Review: Blood Creek Phantom

  • Title:
    • Blood Creek Phantom
  • Author:
    • Jay Barnson
  • Release:
    • November 10, 2020
  • Format:
    • Audiobook
  • Narrator:
    • Janel Valentine
  • Series:
    • Blood Creek Series, Book 3

This review will contain very minor spoilers. This is not the norm for my reviews, I just really hate having to be vague about things.

I went into this book thinking I wouldn’t get to see the character from book 2 again. Book two focused on a couple of characters and their stories, so when book 3 started, I was resigned to not getting to continue them. Thankfully that wasn’t the case. While they’re relegated to the side, for the most part, they haven’t been abandoned entirely like the characters were in book 2.

It does introduce more characters like book 2, it also means some characters have been pushed even further to the side. I found some of the twists predictable. (The characters in this series are way too trusting.) Others though, damn, I was not prepared for. Even 3 books in, I’m just as excited for book 4 as I was to read book 2.

Unfortunately for me, I went into book 2 thinking there were only 3 books. Goodreads didn’t list book 4, so I was ready to finish this series off. I can not wait for book 4, I’m completely hooked on this series and these characters. They feel like genuine people. They’re interesting and compelling, their personalities feel distinct and fleshed out. Too many characters feel like cardboard cutouts that are only used when the plot needs them. It’s refreshing to spend time with this group of people who have wants and desires, hopes and dreams that extend past whatever the plot currently demands of them.

I’m sick of listening to this narrator mispronounce words. “Farmiliar” isn’t a word. There’s only 1 r in familiar. “O” isn’t a number. “Perscription” isn’t a word either. It’s prescription. Otherwise, the voices and overall reading were good. There were a couple of instances of repeated dialogue. I wasn’t 100% sure the first time I heard it, but the second time was absolutely an error.

NOTE: This copy was provided to me free of charge as a digital review copy. The opinions stated in this review are mine and mine alone, I was not paid or requested to give this book a certain rating, suggestion, or approval.

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