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3.97  ·  Rating details ·  32 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Lyle Hall, a controversial Bridgehampton lawyer with mounting personal issues, must save “Old Vic,” purportedly a haunted whorehouse, from demolition. An apparition he’s seen there, a sad, beautiful Victorian-era girl, has shown him a deeply disturbing inscription on a gravestone¬¬¬--his daughter’s life will end on Saturday. Worse yet, no one will believe him, especially d ...more
Paperback, 445 pages
Published April 2016 by Archway Publishing
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Mareena
Oct 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes paranormal mysteries
Recommended to Mareena by: Dorothy at Pump up Your Book
Living in the town of Southampton, New York, Lyle Hall had acquired a reputation for being a notoriously tough real estate lawyer. It was a reputation that was certainly well-deserved, as he was known to be a difficult person to deal with - both in and out of the courtroom. He was definitely not the type of person who has ever allowed feelings of sentimentality to get in the way of him doing whatever was in his client's best interest. And if it just so happened that Lyle Hall's own best interest ...more
Laura Thomas
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Imagine it. A successful but not very well liked lawyer gets a conscience. Well, kind of. After he’s injured in an accident, Lyle Hall, a taciturn lawyer, comes out of it with an infinity for other people’s pain. A long dead ghost in the guise of a young girl shows him a vision of his own daughter’s grave marker and wants his help. Georgie has four days to live and Lyle is on the clock to save her before her time is up.

There are complications. Lyle and Georgie aren’t on the best of terms. His ca
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Gayle Pace
Oct 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Strange how a tragic accident can change a person and change it did to Lyle Hall. He used to be uncaring. Could care less about other's misfortunes. But that all changed when he was inflicted with a spine injury after a car accident.
Now here's where the author starts to get you interested, on the edge of your seat interested. Lyle meets this young girl one night, only she isn't so young. Lyle knows for a fact she's been dead for over 100 years. Now this is my kind of book. The author has you w
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Donna Blalock
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

Lyle Hall, the most resented man in town, was also Bridgehampton’s most successful real estate lawyer. But his catastrophic car accident last year changed all that and forced his retirement. And it allowed him to see and hear things no one else could. That’s how Lyle met Jewel, the beautiful Victorian girl who appeared to him outside the long-ago brothel the Town of Southampton is about to tear down. The Victorian g
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E Vikander
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lyle Hall is a successful, middle-aged, self-serving attorney/real estate developer whose auto accident leaves him paralyzed and wheelchair bound. It also make him empathetic, even to those who are dead. When he sees the apparition of a young girl who pleads with him for help from the porch of an abandoned, dilapidated brothel over a century old, his life unravels in many different ways. Ghost Hampton is an immensely enjoyable ghost story with characters you care about and twists that are unexpe ...more
Andrew
May 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What makes this book so interesting is that it is truly different from the run-of-the mill work of mass market fiction. Ghost Hampton will sustain the reader who typically would read Stephen King and, yet, it doesn't take itself too seriously by offering a common thread of comic relief that stems from Ken McGorry's personality. Ghost Hampton is also, very importantly, quite readable, where the reader is compelled through the pages and inspired through the story. Ghost Hampton is the perfect work ...more
Maureen Fries
Jan 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read!

Could not put the book down! The book had humor, horror and mystery and was set in the Hamptons what more could I ask. As a former resident of Long Island, I recognized the names of areas and places and it brought back many great memories!
Kathleen Kelly
Nov 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Great Ghost Story! I must say that this book is hilarious! Not because of the fact that the protaganist, Lyle, has been injured in a car accident and is now in a wheelchair, not it is hilarious because of what he is attempting to do. See I think that Lyle is really bored with his "new" life and needs something to do with his time.Enter a haunted house, Old Vic, has been around over 100 years, run down, only used by the homeless, mice and spiders, well also by the ghosts. Lyle sees an apparition ...more
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Jul 20, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: ghost, adult-novels
Given to me by a friend last summer, as the perfect summer in the Hamptons read, Ghost Hampton lived up to that billing.

After a horrible accident leaves Lyle paralyzed, damaged, and horribly misunderstood, and a shell of the high-powered, step-all-over-everyone man he used to be, he senses the ghost of a young girl in an abandoned "haunted" house nearby. She shows him a vision of his deceased wife's tombstone with his own daughter's name on it with a date that is only five days away.

What ensues
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Ann
Dec 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lyle Hall hears whispers every time he's near the decrepit mansion known as Old Vic. His daughter Georgie, is a police detective and she thinks he's still recovering from a terrible accident he had a year ago. He claims to be a psychic ever since her came out of a coma. Now he's seeing a tombstone with his daughter's name and a very close date. A media circus ensues as he tries to keep his daughter alive and solve the secrets of Old Vic and a curious old barn nearby. Great paranormal/mystery for ...more
Kasey Cocoa
Aug 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: ghost, paranormal
This paranormal story has a little humor thrown in, mostly done at just the right moments. The overall story arc is maintained well enough but the smaller bits could use a little polish. It's easy to read and follow the characters, who thankfully are well-developed and perhaps relatable on some level. This would be a nice lounging read while on vacation. There's nothing spooky or scary that'll keep you up all hours but you might have to stifle a laugh or two. I received an ARC in exchange for an ...more
Kathy
May 06, 2016 rated it liked it
I’ve never read a book like this one before. Lyle Hall is a controversial Bridgehampton lawyer with a myriad of issues. While recovering from a serious auto accident and in retirement, he sees an apparition of a young girl at a soon-to-be-demolished falling down mansion in town. Lyle does not really know what to make of it, but the bigger problem for him is that this Victorian era girl also shows him a gravestone with his daughter’s name and date of birth and death on it. However, no one believe ...more
Dennis Gagomiros
Oct 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great fun read

It's hard to keep one in suspense and keeping them laughing at the same time, but this story managed to do it. And do it well. I was thoroughly entertained throughout. The author has a way with words and can turn a phrase with the best of em. The fact that it takes place in my own back yard was an added bonus.
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