What a Ghoul Wants by Victoria Laurie

Ghost Hunter Mystery, Book 7

Synopsis: M. J. Holliday has the unusual ability to talk to the dead. But when it comes to a vengeful ghost and a mysterious drowning, this time she may be in over her head….


Kidwella Castle in northern Wales is rumored to be haunted by a deadly ghost—the Grim Widow, who allegedly drowns unsuspecting guests in the castle’s moat. Not long after M. J. and her crew arrive at the castle to film their ghost-hunting cable TV show, Ghoul Getters, two new victims are added to the Widow’s grisly roster.

Fear ripples through the castle, especially when it’s discovered that the victims may have had help into their watery graves from the land of the living. The local inspector suspects father-son serial killers, but M. J. thinks that theory is all wet. To catch the true culprit she will need to dive deep into the castle’s past and bring some long buried secrets to the surface.

Review: Ah, M. J. and her team! I am always intrigued when a new volume comes out and I often read them fast enough. I may be a little less attached to this one than the previous ones but it is still a very good novel.

Our small team is heading to Castle Kidwella where a widow is known to wreak havoc. But from the beginning, something fishy is looming and this survey may be the only that they could abandon before the end because of the danger it represents. Indeed, almost killing Heath by being sucked into the castle moat, our heroes are facing more and more questions about their career choice. Moreover, their boss Chris seems determined to get the story of the century under penalty of firing them all. And while the urge to drop everything becomes stronger, this is also accompanied by a number of deaths by drowning in the moat, Gopher offers them to make a real movie with more money than they hoped for at the key. Hard to say … especially when they realize that abandoning their posts would mean letting behind them all the poor ghosts killed by the widow, prisoners of that crazy woman. Our small team will face a new challenge that may well be more dangerous than expected, but which would deliver many souls.

The history of the castle was really interesting to follow. So many things happened and we gradually discover the truth about the former owners. I was quite curious to see how the clash of the widow would be realized, as it must be said that she isn’t an easy target. The relationship between Heath and M.J. is also changing as they realize that they have actually quite different plans for their future, especially the city they both want to stay in. However, they are very much in love with each other and they are a very nice couple together. New characters appear here, including Michael, the new Gil’s boyfriend. Well I must say that he is also much more courageous and it was nice to see him get used and be interested in our little group. I’m sure that we will have the opportunity to see him in the next novels.

The end of the novel allows us to discover the first chapter of Volume 8 and all that announces the return of Steven! I’m so impatient about all that and I feel that it’s going to be epic to attend the meeting between Steven/M.J./Heath.



35 thoughts on “What a Ghoul Wants by Victoria Laurie

  1. Have I told you how much I admire your commitment to a series? 🙂 I do respect people who stick to what they read, no matter how many volumes are involved 🙂 This sounds like a lot of fun!

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