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The Forgotten Child by Melissa Erin Jackson [book review]

The Forgotten Child

Book: The Forgotten Child

Author: Melissa Erin Jackson

Published: October 10, 2018

Publisher: Ringtail Press

Genre: Horror

Pages: 363

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 The Forgotten Child Book Summary:

The Forgotten Child is a paranormal mystery that follows a young woman in her mid-twenties named Riley. She lives alone and spends most of her time working. During her very limited free time she’s at home watching and rewatching tv shows and avoiding her best friend. When her friend shows up at her front door she talks Riley into getting out of her rut and go to a paranormal investigation at a famous ranch. When she gets there she if forced to deal with a fear that she’s had since she was thirteen. What is that fear? Being able to communicate with the dead. When she starts communicating with a boy she realizes that his disappearance was never solved. Can she overcome her fear of being able to talk to ghosts? Will she be able to help the boy find closure?

Other books by Melissa Erin Jackson you should check out are Pawsitively Poisonous, Pawsitively Cursed, Pawstitively Secretive, Pawsitively Swindled, Pawsitively Betrayed. There is also Shuttered Secrets. When I’m done reading that one I’ll be sure to link the review up to this post.

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Rating: 5 out of 5.

What I thought about The Forgotten Child:

I got this paranormal treasure off of NetGalley because the book cover really appealed to me. I know I should not get a book solely based on the cover of the book because that will leave you up for disappointment. Thankfully, that didn’t happen with this book. It wasn’t really scary but the book is intense enough to keep you interested.

I found myself being able to connect to Riley’s personality and she quickly became one of my favorite characters. She has a lot of growth throughout the book in how she handles things and being able to overcome her fear. It does have a couple of slow parts, but what book doesn’t? I honestly haven’t read a ghost story in a while and I am glad that I haven’t because I notice the more I start to read a particular genre the more disappointed I get with certain books. If you have any interest in paranormal mysteries then you really should check this book out!

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16 thoughts on “The Forgotten Child by Melissa Erin Jackson [book review]

  1. jennifer gaarder

    I love ghost stories

  2. Tasha

    This sounds really good, your review and the synopsis have me wanting this one.

  3. Kristine Hall

    I am ALL about the covers and your flashing ghost has me adding this to my TBR! I have just recently started reading the paranormal mystery stuff, and I’m hooked! Great review!

  4. Love, Sawyer

    That cover is so eerie, glad you enjoyed the book.

  5. Mandi Schneck

    Just put the words “paranormal” and “mystery” together and I’m sold. Thanks so much for the recommendation, this looks amazing!

  6. Leslie Storey

    oh this sounds good…I love when characters can talk to the dead (as long as it isn’t scary!) Adding to my TBR list!

  7. Karina Charlene Miranda

    Omg the title, the synopsis and the dark color of your blog give me the chills hahha. I don’t read paranormals because I get scared easily and I can’t have all those scary spirits etc in my head my heart won’t take it haha. I’m glad you enjoyed this tho. Great review!

  8. DJ Sakata

    I love your post – scared of the book – but I love the post 😉

  9. Nikki @ Saturday Nite Reader

    Okay that is a creepy cover and this book sounds like a thrilling read that I must partake in. Wowza!

  10. Finitha Jose

    I don’t read paranormal. But loved reading your review 🙂

  11. Amanda Wilcox

    This looks amazing

  12. joy

    creepy cover! and the little ghost gif totally startled me, nice going you 😉 hehe.

    Joy at The Joyous Living

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