This book was a break from the norm for me. I usually don’t read supernatural genre with the exception of a few adult and YA titles. The ones I do read tend toward vampire and witch rather than ghosts.
This book was like a Goosebumps for grownups. Quirky characters and odd spirits abound in this simple to read story. The author infused a light humor and I really liked how the author referred to mminor character’s by nicknames based on looks. We totally do this at my house!
Eric Snackerge has had a rough time lately. After being possessed by a mischievous spirit, he lost his scholarship and got blamed for a scandal that left him blacklisted from the legal profession. Now he’s working two minimum wage jobs and is desperate to show his wife and daughter that he can put his life back together — before his best-friend-turned-enemy swoops in and steals his family away.
When Eric learns about an unusual contest, he realizes that winning the grand prize will help him make his daughter’s dreams come true. But he’ll have to overcome his own self-doubt — not to mention the seemingly impossible odds — in order to achieve that goal.
However, this isn’t your run-of-the-mill sweepstakes. Everyone who eats the product develops an insatiable craving for more. Plus, the people behind the contest are dispatching everything from spy cameras to attack helicopters to make sure that Eric doesn’t get any further.
As Eric soon learns, the contest was only the first phase of a much larger plan. If the villains are successful, they will spread a dangerous supernatural pathogen throughout the food supply. But with distribution of the tainted products already underway, does Eric have what it takes to stop their plan and protect his family from being the next victims?
Simple, light and unconventional, this is a nice read if your looking for something slightly outside the box.
This book was provided for review by Netgalley.