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People are dying to get in. The ghosts will kill to get out.

Be first in line for the most haunted theme park in the park in the world - GHOSTLAND! Discover and explore hundreds of haunted buildings and cursed objects! Witness spectral beings of all kinds with our patented Augmented Reality glasses! Experience all the terror and thrills the afterlife has to offer,
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Kindle Edition, 414 pages
Published November 8th 2019 by Shadow Work Publishing (first published November 1st 2019)
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Duncan Ralston Hi, Anabella. The main characters are teenagers (14 in the prologue, 18 in the rest of the novel) but I'd say it's adult fiction. It's a coming of age…moreHi, Anabella. The main characters are teenagers (14 in the prologue, 18 in the rest of the novel) but I'd say it's adult fiction. It's a coming of age story with lots of angry ghosts, basically.(less)
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Adam Light
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been reading Duncan Ralston's works this year, as I stumbled across his masterful, disturbing, and earth-shattering book WOOM, and realized that he is legitimately a true up and comer in the world of horror fiction. Though that book will always have a special place in my black heart, it seems that Ralston is not contenting himself with trying to duplicate that story, or rest on his laurels. Not at all. His books keep getting better and better. Ghostland is the best thing he's written so far ...more
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Bandit
Nov 19, 2019 rated it liked it
This is Duncan Ralston at his most ambitious. The size of the novel alone will testify to that, all 400 some pages of it, complete with footnotes and supplemental materials. I respect that. But don’t love it. To be fair, my previous experience with the author has been in shorter forms, he does a good novella and a decent, albeit somewhat sow, novel. But this was his epic baby, swimming in the epic amounts of bathwater. This was a grand project and as these things do, it hinged upon a grand ...more
Steve Stred
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
** Edited as review is now live on Kendall Reviews! **

Duncan Ralston decided to go big with his latest release, ‘Ghostland.’ Following a promotional campaign that may be the best single campaign for a book launch I’ve ever seen – indie and traditional, I can resoundingly say that ‘Ghostland’ absolutely delivers.

The build-up for this book was palpable. Starting with some blog posts about an author who Ralston remembered reading when he was younger, who nobody else appeared to know. Then a
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Nov 15, 2019 added it
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Justin M.
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Duncan Ralston's writings ever since I first heard whispers of his masterfully creepy and disturbing book, WOOM. I've since devoured everything he's written and so I feel I've got a bit of credibility behind my statement when I say that this is absolutely the best thing he's written. You can tell that he put a lot of time and effort into crafting not only this book but the world surrounding it - the park, the tech, the characters, it's great. Do yourself a favor and check out ...more
Kim Napolitano
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A ghost story roller coaster ride!

I am completely blown away by this book! Lillian and Ben are childhood friends, playing video games in Duck Falls when pulled down the road is a massive house, not just any house but the Garrote house, once owned by a best selling horror author and the most haunted house in America. It’s on its way to be a center piece for Ghostland, an amusement park where you can see actual ghosts! Ben views something in the window of the house that changes both their lives
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Shadow Girl
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Outstanding!

You can tell just how much work went into the production of this book, and the final result is perfection.
The details of the theme park, and it's many exhibits, made me feel like I could just put down my book and go buy a ticket to see it myself. I can't tell you how excited I am to go check out the website, and keep the park a reality in my mind! I'm also looking forward to checking out the Gallagher Brothers, and their 'ghost hunting' escapades - although I'm admittedly a little
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Kristy
Nov 20, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 stars! What a crazy, blood-splattered ride! I especially loved the cool interactive index. I'm looking forward to reading more from Duncan Ralston.
Tony
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been wracking my brains trying to think of another horror novel featuring a theme park with real ghosts, there is bound to be one out there, if not, well done to Duncan Ralston for making every horror hound’s childhood dream a reality! The always versatile Ralston’s latest creation lovingly meshes horror, technology, action with a scary brand of black humour and should appeal to many genre fans. As entertaining and very easy to read novels go, Ghostland might not be deep or particularly ...more
Melissa Potter
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is why you don't go to a theme park on opening day! Give them some time to work out the kinks...viruses...ghosts??

This book was fantastic and I could not put it down. The characters suck you right in with well developed relationships that have you pulling for them from the beginning. The descriptions are so visual you can easily see the park around you and the brutality that follows (this played out in my mind like a movie it was written so well). The theory on how the park operated with
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Paranormal Books R Us
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ghostland Review

Very cool idea for a book and I personally think it would make an awesome movie.

Overall was really creepy which I expected of course but I also appreciated the emotional connection between the main characters and the people they encounter along their nightmarish journey.

The detail put into the theme park and it's inhabitants was really well done and I thought the interactive Index was a nice touch.

I really enjoyed this book and would definitely read more stories set in this
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Joan
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
I haven't read any ghost stories for a long time and maybe it's because I've been waiting for this blood splattered, hold on to your seat, thrill ride by Duncan Ralston. All I can say is "WOW!" This is a page turner of horror when the ghosts take over the park due to the tinkering of the computer system by the brutal, insane Rex Garrote. This story is like Jurassic Park's theme park opening only with ghosts. I highly recommend this book if you love the horror genre.
Pamela
Nov 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars actually.
Rebecca
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It would be a crime if this never got made into a movie, delightfully dark, Ghostland will taunt and tantalise it’s reader as it takes you through an adventure you’ll never forget.

I absolutely loved this, from the character development to the imagery and more this book has it all! This is something I’d have picked up from a relatively young age so I can certainly see why it would be popular in the Young Adult category as well as Adult Literature. Although the Author does maintain it is not a YA
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Todd Stanley
Nov 15, 2019 rated it liked it
I betting most people are going to LOVE this book. Despite my 3 star review, I did also. That said, I had some major issues with it, all of which were explained by reading the author's note at the end of the novel. It became quite clear that he struggled writing this, as it felt like there were multiple story angles, then it went a completely different direction. He states that he had 3 different versions of the book he worked on, that each went a different direction. It just so happens the ...more
Cheryl
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
"The world doesn't belong to us anymore. It's theirs now. A world full of ghosts."

Four years ago friends Ben and Lilian saw a house being hauled down the street in their small hometown of Duck Falls, Maryland. Both were deeply affected by the sight of this sinister house.

Now four years later that house is the centerpiece of the haunted theme park Ghostland. And on opening day, even with misgivings, they are on their way in to see and experience the park. But they get much more than expected out
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Mark M J Green
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I recently reviewed Ghostland on my new website and as I don't want to copy and paste the thing in its entirety, here's an excerpt for you all, that hopefully gives you an accurate look at what I thought of the book - although the five stars I've given it probably do enough to show my enjoyment level.

There is so much about the book that I enjoyed that I could sing it’s praise ( and Duncan’s I suppose, as long as he doesn’t let it go to his head) for ages, so I’ll do my best to try and summarise
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Dale Robertson
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jurassic Park but with ghosts - there you go, is that enough to entice you to read it? How about i throw in the film 13Ghosts as well...

The writing is strong and flows well and the story itself is good. BUT, i did feel it got a bit repetitive towards the end- characters going from exhibit to exhibit but with different ghosts at each stage.

The ending does leave it open for a sequel (saying no more!) and reading the author notes, there could be more stories coming within the Ghostland universe. I
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Serenity
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Pretty good

Pretty good. It reminded me of 13 Ghosts meets Books of Blood at times. I dearly loved Ben and Stan. Wish Stan had been in the book more. Loved the gore. Liked that there wasn't an overabundance of detail to everything. Only suggestion to the author is that if he had someone proof read this, he needs to fire them and get someone else.
Otherwise, this book is a definite recommend!
Cher riley
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book.

This is a really good book and well written. Good characters you like and enjoy reading about. This book would make a great movie along the lines of 13 ghosts.Thank you and keep writing for your fans of which I am one now . Thanks
joanne choy
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I need a sequel!

The concept of this book drew me towards reading it as it was original and sounded interesting. It was brilliantly written and really had you rooting for the heroes of the story. Spooky,a little gory and a lot thrilling, I can't wait for the return of Rex Garrotte! I loved the ghost index at the end too. A wonderful read!
Stacy
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
What an adventure!!! That was super fun. Enjoy!
Susan Johnson
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unique

This was a unique and fun look at the afterlife, but I have so many questions! I really hope there is more to this story!
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Joseph Scipione
Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it
Review forthcoming at horrorbound.net
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rated it it was amazing
Dec 05, 2019
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Duncan Ralston was born in Toronto and spent his teens in small-town Ontario. In addition to his twisted short stories found in GRISTLE & BONE and VIDEO NASTIES, he is the author of the novels SALVAGE, WILDFIRE, WHERE THE MONSTERS LIVE, WOOM, EBENEZER, and THE METHOD. His screenplays have won and placed in several major competitions.
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