Pipeline

The Paranormal Investigator Series, Book 1

Fiction - Paranormal
164 Pages
Reviewed on 08/04/2012
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Author Biography

Christopher Carrolli is a full-time writer who lives in western Pennsylvania. He holds a BA in English Writing from University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg and is the 2006 winner of the Ida B. Wells Prize in Journalism. "Pipeline" is his first novel in the Paranormal Investigator series. His second, "The Listener," will be released by Melange Books in November 2012.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephanie Dagg for Readers' Favorite

"Pipeline" by Christopher Carrolli is a tense paranormal thriller, the first in a series. A pipeline is when the dead attempt to communicate with the living through technology such as television, phone or computer. This is what happens to hospital nurse Tracy, whose fiance David died in a car crash six months ago. She suffers from survivor’s guilt since she was in the car too but survived. And suddenly she hears David’s voice on the television, hears his favourite song on the radio which tunes itself, and gets silent phone calls from an unknown number. But is she imagining it? She is drinking rather more than she should, after all. She decides she needs help, but not from a psychiatrist. Her friend Marcia points her towards a group of paranormal investigators. They attempt to solve the mystery of what David is trying to tell Tracy but time may be running out.

This is an extremely exciting and well-written book. You are on the edge of your seat all the way through. Carrolli has created some intriguing, complex characters for us to discover. Not just Tracy but everyone we meet has an interesting background and a persuasive reason for being involved in this paranormal investigation. It is far from being another ghost story. This is a gritty, gripping, modern novel with sustained suspense and surprise and an ending that is far from predictable. It is a bright and thought-provoking start to what looks like an excellent series.