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The Keeper

(Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #8)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  533 ratings  ·  57 reviews
The South Channel lighthouse is a crumbling antique at the mouth of the Savannah River, abandoned and forgotten for generations. Local stories still tell of a mysterious woman in white who often stood at the old lighthouse, watching the sailors come into port...even long after she died.

Now the property by the lighthouse is owned by a famous movie star in search of a remo
Kindle Edition, 302 pages
Published December 27th 2016 by J. L. Bryan
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Montzalee Wittmann
The Keeper
Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper
By: J. L. Bryan
Narrated by: Carla Mercer-Meyer
I love this series! This book deals with a lot of issues! The business, Ellie's relationship, a ghost/ghosts at a movie star's house by the beach and a lighthouse, and a magician ghost. Ellie's soul still is slipping out of her body...
Really creepy book!
Narrator is always so good with these books! Terrific performance!
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
This series never ceases to leave me up until the wee hours of the morning not only reading but hesitantly looking over my shoulder while doing so because of it's creepy goodness. Not only does it always leave me rapidly turning the pages eager to find out everything I can, but it always leaves me wanting more and I absolutely love that about it. It is one of the reasons this series made my top ten list in 2016 for favorite reads and I suspect, will continue to do so.

Bryan has completely create
Jan 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Each time a new addition to this series lands in my inbox it's a surprise, but one I eagerly look forward to. Throughout this series we have seen multiple types of hauntings and all the different ways Ellie and Stacey go about busting these ghosts, but the arrival of PSI means this ghost fighting duo are not as free as they used to be, and after the last investigation the girls are on a very tight leash, with stricter roles to play and rules to follow.

"We are selling her the fullest package of s
Laura Thomas
Jan 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, horror
As soon as I finished the previous book I downloaded this one and dove in. This time we’re following Ellie and Stacey as they investigate a haunting at a famous movie stars new home. Attached is an old lighthouse with a lot of history. Attached to all of that is some nasty spirits. Time to get trapping.

Ellie’s still tiptoeing around her nasty new boss. She’s putting up with an annoying new team member. And she’s unsure what her next move should be. That’s all put on hold while she deals with a w
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from the author, In exchange for an honest review.)

Actual rating - 3.5

Just like all the others, I liked the main characters in this.

The beginning of this installment felt a bit slow, but it didn't take too long before it picked up, so it wasn't much of an issue. It was another enjoyable read in the series overall, and I'm looking forward to book nine.

Overall, An enjoyable sequel.
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this series, and there was so much forward movement in their characters, their business, and their personal growth. Ellie shows that she's willing to sacrifice herself to save others from murderous ghosts, all while protecting those who've grown most precious to her. Great installment, love the lighthouse island setting. 5/5. I highly recommend this series.
Kevin Treadway
Apr 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this series. I can't think of any other stories that approach the supernatural in quite the same way: half horror, half pest control. It creates a sense of realism that I find gratifying. Add on to that some fun character interactions, and it makes for a great read (I hope we see more of Hayden).

The world continues to evolve as well, as Ellie expands her abilities and we begin to get hints about the ghostly world beyond Savannah. As always, Bryan has a real talent at world-building. Final
C.L. Riley
Jan 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this series

I have enjoyed this series since reading Ellie's first adventure. The author has the ability to paint pictures with words without being overly descriptive or slowing the story's pace. I was however sad to see the romantic element end but hope Ellie will find her match in a future installment. Perhaps a certain, elite ghost hunter recruiting for an ancient, secret society? Time will tell. Regardless, I will eagerly await book nine and Ellie's next case.
Sandy Hall
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Spookily good

I finished this story with mixed feelings. I thoroughly enjoy the Ellie Jordan series but I think this was my least favourite. Saying that it is another well written tale from JL Bryan. When we left Ellie in the last book, she had made a life changing choice that nearly cost her boyfriend , Michael, his life but had saved the lives of others. We begin this story straight after those events and it's not a happy time for Ellie. She feels as though all choices are being taken out of he
Mar 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book. The ghost aspects were really creepy and scary which is exactly what I want on this kind of book. The lead up got a bit tedious and the family dynamics between Alyssa and her sisters got old quickly but given Alyssa was a big Hollywood star I pretty much expected the prima dona behavior. I was pretty happy with the resolution of the ghostly magician and new owners aspects of the series and what happened at the left the door open for future complications that could be pretty da ...more
Kelly McAnally-Kern
Remarkable book. I just love this series- Ellie and Stacey do it again. They dominate the paranormal world with just a rubber band and paper clip! (ok not really a rubber band and paper clip) But, with their wits, and learned hands on knowledge, they take care of this newest haunting in no time. PSI's takeover isn't going well for Ellie and crew. But with the help of some old friendly faces, and new - they tackle the Light House haunting and clear the theater of the awful Magician. In the end th ...more
Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I thought a haunted lighthouse and creepy magician ghost would make this book my favorite in the series, but I was actually let down by it the most. The plot seemed all over the place and there were a few editing issues, so I think the author just rushed to publish it before it was ready. It took me three weeks to read it because I kept prioritizing everything else over it. That being said, it was still a good plot, good ending, and more of Hayden who I adore, so maybe it's more like 3.5 stars.
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ohhhh spooky.

And thus begins another adventure. There is tension on all the fronts of Ellie's life. Job-wise the new owners are dreadful, the hunt for her past tormentor is going slowly, and then....the newest client throws a spanner in the works.
Another well written thriller with some fun and snarky comments just shows the depth of story and character development. Rather good story.
Oct 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The Keeper was an AWESOME READ!!

The Keeper is about a new home with a lighthouse nearby. The new homeowner is a young movie star, with family about to come to visit. Ghost seem to be haunting the new house, can the lighthouse be the cause?
Ellie and Stacey, with one of the new worker from the new owner of their business along. Can Ellie, deal with the ghosts and the overbearing people from their new boss figure it all out?
Diza Permatasari
I may say this is one of the best book so far in this series! The mystery is so intense, the story is soo good. Oh and of course how Ellie become so (much more) cool with her new ability. I love how Ellie seems so quickly adept to her new ability. And Michael? Well you can just forget him, Ellie.

I can't wait to read the next series
Oct 07, 2017 rated it did not like it

Her personal storyline went no where for 99% of the book. The haunting stories only got interesting finally at the end. And the sudden twists at the end felt like desperate attempts at storylines for additional books. I'd recommend skip this book in the series.
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love lighthouses and ghost stories. I got them both in one book

Couldn’t believe this was book 8. I have enjoyed all of these books. This one book gave me ghost, lighthouse,drama.
Feb 23, 2018 rated it liked it
Ellie James, Ghost Trapper...

This series is still good, but I feel like this book pulled it off course. I really hope that we get back to the goods in the next story. I love these characters, the settings, the ghosts. That's what I want more of!
Diane Worthen
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beware the Keeper

Now this is a really scary book. And there were so many times and people that made it so. I love these stories about Ellie and company. I can't wait for the next one.
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love them

I love every single one of these books & savor them. This one was a little different, with PSI & Kara - & Hayden - but I still enjoyed the story & look filed to the next book.
Mar 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another enjoyable book

This series is quite addictive. I am more and more prone to visit Savannah since starting this series. As long as I don't bump into a bad ghost, that is!
I have pretty much inhaled this series and now cannot wait for book 9. Highly recommend to lovers of ghost stories.
Jul 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Real good story. Moved along at a fast clip. The entities at the end were very believable.
michael osborne
Jul 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful reading

I would recommend to everyone I know great reading can't put them down really want more of this series can't wait for the next one to come out
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Oh I loved the way this one ended! Loved the new setting and storyline as well as the outcome of PSI
Slow to start but a lot happened. Very enjoyable.
Susan Faugl
May 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lighthouse keeper

I have read all of these books, they are wonderful. I am on the last now, the tower. I hope he continues this series.
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved the paranormal portion of this story (and the series really)! It was amazing and cool! I was not a fan of Ellie's personal dramas. Glad for the twist with the company though, yay!
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally, some background info and focus on Ellie's emotions!
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J.L. Bryan studied English literature at the University of Georgia and at Oxford, with a focus on English Renaissance and Romantic literature. He also studied screenwriting at UCLA. He lives in the metro Atlanta sprawl with his wife Christina, where he spends most of his day serving the toddler and animal community inside his house. He is the author of the Paranormals series and the Songs of Magic ...more

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