Malachi Flemming, well, he makes my heart beat faster and my hormones dance.

During a break from filming, I've returned home to my resident ghost, Teri, an exotic dancer who died thirty years ago. I'm on a mission to find the man who murdered her and see that justice is served.

Preoccupied with my search for a killer, I'm unaware that something dark and twisted lies in wait for me. Not one, but two faceless entities intent on terrorizing me before moving in for the kill.

With unseen enemies shadowing my every move, it's time to discover how deep my abilities run. I need every bit of power I possess...or I'll be taking my place among the dead.

*This book contains a perverted ghost, two men who act like teenage boys, and lots of sarcasm.




SPOILER-ISH.
Something wicked comes this way…….
Zoe “the peculiar girl” Thorne is back home in Kenna, Texas after being on the road for a couple of months shooting the show The Wraith Files.
For once she is finally happy but just needs some well-deserved R & R. She has a family that accepts her for who she is and her relationship with her mom is also improving.
“Did my mom seem different to you?” I asked. “Oh yeah. She wasn’t as scary as usual.” I scoffed. “She’s not that bad.”” Jonelle shot me a sideways look. “You’re kidding right? Your mom would make the Third Reich tremble in their boots,” she retorted.
In book one we meet Teri, Zoe’s resident ghost, former stripper a funny, horny barrel of laughs full of mischief with a zest for life. After 30 years Teri has womaned up and wants to find out who killed her. It’s harder than it sounds due to the lack of digital files Zoe is unclear where to start.
Unknowingly at the same time of hunting down Teri’s murderer someone is out to hurt Zoe. They can’t figure out the what, who, and the why though. Zoe wakes to a full living nightmare where some kind of black oily clouded entity is trying to kill her. She couldn’t stop it but Teri saved the day.  This makes for a creepy read in some places or maybe I’m overly sensitive.
Mal comes to the rescue and also points her in the right direction. Teri’s murderer did a lot more damage than they first thought. I would have liked to have seen this case be put to rest somehow with the police. But I guess that is just me. Good things are happening a TV network is about to pick the show up they’ll gain major coverage.
Malachi and Zoe’s relationship develops. But although it is a slow development with sweet moments there is nothing hot and steamy that keeps you all bothered. What personally I would have liked to have seen is more of Mal. I feel as if we’re only scratching the surface when it comes to him and quite frankly that irritates me to hell.
“She called me a cock hopper again.” I nodded. “Fine,” Teri sniffed. “How about twatwaffle?” she asked. I twisted my head to glare at her with squinty eyes. She didn’t take the hint and needled me again. “Fuck truck? “How about Zoe’s best friend?” I asked. “Shit. Fine. I’ll call her Joblow, okay? That’s my final offer.”
Witch Coven from Fort Worth. Angela.
We find out more about what Zoe is and her abilities. Zoe is a necromancer. Magic similar to a witch’s but centered on death instead. You can call to them and control them and if legends are true bring them back to life. According to witch lore the last necromancer died a hundred years ago.
Ms. Wood is a highly underestimated author where she brings funny, unique and from pen to paper. Each character is individual and as a whole I’d loved to be friends with this bunch of crazy.
Book 2 in The Wraith Files and just as good as book 1 there is strong character development and a plot with twists and turns that keeps you sitting on the age of your seat. In this case you really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.
I’m not going to give anything away the ending but it was epic and I would have been upset if Zoe hadn’t been able to fix what happened. I can’t wait to see how this series develops and what is in store for us next. Especially with a Witch’s Coven now included.