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A cold dark night. A cemetery full of secrets. And murderous ghosts on the loose.

After more than a decade, Connor Mann is forced out of the psychiatric ward he once called home. He finds himself back in the town where he grew up, with a distant father, and a tragedy all too painful to bear.

His attempt to resume a normal life soon comes under attack when he encounters restless spirits lurking in the basement. And someone - or something - terribly vicious awaits him with open arms in nearby Pine Grove Cemetery.

Meanwhile, a series of unexplained murders begin to wreak havoc on the town, and a group of detectives work tirelessly on the puzzling case. Unbeknownst to them, an elderly Chinese man, Hu, is on the lookout for a nefarious priest, who might hold the key to unlocking the mystery.

As a legion of deadly ghosts cast an ominous cloud over Pine Grove, Connor must confront his tragic past and gather all his strength to defeat them. The battle against unimaginable evil will change everything he knows about himself, and the world.

©2017 Ron Ripley (P)2017 ScareStreet.com

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Good read

Not as scary as I thought it would be but I enjoyed the story. It held my attentions right from the beginning to the very end. Well worth listening to.

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Best book ever!

I know if anyone has read reviews for many Ron Ripley books, you’ve probably seen me say that that was the book that was my favorite… I was wrong. This book is absolutely my favorite. Just like all his books I love the characters Connor, Mr. Hood, the detective ATC but this book plot was super amazing they are so many levels to this book between Connor talking to his mother and her wanting to take a bite out of him out with him to his dad who he wants feared has become a man he now pity’sto Rex the good dog and buy for not the least Mr. Who the neighbor… I loved him! And these characters you were me long before the murder start. Then it gets even more interesting between the murders, the ghost in the cemetery and the man Mister Who is searching for I’ll become a great ending and ending only Ron Ripley cangive, That is why I love his books so freaking much!

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Definitely not for the faint hearted

This will make you think of any strange happenings in your life, things that go bump in the night and wonder what it might be or have been. 😮

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  • Angela DW
  • 05-01-18

Had potential but missed the mark

I was given an ARC for a honest review.

I liked the premise and I normally LOVE anything Ripley creates but so much was lacking in this story. I couldn't become invested in the characters, the story jumped around a lot (which is par for the course from Ripley) but was very inconsistent - between that and the abrupt ending I was happy to reach the end.

I'm going to have to give this story a second chance because this is not the usual caliber of Ripley's works.

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  • Natalie @ ABookLoversLife
  • 03-01-18

Intriguing look at Chinese Ghosts.

Connor Mann saw something when he was a child and it caused him to be put into psychiatric ward for more than a decade. It's now time for him to be released and he is anxious about going home. His mother is dead and his father is an abusive drunk. He tries to live a normal life but when he sees something from his childhood and gruesome murders are happening in the cemetery across from him, he realises that his life will never be normal. With the help from a neighbour, Connor needs to get to the bottom of what is happening before it's too late.

Pot wise, I really enjoyed learning about Chinese Ghosts and the difference between them and the normal Ghosts. The lore was fascinating and I ended up Googling them. The pacing of this was fast paced and really creepy, especially when the Ghosts would say that they were Hungry!!! It gave me chills. I was also glad to see a twist on the normal Ghost books this author has written.

I liked Connor. He saw his mother being killed by a Ghost and was put into a psychiatric ward for a lot of his life. He is now out and finding it hard to adjust. When the Ghosts try to kill him, Mister Hu is the only one he can turn to, because Hu believes him. Connor, despite his faults, is willing to do whatever he can to stop the Ghosts.

In all, this was an exciting, new and entertaining book. I loved seeing the flashbacks at the end of the book, and I'm really looking forward to seeing what is next for these characters.

Once again, Thom Bowers is able to bring the creepiness alive!! His portrayal of the Ghosts was chilling and he brought the atmosphere to life. Thoroughly enjoyed his performance.

I was voluntarily provided this audiobook for free from the author, narrator, or publisher. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.

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  • Ednana
  • 03-12-17

Another great one by Mr.Ripley

I can not wait for the next one this is another great book. It kept me guessing

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  • KC
  • 25-05-20

Another Great Ron Ripley Book

You have Conner Mann about to be released from a psychiatric hospital after been an inmate for well over a decade. This storyline has been built into an intense storyline. His mother is dead, his father an abusive alcoholic. He tries under the circumstances to live a normal life. You have gruesome murders in the cemetery across the street. He questions is it possible to live normally. The characters are believable and interesting. You have "normal" ghosts and "Chinese" ghosts. This book is fast paced and creepy. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Kindle Customer Sharon Nichols
  • 03-04-20

Hungry Ghosts by Rob Ripley

Another excellent story by Mr. Ripley. There's some nasty ghosts in this story and they'll keep you wanting a light on at night. Once again Thom Bowers narrated this story and he is excellent. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Mom24Monsters
  • 12-01-20

Scared the crap out of me!

I read this on Kindle, it was just as creepy! This took place in a haunted town, and as long as these ghosts are hungry, and they’re always hungry, nobody is safe, in their homes or out.

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  • Sharon rice
  • 29-10-19

GREAT STORY

This was a awesome story it had its slow points but still very creepy
Love it

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  • Jamie Roberts
  • 26-07-19

not my favorite

this book wasnt my favorite by the author but was a decent read. Ron Ripley is by far one of my favorite authors and Thom bowers could read me the phone book and it be good!!

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  • Christina
  • 27-03-18

Hungry Ghost

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I really enjoyed this book a lot. I wasn't sure at first but glad I stuck with it. Because it got really good. I can't wait for the next book in the series.

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  • Sandra
  • 14-03-18

Unique Ghost Story

I loved this book. Ripley has launched another series that captives my imagination. The characters are believable and the storyline is a fresh approach. I will definitely be following this new series!