Living in Naples, Maine meant that you heard the stories of inbred Cobb family living in the woods. When one of the Cobb family who’s shack was nearer to town, Jesse invites his best friend Davey, and new boy in town Luke, to go “chasing ghosts”. When Jesse and his friends start messing around at the Cobb shack,they would have never guessed the devastation their teenage taunting will create.
A travelling punk band have a gig at a cabin in the woods. Pulling up the van when arriving at their destination, Luke and his band mates enter a party at full swing. Joining the party spirit, everything is going great until the lead singer wanders off. Getting to the time the band should play, the rest if the band start searching the woods, but what they found is not what they are looking for.
There are a lot of books and films about scary, backwards people living in the woods. As a subject matter its not the most original. The problem with reading a story like Chasing Ghosts is that it all feels so familiar, giving me a feeling like déjà vu. I’m not in anyway saying that the book is a copy of others with the same subject matter, it’s certainly not, The author, Glenn Rolfe had managed to put his own interesting spin on it.
As a book, Chasing Ghosts is well written. I like Rolfe’s style. This alone will be making me pick up some more of his writing at a later date. I’d like to see how well Rolfe writes when he is looking at a different subject matter. Chasing Ghosts moves fast, mean that it was a quick and enjoyable read. I’ll give Chasing Ghosts a solid 3 stars.
****Disclaimer – I purchased Chasing Ghosts. This is my honest review and all opinions in this review are my own***