Book Review

The Kalbrandt Institute Archives by Chris Chelser

Author: Chris Chelser
Publishing date: November 30th 2015
Publisher: Self-published
Genre: Mystery , Horror
ISBN13: 9789492194091
Pages: 252
Price: $12
My rating: 4.5/5

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Ancient books, rare artefacts, reports of paranormal phenomenon: the Kalbrandt Institute archives surpass Eva’s wildest imagination. Here, her ability to ‘read’ objects on touch isn’t considered weird – it is why they hired her.

But examining the reports of her predecessors, she finds their memories speak louder than words on paper. The Institute harbours secrets, dark secrets that will cost Eva her life. And now her boss knows what she found out…

Eva’s discovery explores five unique and inventive ghost stories. A wonderfully written work that will hook you immediately!

The Kalbrandt Institute is one of those books that pleasantly surprised me. When I first picked it up I never expected it to captivate me the way it did. The book is quite unique as well, it tells a couple of stories within a story. I usually am not the type to enjoy bundles like this, but the wat that it was done in this particular book was a very pleasant read.

The book had exactly the right amount of paranomality and mystery for me. The Kalbrandt Institute Archives is quite a page turner and a very easy read. The way of story-telling is done easily, without the book losing it’s suspense. The same goes for the language used. Very well done!

The characters feel three-dimensional and as if they have more to them. You can feel the build up and I can’t wait for the next installment of this series. The characters are presented in such a way that makes you curious about them. You really get involved with them!

The short stories are amazingly well put together and quite captivating. They are my favorite part of the book. My least favorite part is the ‘main’-storyline. It feels a bit shallow in comparison. But it is still very well done, even though I feel that there could be more to the main storyline.

I defiantly recommend this book for a quick read! Especially if you like yourself a bit of suspense.

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