She must become one of ‘them’ or die.
Grad student, Shelly Adams, must work with the devious chairperson of the failing university parapsychology department, and his team of ECTOS, (Ectoplasmic Researchers), on dangerous supernatural assignments to rid herself of a ghost who may be a killer, or may have made her the target of a deranged stalker. Ghosts, stalkers, insane lover, all with secrets…what more could a girl want?
A ghoulish, passionate thriller from award winning author, M. H. Newhouse.
First Place - Halloween Book Festival Awards (Unconventional Romance) - 2014
Posted by Darren on 17th Jul 2014
M.H. Newhouse has a masterful way of pulling the reader into a scene - describing not just what is seen, but what is felt, smelled, and sensed. This is my second book from him (the first being "Midnight Diet Club") and I love how I get sucked in to the story.
Posted by S. M. Baraclough on 17th Jul 2014
This is the first of many in this genre for Mark, I can feel it. I couldn't put the book down - it was done within the afternoon. The characters are intriguing and they all have their secrets. The whole "will they, won't they" keeps you hooked until the very end. This is a genre that's near and dear to my heart and the author did it justice. The ghost doctor is a character you're not going to forget about anytime soon!
Posted by Don Canaan on 17th Jul 2014
Scary story? Yes, but a scary story with characters that you can empathize with--sometimes the young lady, sometimes the benevolent ghost, and occasionally even the Ectos researchers.
Ectos: The Ghost Doctor's Assistant starts off with an attempted rape in the park and a rescue by an invisible ghost (who is simultaneously trying to solve his own problem). When I read this opening, I thought the book would just be an ordinary pot-boiler, but I was (no pun intended) dead wrong. I was hooked, haunted and occasionally horrified.
It was late in the evening when I started reading this chilling tale of "life" (???) on a university campus and I was afraid that nasty nightmares might follow.
This tale could not of happened if our protagonist had listened to her mom and commuted to college from home. It's a story--nay, in a way it may be considered an expanded parable about the dangers that can confront a person if that person cannot make a correct decision.
My decision to finish this book was the right decision for me and I truly recommend that as an action for you.
Posted by Wiliam Russell on 17th Jul 2014
Shelly, the sexy 22-year-old graduate student is haunted by a ghost she named Alan. Is he a protector, a demon or worse? Who is this mysterious male ghost who repeatedly saves her each time her life is in danger? What does he want from her? And who is her other tormentor, a young man whose lustful appetite for vengeance seems never to be satisfied? Is he a lover or murderously insane stalker? Haunted and stalked, Shelly turns to the one man who may be able to help her, the chairperson of the university's troubled parapsychology department, but is he truly her benefactor or hiding secrets of his own?
M. H. Newhouse will corner the market with his new series. The ghost within me cried for more each time I tried to place ECTOS: The Ghost Doctor’s Assistant on my night stand. I can't wait for book 2.
William S Russell - Guardian of the Tomb and Guardian of Mount LI
Posted by Sharon on 17th Jul 2014
M H Newhouse does a superb job with this paranormal thriller about a female grad student (Shelly) and the ghost she names Allen. Through the many twists and turns and surprises, Newhouse weaves a sizzling novel of suspense. Yet there is humor as well between the two main characters and I especially enjoyed Shelly's conversations with Allen when other characters thought she was talking to them instead. I hope there will be a sequel!
Posted by Don H. Young on 17th Jul 2014
Ectos is a non-stop read. Well developed characters and a plot that intrigues the reader make for an absorbing book. I was up at 2:30 AM completing this story.
Posted by Ron Raben on 17th Jul 2014
Not my usual style of story, but I couldn't put it down once I got started. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Wonderful story telling.
I would recommend it highly.