It is my turn on the blog tour for Specter by Katie Jane Gallagher, a paranormal mystery read that finished a wonderful eighth place in the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) 2020. Many congratulations!
BBYNA is an annual competition which celebrates the work of indie authors, with books read and scored by book bloggers from across the world. It is held in association with the Folio Society, who offer some wonderful prizes.
If you are a book blogger or reviewer, you can fill out the form to apply to be a part of BBNYA 2021.
If you are an author and would like to know more about the 2021 BBNYA Competition, you can visit the official website or @BBNYA_ Official on Twitter @BBNYA_ Official. If you would like to enter the competition, you can fill out the BBNYA 2021 Author sign-up form. Before you do, I would suggest you read the terms and conditions first 🙂
Thank you very much to Dave @ The Write Reads for organising the tour for Specter along with the equally tireless Ellie @ Read To Ramble. And as always, I have to credit Noly for a spectacular banner.
Published: 7th July 2019
Trigger warnings: Drugs, child death
Stranger Things with a ghostly twist! This gripping, genre-bending debut will keep you holding your breath till the very last page.
Horror aficionado Lanie Adams should be thrilled when two eighties-era ghosts materialize in her bedroom. Yet after a fainting incident unbecoming of a horror nerd, she would rather her haunting just go away—the ghosts’ waterlogged voices and ice-cold auras are more terrifying than any movie. Enlisting the help of Ryan, an entirely-too-cute stoner, she makes it her mission to put the spirits stalking her to rest.
Some sleuthing reveals that their sleepy Connecticut town is host to a shadowy, decades-old conspiracy. If Lanie wants to say a final goodbye to her ghosts, she’ll need to keep digging. But it’s important to tread carefully. The culprit is still in town—and they’ll stop at nothing to keep the truth buried.
Perfect for fans of Stranger Things! With strong characters who are easy to root for, this stunning, multilayered debut is not to be missed.
(Taken from Goodreads)
Born and raised in Illinois, Katie Jane Gallagher studied Chinese language, literature, and history at Connecticut College and has since settled in the so-called Constitution State ever since, with her husband.
An avid reader of young adult and genre fiction, Specter was her debut novel, published in 2019 alongside a prequel entitled Fishbowl. She has since released The Gold In The Dark in 2020.
*I received a free electronic copy of the book for BBNYA
Do check out all the other posts on the blog tour!