The Captain’s Log – the clackity (Lora Senf) – A fantastic book for the Halloween season!

Ahoy there me mateys!  This book is the author’s debut and the first book in a new series.  The setting is Blight Harbor, the 7th-most haunted town in America.  Evie Von Rathe lives with her Aunt Desdemona, the local paranormal expert.  One rule of the town is to avoid the local abandoned slaughterhouse where serial killer John Jeffrey Pope worked.  When Aunt Des goes missing inside the slaughterhouse while on a job, Evie must break the rule to save her.

But the building contains the Clackity, a creepy creature who wants a deal.  To save her aunt, Evie must bring it the ghost of John Jeffrey Pope who has been dead for one hundred years.  As the Clackity says, “Bad, bad, bad men make bad, bad ghosties.”  Evie has to search seven scary houses to find seven keys and fight scary things along the way.

This was atmospheric and I loved it.  Evie was easy to root for.  Blight Harbor is a great, haunted setting.  I loved Evie’s relationship with her aunt and the strength of family in the book.  Written for younger readers but this older one loved it too.  I want the next book in the series.  Arrrr!

Goodreads has this to say about book one:

Evie Von Rathe lives in Blight Harbor—the seventh-most haunted town in America—with her Aunt Desdemona, the local paranormal expert. Des doesn’t have many rules except one: Stay out of the abandoned slaughterhouse at the edge of town. But when her aunt disappears into the building, Evie goes searching for her.

There she meets The Clackity, a creature who lives in the shadows and seams of the slaughterhouse. The Clackity makes a deal with Evie to help get Des back in exchange for the ghost of John Jeffrey Pope, a serial killer who stalked Blight Harbor a hundred years earlier. Evie reluctantly embarks on a journey into a strange otherworld filled with hungry witches, penny-eyed ghosts, and a memory-thief, all while being pursued by a dead man whose only goal is to add Evie to his collection of lost souls. Will she ever find Des, or is The Clackity planning something far more sinister?

To visit the author’s website go to:
Lora Senf – Author

To buy the book go to:
the clackity – Book 1

To add to Goodreads go to:
Yer Ports for Plunder List

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