My name is Zoe Thorne and I’m just an ordinary woman. My life is mundane, and that’s perfectly fine with me; I work a boring job, watch TV, read books, and sleep alone. There’s nothing special about me.
Except that I can see ghosts.
After suffering years of rejection due to my freakish ability, I’m determined to hide my “gift” from others. That is until I meet Malachi Flemming and his peculiar yet amusing friends. Mal hosts a paranormal web show titled The Wraith Files and when he discovers my talent, he offers me a job. Well, offer may not be the right word.
He won’t take no for an answer.
One night, we stumble across a spirit on the side of a deserted, country road. He seems lost and scared, convinced someone murdered him. Mal’s interest is piqued and he insists on helping me investigate the accident. The deeper we dig, the clearer it becomes that the killer doesn’t want us to discover the truth.
Desperate people will go to any lengths to keep their secrets buried. Sometimes it’s best not to wake the dead unless you plan to join them.
A year and a half ago, I was in a Halloween mood and picked up the Shiver anthology and in it was part of the Bitten Series by C.C. Wood. She was witty and funny and so easily enjoyable to read, that I picked up the rest of the series. And her non-paranormal work too.
Fans of Wood’s will not be disappointed by her new paranormal series. She is her usual sharp, humorous, well written self and you will love Zoe, and Malachi. Not to mention Zoe’s best friend, Jonelle and ghost roommate, Teri, who is obsessed with the firefighter that lives next door are amazing. The dynamic between Malachi and his friends with the addition of Zoe is a blast to watch play out. Throw in some over protective parents, a paranormal web reality show, and a twenty year old murder and you are in for a good time. “Don’t Wake the Dead” is a fun, fast paced read that leaves you wanting more. I cannot wait to find out what happens new in The Wraith Files.
About C.C. Wood
A native Texan, C.C. grew up either reading or playing the piano. Years later, she’s still not grown up and doing the same things. Since the voices in her head never shut up, C.C. decided to share their crazy stories and started writing books.
Now that she has a baby girl at home, C.C.’s non-writing time is usually spent cleaning up poopy diapers or feeding the poop machine. Sometimes she teaches piano, cooks, or spends time bugging her hubby and two beagles.