||June 01, 2008
Life was not easy for Forensic Investigator Bill Walters. His ability to see the spirits of the victims at his crime scenes gave him an edge, but it kept him isolated from his fellow Officers and gave him the reputation of being a 'Nutbar' on the force.
Bill could live with this. He could even live with the family of ghosts that haunted his apartment, the loss of his friends and religion and the estrangement of his daughter, Eryn.
What Bill couldn't live with was the Demon that came to town hungry for those spirits.
And his own.
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The Camera Guy
The Camera Guy throws us into the life of Forensic Investigator Bill Walters, a man who sees murder victims every day... and their souls. However, when the souls of his victims are being ripped away into oblivion, Bill knows they're not going into the great beyond on their own accord. He senses a great evil amongst them and its up to him to fight it. The only problem is, how do you fight the unknown?
The hunt becomes desperate when Bill's own daughter is kidnapped by the demon and left in a coma, her spirit fighting to remain and in constant peril of the demon.
With hope growing dim, Bill turns back to the religion he believed abandoned him so many years ago in the hopes of finding the way to defeat the evil.
He looked down and saw only his shadow stretching across the asphalt to her body.
He closed his eyes and images of the night sky and the cold grey of the street began pin-wheeling in his mind, again and again, his stomach clenching in anticipation as the street moved closer with each turn.
Then it stopped and he was standing over her body again. He turned his head and saw her faint, ghostly outline standing next to him, the moonlight shining through the remnants of her life illuminating only her death.
What was left stood silently waiting, her sad eyes staring at him, into him, past him into the night. He always wondered what it was they could see that he couldn’t. Was it a shining white light or a red glow like in the movies that drew her gaze through him or was it a vast nothing that waited to swallow her spirit erasing her from both life and death.
How many times had he asked them and always they remained silent leaving him to take whatever came after on faith. A faith he had tossed aside years ago and had no desire to renew. He looked down at the camera in his hands and at the body at his feet. This was the only faith he knew to be true.
And when they died it was his job to photograph their death. He had become good at it.
He would never stand alongside the likes of Ansel Adams or Annie Leibovitz but then they photographed the things that people wanted to see. Or admit they wanted to see. How many times had he seen horror and disgust on the faces of jurors as they viewed his works and how many times had he seen those same people reluctant to pass the photograph on. No, he would never be an Adams but people saw his work and their lives were changed just as much. And those other people, the ones who photographed the living and captured the mysteries of life would eventually pose before his lens.
He closed his eyes again and waited.
I'll start off by saying that I am a huge fan of anything paranormal. I had no idea what was in store when I started this book, but I am so glad it was recommended to me. From the very first page (and that's not an exaggeration!) Goodship throws us into the life of Forensic Investigator Bill Walters, a man who sees murder victims every day... and their souls. However, when the souls of his victims are being ripped away into oblivion, Bill knows they're not going into the great beyond on their own accord. He senses a great evil amongst them and its up to him to fight it. The only problem is, how do you fight the unknown?
"The Camera Guy" is intense, creepy and an enjoyable read. This book kept me up one too many nights with its excellent writing and disturbing plot. The story easy to follow, with just the right amount of forensic information to make it intelligent, but not too much to make it boring. The religious undertones, the ultimate battle between good vs evil, God vs devil is something that will always interest me... and creep me out. Bill's character of the fallen hero, looking for redemption without realizing it, is the perfect match against the demon on the prowl for souls.
If you like paranormal, ghost stories, or just a good story, "The Camera Guy" is the book for you; I highly recommend it!
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