I can’t say a book has ever given me some weird dreams before. The Eidola Project has a chilling mix of supernatural, paranormal, and mysterious elements to the story. The characters were interesting, being introduced one by one and coming together to form a group that exposed the supernatural, whether real or fake.
The ending was completely unexpected, but satisfying all the same. The author certainly has a way with words, as the book is very well-written with suspense glued to each page.
My rating: 4 stars
Professor James took his eyes off the test subject for a moment to survey his messy laboratory while he and his assistants waited. He did keep the floor clear, his one concession to his mother’s frequent adage about cleanliness being next to godliness. Were that so, the shelves and glass-fronted cabinets around the room were the devil’s own playground, stuffed to overflowing with papers, books, and the debris from prior experiments.
It’s 1885 and a drunk and rage-filled Nigel Pickford breaks up a phony medium’s séance. A strange twist of fate soon finds him part of a team investigating the afterlife.
The Eidola Project is an intrepid group of explorers dedicated to bringing the light of science to that which has been feared, misunderstood, and often manipulated by charlatans. They are a psychology professor, his assistant, an African-American physicist, a sideshow medium, and now a derelict, each possessing unique strengths and weaknesses.
Called to the brooding Hutchinson Estate to investigate a rumored haunting, they encounter deadly supernatural forces and a young woman driven to the brink of madness.
Will any of them survive?