Book Review: Speed Dating with the Dead

Speed Dating with the Dead
Author: Scott Nicholson
Pages: 346 pgs
Reading Level: Adult
Published: June 26th 2010
Review Source: Author

I have to be honest and say that it took me a while to finish this book as I am not a big fan of scary stories.  The story was very well written and it had me in suspense the whole time.  The author does a phenomenal job describing the surroundings which helped me get a better picture of the hotel and the characters. There were some parts that were pretty scary and a little freaky for me, but a very good story over all.  The characters were well developed, although I didn't fall in love with any of them.  I guess it’s just that kind of story.

The White Horse Inn is known for its ghost sightings and things that go bump in the night.  Digger and his paranormal crew plan a weekend paranormal ghost hunt to cash in on some money, but Digger also has personal reasons to revisit the Inn. Kendra, Digger’s teenage daughter is all into drawing characters in her drawing pad and avoiding her father.  Kendra holds grudges against her father because she has been the parent in the family ever since her mother died when she was a little girl.  There are several parts in the book that are pretty scary so I suggest reading this book with a light on at night, but then again, I’m a wimp when it comes to scary books and movies.  The ending left me wanting more.  I know the author wanting us to use our imaginations, but I feel like, if I read a book, I want to be told what happens and not left up to me to figure it out.  Other than that I thought the book was pretty good.  If you are into scary books and movies, then I suggest you read this book.

Summary: "Keep both hands on your pants, because Nicholson is about to scare them off."-- J.A. Konrath/Jack Kilborn

A paranormal conference at the most haunted hotel in the Southern Appalachian mountains . . .

a man’s promise to his late wife that he’d summon her spirit . . . 

a daughter whose imagination goes to dark places . . .

and demonic evil lurking in the remote hotel’s basement, just waiting to be awoken.

When Digger Wilson brings his paranormal team Spirit Seekers International to the White Horse Inn, he is skeptical that his dead wife will keep her half of the bargain. He doesn’t believe in ghosts. But when one of the conference guests channels a mysterious presence and an Ouija board spells out a pet phrase known only to Digger and his wife, his convictions are challenged.

And when people start to disappear, Digger and his daughter Kendra must face the circle of demons that view the hotel as their personal playground. Because soon the inn will be closing for good, angels can’t be trusted, and demons don’t like to play alone . . .


  1. Eep I'm not so good with scary stories, the title made me think that this might be a more comedic book than a thriller >.<

    Sniffly Kitty
    Sniffly Kitty's Mostly Books

  2. Ana, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on my book.

    Sniffly Kitty, if you want a funnier book, you might try my "October Girls" YA paranormal romance!



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