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Hello Again

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  39 ratings  ·  33 reviews
A dead lover wants company. Meanwhile, a no-nonsense detective who doesn’t believe in ghosts teams up with a psychic who fears something very evil is stalking its prey. A scientist finds that modern science can’t explain what he’s experiencing.

Bill met the woman of his dreams, but now she’s become his worst nightmare as her text messages become more demanding and threaten
Kindle Edition, 258 pages
Published May 21st 2016
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Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

So this is one instance where the actual premise outshone the book's execution: which in itself was really quite a shame as on paper this sounded fabulous.
There was actually nothing wrong with the writing here but for me, I found that the characters reactions to certain situations here just didn't feel authentic to the storyline and I also failed to achieve any deeper emotional connection with any of the cast involved.
It all just felt so shallow and superficial if I'm being honest and as for Amb
Mar 18, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Poor execution... and cover! I was surprise to see that this was written by and older adult, i was sure it was written by a young twenty something author. Why? Because it poorly written, not completely bad, but it look like you read a transcript from a TV show, everything sound like it's describing something happening on a screen, by the way people act, say stuff and the setting. Maybe it's was just a weird impression in my head but that's the way it felt to me. Last thing, everything, story, ch ...more


When I was initially approached about this book, I almost said no because I read A LOT into the paranormal part of this story. I'm glad that I didn't let that stop me from picking it up because it was an interesting premise for a story. The meat of the plot was amazing. Personally, I just had a few issues with other things but it was entertaining and that's what I like when reading.

First ... BEAUTIFUL cover. And yes, that matters. I'm just going to jump in here with my review, I apologize if it
May 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to Stan Schatt (author) for the book in exchange for a fair review, my second book from him. I had enjoyed A Bullet for the Ghost Whisperer and he had kindly given me this one, because Josh/ Miss Myrna is in it.

Story is simple in the beginning, William "Bill" Eisner is a hardworking middle class guy who quit is corporate high job for personal satisfaction operating a small coffee shop, and his best friend Roger set him up in a speed dating thing. There he met this hot girl name Amber L
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hello Again by Stan Schatt goes so many different directions at once, but it works in this story. This story revolves around a character by the name of Bill. The main plot revolves around Bill's new girlfriend and paranormal investigator Amber Love being murdered by car bomb. Suddenly Bill is being contacting by text from her phone claiming to be the dead Amber Love. The big twist? The texts make it sound like she is still dead, but texting from beyond the grave. Yet, something has changed about ...more
Teresa Barrera
I was given a free download of this book for an honest review.
Bill drops from the lawyer world in order to do what he loves by opening a coffee shop called The Cozy Cup.
Feeling he's missing something from his life, his friend talks him into trying speed dating. There he meets the girl of his dreams, Amber Love, but Amber Love has secrets of her own, down to her real name. Amber is secretive and Bill gets mixed signals as to what's going on with her and how she really feels. Just as things finall
Cathy Ryan
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Bill Eisner, former lawyer, Trekkie and thoroughly nice guy, owns The Cozy Cup coffee shop, which he loves. He’s just been refused a small business loan and things are looking bleak. The coffee shop is well liked and supported in the neighbourhood, with a Good Karma table for the homeless, a community room used by local social groups and featuring resident entertainers.

Bill realises he needs something else in his life and allows his best friend, Roger, to talk him into a speed dating event. Jus
Dec 11, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book features on the main character as Bill, the ex lawyer, coffee shop owner. I found it really cool of his concept with the good karma table. Bill meets this mysterious woman and she turns up dead. He starts getting text messages from her and weird things keep happening to him. You never see the ending coming and I would have loved this to be a series on Bill. I was thrilled to find out there are other stories of the Detectives. Great book, looking forward to reading more this author.
Dec 25, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
(This review will be on my blog All the Ups and Downs soon.)

I love the premise of Hello Again by Stan Schatt. I'm very much into ghosts, so I knew I had to read this book. When it came up for review, I knew I had to read it. Unfortunately, this book was just okay, nothing special.

The plot for Hello Again sounded interesting enough. I loved the idea of a guy getting texts from his dead girlfriend. However, there just wasn't enough of the paranormal aspect for me which was disappointing. Personall
Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Though it looked great on paper and started with a bang for referencing James T. Kirk in the first line of the book, I have to say that overall I have mixed feelings about Hello Again.Honestly, I had a hard time with the first half of the book because I really could not get where we were going.  
I do realize that some authors like to take their time setting up the backstory and the plot, but for me, it took too bloody long and I kept asking myself when we were going to get into it.It was super d
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hello Again capitalizes on our greatest fear and our deepest hopes- losing the ones we care about, while being able to communicate with them beyond the grave.
Bill Eisner is trying to navigate getting back into dating, while juggling his small coffee shop business, which is threatened by his greedy landlord. When he's talked into attending a speed dating event with his friend, he's convinced it will be a bust before he even gets there. And it is, until his last "date", with writer Amber Love, a
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
HELLO AGAIN has a colorful cast of characters all centered around Bill Eisner, a likeable guy who gave up practicing law to open a community oriented coffee shop. As new players are introduced, each seems to bring his or her own plotline along to muddy the directional waters. This makes for a pretty wild ride down various possible avenues.

Stan Schatt has managed to produce a fast paced book that will keep readers on their toes while they are turning pages. Is this a cyber tale? A paranormal myst
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

This was not what I was expecting. Paranormal stuff can go either way for me and this wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great. I liked the premise and the writing. Bill was an interesting character. Though for a former lawyer he does seems a bit naive. Plus he seems a bit younger and a tad too superficial at times.

The story doesn’t get going for a while. After the halfway point it does pick up but for me that was a bit too long. You do get the psychic thrown in (I’m good with that) and finally the i
Julie Baswell
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bill Eisner was too busy with his coffee shop to find the time to pursue a relationship. His friend Roger finally talks him into going to a speed dating event. While there, he meets Amber Love, a paranormal writer, and they eventually start dating. Bill is then devastated when Amber is killed in a car bombing. But when he starts getting texts from her phone, he doesn’t know if she’s trying to contact him from the grave, or if he is being played.

This was a real mystery trying to decide if it was
Katherine Yearwood
This was one fantastic psychological thriller that I have read so far. When Bill Eisner signed up for speed dating service, he never thought his life would spiral out of control. He found the one woman, who enjoyed sports, they clicked. But before it becomes more, Amber was murdered. Or was she! The message “Hello Again”, along with personal details, only Amber would have known, were text every day. Bill never belied in the paranormal. However, he’s coming, to the conclusion, paranormal really d ...more
Book Him Danno
2 1\2 stars
Hello Again can't seem to decided what it wants to be. Paranormal? Mystery? Thriller? The story doesn't really take any of those genres far enough. While the basic story line is interesting and the author creates some interesting twist to keep readers pushing though the confusing parts. The author is able to write but he lacks the focus to be able to create a cohesive story that readers can enjoy. The Bill and his best friends are what people would consider typical men with the desire
Melissa Souza
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
A definite page turner. The story got me hooked right from page one. The MC Bill was your average middle class guy. Throughout the book, we are shown instances of how he reacts with his friends and family. The picture that is painted reveals that he is a good and sweet-natured guy. I liked how the conversations flowed throughout the story. Not once did I feel them to be contrived, they were really realistic. The minor characters came out equally strong. We got their backstories and enough time w ...more
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Lackluster and disappointing...

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book is just not for me. From the description of the book, I didn't expect what a got. I made it to about half-way through chapter 5 and then just had to put it down. From the writing of the male characters so far, they seem chauvinistic - especially when it comes to women - you know, the only "right" woman is a "hot" woman - as in perfectly skinny with a big chest and all about showing it off so
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bill Eisner owns the Cozy Cup a struggling coffee house and watches sport but that’s about it. His friend convinces him he needs to find a girlfriend and talks him into speed dating. After being dismissed by one woman after another Bill finally meets Amber Love who might be the woman of his dreams.
The only problem is after being in a relationship with her for a short while she is murdered and now she is contacting him from behind the grave. Do you believe in ghosts? Is Amber still alive or is s
Jessica Bronder
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
William “Bill” Eisner used to be a lawyer but now he is the owner of the Cozy Cup coffee shop. He has everything he needs but feels like he is missing something. Then his friend Roger convinces him to try speed dating. After several rejections, Bill finally hits it off with Amber Love, although something seems off. The next thing he knows, Amber is found dead and he is getting text messages from her. Is it messages from the other side or is someone using Amber’s phone to be demanding to Bill. En ...more
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I loved this. Such a different kind of story. Enjoyed the flow of the story, how you weren't sure what was going to happen. You might think you do, but the more you read, the more you change your mind.

Bill's best friend thinks he spends way to much time with his coffee shop, so makes him go to a speed dating thing. Little did he know that one chance encounter would change his life. I mean how cool would it be to be with someone who writes for a paranormal column? Although, Amber doesn't want to
Carol Morgan
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
firstly can i just say this is first book i've read by Stan Schatt but it won't be the last . I loved the way the book takes us in one direction , single man , trekkie fan , owns struggling coffee shop , looking for girlfriend but then turns paranormal when said man , Bill meets Amber love at speed dating night .That's when his normal life gets turned around & everything he thought he knew to be true turns out to be a lie but worse than that his now dead girlfriend is texting him from the gr ...more
Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
I received a free e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review (Thank you for allowing me the chance to read/review!)
Cover: It’s okay
Rating: 4 glowing stars
Overall: Kept me guessing!
Characters: They grow on you
Plot: A tightly coiled string, the tension built all the way to the end!
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? Yes (Will read other books by the author)
Recommend Yes

SUMMARY (50 word or so)
This book kept me guessing until the end. I normally don't read many crime/mystery novels since I
Barbara L. Rose
Aug 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
I tried to give this book a chance but

40% in and still reads like it is written by a high school jock trying to get a good grade in creative writing. I read glowing reviews. Why? The first 40% just repeats over and over how the woman is a10 and he is a 6 or 7. How shallow can you get? Some reviewers said they couldn't put the book down. I can't force myself to pick it back up and keep trying to find the exciting part. Luckily, I got this one on kindle unlimited so no charge to me. The idea of th
Frances Boyd
Aug 01, 2016 rated it liked it
A Different Approach

This was a different way to intrigue the reader. It was a little slow to start but certainly got rolling. Bill, the main character was an interesting mix and I would have liked to k ow him better. It would be nice to see more stories evolve in his coffee shop. Amber was a disappointment. The ending was fine but a little abrupt. I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for a review. I will not miss this adventure, but I we g to hear more from Bill and the Cozy Cup coff
S.K. Gregory
Jun 13, 2016 rated it really liked it
Bill meets Amber at a speed dating event and though he likes her she acts very strangely. When a car explodes near her home, Bill starts receiving strange messages supposedly from Amber. This was a mix of the paranormal, thriller and a detective story. I thought it took a little while to get going, but I did want to know more about Amber and why she acted the way she did. It did keep me guessing and I would recommend this to readers who like mystery stories.
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Tony Duxbury
Jun 11, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a well written fantasy mystery that keeps you guessing to the very end. The characters are well fleshed out with the exception of two, so in the end it still keeps you wondering.
Alan Marblestone
rated it it was amazing
Jun 02, 2016
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Stan Schatt has written forty books on a wide variety of topics including science fiction, mysteries, a chapter book for children, a YA novel, biographies of Michael Connelly and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and books on technology and career changing. His love for teaching is reflected in outstanding teaching awards he received from the University of Southern California and DeVry Institute of Technology.

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