The family that ghost-hunts together...If Ginger thought avoiding her determined ex-boyfriend and helping her brother with a paranormal investigation would be easy, she was dead wrong. A two-week mid-summer investigation is about to reunite a family and give Ginger a second chance at love—if she's bold enough to take it....
|Title||:||the fifth hour|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||230 Pages|
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the fifth hour Reviews
A delightful story, part romance, part ghost hunt and wholly enjoyable. Ginger Malhaven is a hot-tempered young girl from Atlanta, Georgia who finds herself packed off to live with her relatives in Montana following a regrettable incident involving her ex-boyfriend. She refuses to let this seeming disaster ruin her life and, instead, throws herself into her studies with single-minded focus. By the time she has earned a double degree, in Architecture and Engineering, she is 21, intelligent, beautiful and free to return to her life in Atlanta, yet she hesitates to do so until events force her hand. The storyline is compelling, the writing at times lyrical, at times fast moving and always clearly well researched. The tempo changes throughout the book, so that the reader never quite knows what to expect, until the final, breathtaking denouement which happily ties all the loose ends together. The romance aspects are cleverly done so that there is a lot of tension but all handled with great restraint and, very rare nowadays, no bad language to spoil the narrative. Above all, Angie West has a true gift for dialogue and her characters fairly jump out of the pages because of the authenticity and immediacy of their conversations. At times it felt like watching a television sitcom, the exchanges were that convincing, and the ghost investigation has an almost journalistic quality.The book features a number of quirky, lovable characters who immediately grabbed my attention and made me eager to find out what would happen. The grandmother, the brother, the male love interests, even later characters with limited roles are all well fleshed out and satisfyingly real but the stand-out for me is Ginger herself. Anyone with a fiery temper will immediately identify with her and fully understand the compulsions and complexities of her nature. I found myself fascinated by her, even when one can see that her impulsive actions may not be the wisest. As a heroine, she is both strong and vulnerable and always loveable.I would normally read something like this much more slowly but I found myself eager to progress with the story to discover the final outcome. I will certainly check out other books by this author.
Unlike most books, The Fifth Hour stated stronger than it ended, in my opinion. I loved the beginning. I thought Ginger was a strong character. She was likeable and fun and the plot progressed nicely. There were a few typos here and there but nothing that distracted from the story at first. However as the story went things got a little more confusing. The plot didn't seem to go anywhere for awhile, and there were some unnecessary explanations and details that it could have done without. Ginger and Adam's relationship took over for a while, even though we didn't find out what, exactly, their relationship had been until over halfway through. I found myself skimming for a couple chapters rather than straining for every detail like I had been. A couple of the transitions were shaky. And then the haunting seemed to take a bit of a backseat. I wish there had been more of that, because the parts about the haunted house that Ms West did elaborate on were extremely well done and perfectly spooky.Overall, I think this book could use a good editor, but the storyline and characters on their own were very well though out and written. I'm glad I finally had the time to read this book!A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review
Paranormal mystery with a bit of romance as Ginger joins her brother in his hunt for ghosts. The fact that Ginger's ex, Adam joins in, is what adds that touch of romance. I found the story interesting and the author does a great job inviting readers into this suspense read. The pace gives readers a chance to savor the story as the join in the hunt that includes past hauntings with present day spirits. I think a lot of people will enjoy this read by an author that knows how to tell a good story.
The Fifth Hour connects you from the opening right through. Several elements helped to make this story, as well as author Angie West's writing, a worthy read. The characters were real, especially the main character Ginger. She's less than perfect and has real emotions and doubts. I was able to instantly connect with her. The plot was developed pretty well. West took her time in blending the storyline with present day, as well as the appropriate backstory that was needed to understand what was occurring. There was also a healthy mixture of horror, romance, comedy and suspense. Readers can expect to be scared, but they will also have their emotions tugged in various ways. Ms. West's writing is solid, as she knows the effects of words and language. She has clever skill and is in her element. I would certainly recommend The Fifth Hour for anyone that can appreciate a rounded storyline. I'm also interested in reading more of the author's work.
I really enjoyed this book. The suspense as the story developed was nicely done, almost teasing at times. I had trouble putting it down (and a bit of trouble getting to sleep at night!). My only problem was that some transitions in the story line were rough. I went back a page but with no luck. Just needed a sentence or two to let fill things in for the reader.
Half love story, half ghost story, The Fifth Hour is a compelling read. The start is a little slow but once it really gets going, you can't put it down. Well worth a read.
The Fifth Hour, was a great read!!If you like haunted houses and Ghost Hunters, this is the book for you!! A Haunted House investigator, looses his crew and has to get his sister and her ex-boyfriend to help him out. A couple has engaged him to find out, why things were going "bump in the night". Will he be able to figure it out, with two total newbies on his team? A MUST READ!!
The editing issues referred to in some reviews have been addressed, and "The Fifth Hour" is now a very smooth read! The power of Angie West’s writing shines through: funny, shrewd and real.Ginger is a girl who made mistakes four years ago and paid for them. She decides to help her brother out with a spot of paranormal investigation, only to find that a highly resented ex-boyfriend has also volunteered for the assignment. Her attitudes and opinions are challenged on both fronts.This is a page-turner of a book with well-developed characters, pithy dialogue and convincing use of descriptive detail. I enjoyed it very much.