BOOK REVIEW: The Saturday Night Ghost Club by Craig Davidson

Publication Date: July 9, 2019
Format: Paperback
Genre:  Ghost Fiction/Coming of Age

Publisher: Penguin Books 
224  pages
Buy: Kindle | Paperback


Growing up in 1980s Niagara Falls - a seedy but magical, slightly haunted place - Jake Baker spends most of his time with his uncle Calvin, a kind but eccentric enthusiast of occult artifacts and conspiracy theories. The summer Jake turns twelve, he befriends a pair of siblings new to town, and so Calvin decides to initiate them all into the "Saturday Night Ghost Club." But as the summer goes on, what begins as a seemingly light-hearted project may ultimately uncover more than any of its members had imagined.


This is a creepy atmospheric read. When Alice and her friends go in search of a lost village to discover what happened to the residents they get more than they bargained for.  Alices grandmother disappeared along with her Aunt and the rest of the villagers and no one knows where they went and no trace has ever been found. The only thing left was a newborn infant and a woman tied to a post who had been stoned to death. 

One of the other women who made the journey is related to that abandoned infant.  Hoping that she can find answers to her ancestry as well. Then things start to go very wrong and everyone is a suspect.  

This book is written in Then and Now which helps to see what the town was like before and does give you resolution as to what happened to the village.  The Now is creepy and dramatic, the Then is just as creepy but also scary in a very real way.  I can totally see a movie or a tv show out of this book. 

Excellent debut for this authors 1st translated book. 

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