Book Review: Stalking Shadows by Debi Chestnut

20605413Title: Stalking Shadows: The Most Chillling Experiences of a Paranormal Investigator

Author: Debi Chestnut

Genre: Non-Fiction, Ghosts and Hauntings, True Haunting

Age Group: Adult

Rating: 3,5 stars

Purchase: Amazon

Review copy  provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

If the world of the paranormal were a house, Stalking Shadows would be its wicked basement. And like a basement full of sinister energy, this collection of true stories is powerful enough to snuff out your flashlight, leaving you alone in the horrible darkness.

Join psychic medium and paranormal investigator Debi Chestnut as she explores twelve terrifying true encounters with ghosts, dark beings, and negative entities. Discover an abandoned house of horrors that becomes more evil with every victim it claims. Follow a tortured spirit trapped in a forsaken mirror. Feel the savage pain of a distraught spirit that screams out in agony. Take a macabre journey through the unhappy realms of the astral plane . . . if you dare.

This is my second review of a book by Debi Chestnut, the first being How To Clear Your Home of Ghosts and Spirits. Whereas that one was a rather general guide about how to deal with ghosts, Stalking Shadows talks about the cases Debi Chestnut encountered over the years as a paranormal investigator.

Some of the stories were interesting, and the author didn’t just focus on the scary things that happened, or the ghostly encounters, but also mentioned the hours waiting and getting no, or almost no, results. Some authors never mentioned that, but it’s the reality of being a paranormal investigator. You spent more hours researching the case beforehand, and waiting for something to happen, then you spend communicating with spirits.

Other cases were not that memorable, and the author didn’t offer more information than could’ve been found online. If there’d been slightly more information, or research, or background story about some of the cases, then I would’ve enjoyed this book more.

An okay read in the true haunting genre. The stories come across as believable, and they’re not over the top. The writing is okay overall, but gets a little sloppy toward the end.

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