Missing in Michigan

A Paranormal Mystery (Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries Book 1)

Fiction - Paranormal
176 Pages
Reviewed on 10/18/2019
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Author Biography

April A. Taylor is an award-winning, #1 best-selling multi-genre author. Her debut horror novel, The Haunting of Cabin Green, was featured on four "Best Horror Books of 2018" lists (PopSugar, Inquisitr, Bored Panda, and Ranker).

The Haunting of Cabin Green was a #1 bestseller in LGBT Horror, Ghosts, Gothic, and U.S. Horror. It has remained on Amazon's LGBT Horror bestsellers list for 18+ consecutive months. Cabin Green was also the top vote-getter in the Horror/Suspense category of The Kindle Book Review's Readers' Choice Awards (2018).

Taylor's other books include Sinkhole: A Horror Story, Corvo Hollows: A Psychological Thriller, the Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries Series, and the Midnight Myths and Fairy Tales Series.

Many of her books take their inspiration from real-life events. Local history is woven throughout the Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries Series, and all of her novels/novellas contain at least one or two elements from the author's life.

In her psychological thriller book, Corvo Hollows, Taylor delved even deeper into her own real-life events through a fictionalized account of one of the freakiest encounters she's ever been involved in. The main character in Corvo Hollows also battles fibromyalgia, as does the author.

April A. Taylor currently lives in Michigan with the love of her life and their two cats. She is an Active (professional level) member of the Horror Writers Association. If her life was a cartoon, she'd be Lisa Simpson.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Missing in Michigan by April A Taylor is a paranormal mystery and the first book in the Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries. What, exactly, is Alexa Bentley? Psychic? A medium? She can talk to ghosts and everywhere she goes, she finds them – or they find her. Accepting what she can’t change, Alexa heads off to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan, to a small town where nothing unusual ever happens. Except it does. While trying to get Mrs. Felton, a recently departed soul, to move on, she discovers that quite a few teenagers have gone missing over the years. Add a Native American supernatural creature, a sheriff with something to hide and a professor into the mix and Alexa has her hands full. Will she crack the mystery before someone else goes missing? And what is the sheriff’s big secret?

Missing in Michigan (Alexa Bentley Paranormal Mysteries Book 1) by April A Taylor was a great read. It has everything – supernatural goings-on, plenty of ghosts, a bit of romance and a whole lot of humor – all wrapped up in a neat, easy read. This is a steady-paced story, with plenty of action and a few neat twists that you won't see coming. It was a humorous story although there are some more serious subjects covered, and very well I have to say. The characters are great, easy to relate to and very likable too. This is an excellent start to a series, a story that hooks you enough to make you want to read the next one. J L Bryan – you may just have some competition on your hands! Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.