Ghosts, spirits and long-forgotten disappearances: The Forgotten Child, by Melissa Erin Jackson




Riley Thomas has spent her life avoiding ghosts.

Having been through a traumatic experience involving a ghost toddler and a Ouija Board in the past, the last thing she wants is to mess with spirits ever again.

Which is why she didn’t want to go on that trip to the haunted farm.

And she should have stayed away.

Her friends convince her to spend a weekend on a notorious farm, where malicious serial killer Orin Jacobs spent years capturing and torturing young women. Now, his spirit haunts the place, and spirit-sensitive Riley has woken him from his slumber.

But that’s not everything.

The ghost of a young boy appears to Riley. But Orin Jacobs was known for capturing exclusively young women. So who killed Pete, and why is his spirit haunting the farm?

Determined to help Pete move from this world to the next one, Riley will decide to use her medium powers once again. But someone desperately tries to keep Orin Jacob’s secrets buried.

Someone from this story is still alive – and Riley is in grave danger.


Intelligent and thrilling, The Forgotten child has a very promising concept that doesn’t disappoint. The author delivers exactly as promised, and the plot is full of twists and turns, keeping the reader alert throughout the book.

Mixing supernatural elements with ordinary crime stories, Melissa Erin Jackson has managed to create a blend that is definitely interesting to read.

Along the way, we get to know our heroine, Riley in-depth. She is a character both well constructed and someone you can highly empathize with. It’s obvious that the author has put great efforts in making this a well-constructed, plot hole-free story. The result is very good, indeed!

Strongly recommended to the fans of the genre, this is a book that no thriller enthusiast should pass by.