Ghost of a Chance: A Ghost Finder Novel by Simon R. Green is the first book in a new series where the reader is introduced to a team of what amounts to being “ghostbusters”. The Carnacki Institute sends a team composed of three people whose talents are focused on getting rid of various type of ghosts and haunting. On the other side is the Crowley team, a stereotypical type of villains who are opposed to the Carnacki institute’s agenda to stop ghosts. Instead, they wish to use various types of ghosts or haunting for their own evil agenda including power and taking over the world. While the concept was interesting, the story fell flat for me as the dialogue was cheesy and the characters two-dimensional. There were some wonderfully descriptive scary moments in the story, but the tone of the story was uneven and jarring. Too many forced moments and lots of moments where the author would tell instead of showing things happening in an organic manner. There were a few humorous moments, but overall, I would not rate this as a keeper. I give this one 3 stars more for the potential of the story than anything else.
A brand-new series from the New York Times bestselling author of the Nightside novels
The Carnacki Institute exists to "Do Something" about Ghosts-and agents JC Chance, Melody Chambers, and Happy Jack Palmer will either lay them to rest, send them packing, or kick their nasty ectoplasmic arses with extreme prejudice.