Title: The Ghosts of Hexley Airport | Author: Amy Cross | Pub. Date: 2017-3-12 | Pages: 302 | ASIN: B06XK5F6LS | Genre: Horror & Mystery | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Source: Self-purchased
The Ghosts of Hexley Airport
Ten years ago, more than two hundred people died in a horrific plane crash at Hexley Airport.
Today, some say their ghosts still haunt the terminal building.
When she starts her new job at the airport, working a night shift as part of the security team, Casey assumes the stories about the place can’t be true. Even when she has a strange encounter in a deserted part of the departure hall, she’s certain that ghosts aren’t real.
Soon, however, she’s forced to face the truth. Not only is there something haunting the airport’s buildings and tarmac, but a sinister force is working behind the scenes to replicate the circumstances of the original accident. And as a snowstorm moves in, Hexley Airport looks set to witness yet another disaster.
The Ghosts of Hexley Airport Review
Oh boy, this is going to be a hard one to review, because of that ending. If I say almost anything about it, it’ll ruin it for anyone who wants to read it for themselves. So, let’s see how vague I can be! (I apologize in advance!)
Anyone who is a fan of drama movies involving ghosts will recognize at least two major plot points in The Ghosts of Hexley Airport. Amy Cross takes these two (or three) recognizable ideas and mixes them together with a dash of something else to add one final twist to the whole thing. Her twist is one that will leave you thinking. I liked it, but at the same time I didn’t particularly care for the last few paragraphs of the epilogue either. Yeah, I know, that was clear as mud, wasn’t it?
One thing that needs noted is that this book needs another go-over with an editor. There are several errors present in The Ghosts of Hexley Airport. For the most part, its stuff that most document editing-programs wouldn’t catch. Stuff like “worse” instead of “wore”. It can be a bit off-putting if you’re someone who, like me, gets distracted by that stuff. Also, while the writing itself was mostly good (obviously), there were a few sections that in retrospect maybe didn’t quite make sense. They weren’t horrible, but not as good as they could have been, either.
The Ghosts of Hexley Airport was the first book I’ve read (at least to my recollection) from Amy Cross. While I was hampered by the book’s need for a proof-reader, I still enjoyed the story. It was a story that hooked me immediately, and I read it in one sitting. I’m still not sure how that worked, considering when I sit back and think about the story, there’s not really much that stands about the writing itself! I wouldn’t say this was an amazingly well-written book by any stretch of the imagination, but she was obviously doing something right!
Overall, The Ghosts of Hexley Airport was a ridiculously quick read that was also a pretty clean one. While there are references to drinking and someone does get asked if they’re smoking weed, there’s no witnessed recreational drug use, sex, or copious amounts of cursing. Also, whilst it is a ghost story, it’s not really a scary one. So no worries about getting spooked.
I really want to read another book with this type of plot. Like… really want to. I think one of the things that is bothering me is that I don’t feel like the story was explored as much as it could have been. There’s a few layers to the story, and I just need to know more! I feel a bit unsatisfied.
Have you read this book? If so, hit me up so we can talk about it!
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