NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- "It was the roadwork on Montauk Highway that made Lyle Hall get the electric chair." So begins Ken McGorry's gripping second novel, Ghost Hampton, recently released on Amazon and quickly attracting a swarm of five-star reader reviews. Inspired by a "haunted" Westhampton brothel, the netherworld invades New York's toniest summer haunt – Bridgehampton, NY – and takes readers on a supernatural thrill ride that also provides unexpected comic relief.
'Lyle Hall,' Ghost Hampton's central character, is a Scrooge-like Bridgehampton lawyer caught up in a swirl of mounting issues. Having made a fortune but very few friends over his career in real estate development, Lyle is best known for his greed, his drinking and his women trouble. All that ended abruptly with a car crash that took the life of the town's much revered 'Elsie' on her way to her son's 50th birthday party. And that crash set in motion a paranormal roller coaster for Lyle and his associates, just after the summer people desert the Hamptons – and Halloween and All Souls Day approach.
Lyle's own injuries now have him in an electric wheelchair, yet many locals, stung by Lyle's greedy deal-making, choose to have fun at his expense. But Lyle's near-death trauma has given him something – a strange ability to feel others' pain. Including the pain of a mysterious girl who once lived in the town's long-abandoned brothel one hundred years ago. Lyle believes that 'Jewel', the apparition, does not want her old house torn down. And Jewel reveals a shocking premonition on a gravestone. Its inscription says his daughter 'Georgie,' a local police detective, has only four days left to live.
Ghost Hampton has recently been optioned by a Los Angeles based production company to be made into a feature film.
Ken McGorry is available for interviews, book signings, readings and other author events. Connect with Ken on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
Ghost Hampton is available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.
Review copies of Ghost Hampton available upon request.
ABOUT KEN MCGORRY
Ken McGorry worked for over 23 years for Post Magazine as Editor, Editorial Director, Associate Publisher. His first novel, Smashed, follows a former Wall Street hero who confronts a cast of ne'er-do-wells in a substance-abuse rehab. Smashed will be available in 2017. Ken is also a songwriter and 45 or so of his songs, recorded with the Achievements, can be heard on https://soundcloud.com/ken-mcgorry. He and his wife have two strapping sons and a summer house in Westhampton Beach, NY – where there's a certain very old house.
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