Thursday, January 11, 2024

Virtual Book Tour + Review + #Giveaway: The Ghost of Shantel Thompson by Curtis Maynard @CurtisMaynard12 @GoddessFish


by Curtis Maynard

GENRE: Paranormal Thriller


When the Riggs family in Mobile, Alabama, faced the mysterious death of their adoptive daughter Shantel Thompson, they never imagined her ghost would linger for decades…

In Curtis Maynard's heart-stopping paranormal thriller, 'The Ghost of Shantel Thompson,' a new family, fifty years later, grapples with a haunting legacy where the line between life and death is hauntingly thin.

Just as they begin to settle into their new life, their own young daughter is gripped by chilling visions of Shantel. It's not just fleeting shadows—she's entangled in a vengeful spirit's relentless quest for justice, a quest that spans generations.

As whispers from the grave reveal long-hidden secrets, this new family faces a terrifying truth: some ghosts refuse to be silenced. Now, they must confront the mystery of Shantel's death before her ghostly agenda consumes them all.

Dare to uncover the truth? 'The Ghost of Shantel Thompson' awaits to send shivers down your spine


Hours drifted away as they immersed themselves in the accounts of the murder day, meticulously examining interviews with the neighbors. It was during this exhaustive search that Sarah stumbled upon an article that sent a shiver down her spine. Her face turned pale, and she repeated the word "no" in disbelief.

Concern etched on his features, Damian inquired, "Honey, what's wrong?" His worry grew as he witnessed his wife's deteriorating condition.

Handing him the article, Sarah whispered, "Read it. It's about the little girl who was murdered. She was adopted, just like Alicia. And look at the name. Shantel."

Damian's trembling hands held the article as he absorbed its contents. Shantel had been ten years old, the exact age their daughter had been when they had adopted her and moved to this very town. The uncanny similarities between the two girls sent a chill down his spine.

"D-Damian?" Sarah attempted to regain her husband's attention, her voice quivering. "Damian?"

"I'm sorry," he replied, placing the article down. "It's just... It hits too close to home. I mean, what are the odds that we would move into the very house where she was killed?"

"And the name, Damian. Shantel. How could Alicia possibly know about her? We never disclosed the fact that a murder had occurred in our home," Sarah lamented.

"Do you think she found out from someone else?" Damian posed the question, searching for answers.

"Who, Damian? She hardly leaves the house, except to go to school. Yet somehow, she learned about Shantel. Unless... never mind," Sarah dismissed a fleeting thought, her anxiety evident. "I'm letting my imagination run wild again. I've watched one too many horror movies," she chuckled nervously, masking her unease.

My Review:

The Ghost of Shantel Thompson is Shantel’s story and what happened to her. The Ghost of Shantel Thompson tells a story where the past and the present come together. Fifty years ago Shantel Thompson’s life is taken away too early. Shantel had just been adopted and had just moved into their new home when Shantel’s short life ended.

And now fifty years later Shantel is back and out for justice. Shantel wants to find out what happened to her on that awful day. A new family has moved into Shantel’s home, the Riggs. Alicia, like Shantel was adopted by the Riggs. After Alicia and her parents move into Shantel’s home Alicia starts acting strange telling her parents that she is Shantel.

The Riggs try everything they know to help Alicia. Alicia refuses all their help. Shantel wants to know who took her life all those years ago and is very determined to find out with Alicia’s help.

The Ghost of Shantel Thompson is a very heart-warming and scary story. In some ways, it reminded me of the Paranormal Activity movies as well as The Conjuring.

I would recommend The Ghost of Shantel Thompson to anyone who loves a good ghost story! Grab a copy of The Ghost of Shantel Thompson today!

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Curtis Maynard is an independent filmmaker, screenwriter, and author passionate about suspenseful storytelling. Enthralled by the paranormal, his mysteries and thrillers feature everything from hauntings and visions to cryptic messages from beyond the grave. Curtis currently resides with his wife and son in Alabama, a setting rich with inspiration for his novels and short films. He hopes his stories will leave you spellbound, disquieted, and suspicious of the slightest shuddering shadow.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you so much for reviewing The Ghost of Shantel Thompson today!

Marcy Meyer said...

This sounds like a good book. Thanks for sharing.

Sherry said...

This sounds like a good book.

Kim said...

Thank you for sharing your review thoughts. Glad you enjoyed the book.