Review: The Dead Come Calling by C.C. Wood

January 05, 2017

The Dead Come Calling by CC Wood
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The Wraith Files #2
Release: December 12, 2016
Length: 232 pages
Review of book 1, Don't Wake the Dead

I'm Zoe Thorne and I speak to the dead. Unfortunately, dead isn't always synonymous with good-natured. In fact, most of the spirits I meet have dirty minds and a tendency to create mischief and mayhem.

For the past two months, I've been traveling with the cast of The Wraith Files, a paranormal investigation web show. Stony and Blaine are like the perverted, annoying brothers I never had. Our boss, Malachi Flemming, well, he makes my heart beat faster and my hormones dance.

During a break from filming, I've returned home to my resident ghost, Teri, an exotic dancer who died thirty years ago. I'm on a mission to find the man who murdered her and see that justice is served.

Preoccupied with my search for a killer, I'm unaware that something dark and twisted lies in wait for me. Not one, but two faceless entities intent on terrorizing me before moving in for the kill.

With unseen enemies shadowing my every move, it's time to discover how deep my abilities run. I need every bit of power I possess...or I'll be taking my place among the dead.

*This book contains a perverted ghost, two men who act like teenage boys, and lots of sarcasm.

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I must say, I'm really enjoying this series!!

I feel more comfortable labeling this book as a Paranormal Romance. At least more than doing so for the first one. Although the courtship was excessively mild IMO (Zoe was too awkward and prudish for my taste, especially given that she was 27 years old and no virgin), but at least it did exist and it was nice to see the development of Zoe and Mal's feelings despite the lack of passion. Maybe the next book will explore more of the actual relationship and Zoe will stop putting Mal off. Poor guy :(

There was a dark element to this story because the demon that was introduced in the first book made his presence known and felt in this one. Through that experience, we learn about mediums, psychics, witches and necromancers and the powers associated with each. We also witness how they work together to defeat evil. I'm hoping to learn more of this as the series progresses.

The writing, once again, was on point, which made it hard to put this book down. It was eerie, scary and spine-tingling fun. I really loved the camaraderie between the characters. The bond has only grown stronger between Mal, Zoe, Stony and Blaine and I'm excited for more adventures with The Wraith Files team.

Note: I'd really appreciate getting something from Mal's POV. He's a phenomenal character and I think he deserves his own shot in the spotlight.

Genre: Paranormal Romance
POV: Heroine - 1st person
Steam: 0

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