#AudioTour and #Review “Calling Back the Dead (The Northern Michigan Asylum Series Book 2)” by J.R. Erickson

Author: J.R. Erickson

Narrator: Kelsey Navarro

Length: 7 hours and 57 minutes

Series: Northern Michigan Asylum Series, Book 2

Publisher: J.R. Erickson

Released: Aug. 15, 2019

Genre: Paranormal

The sprawling Kerry Manor has stood abandoned for nearly a century.

But that hasn’t kept the darkness at bay. Stories about the cursed house trickle out. Violent deaths, strange sightings, and always the chilling sound of a little girl’s song permeates the murky halls.

Today, Kerry Manor is restored to its original grandeur. Corrie and Sammy Flynn, and their daughter Isis, move into the house for a winter retreat. As they settle into the dim, gothic rooms, they cannot imagine the terror that awaits them.

Kerry Manor houses a malevolence that spans a century. A twisted tale that began when a little girl went into the Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane and emerged as something dark – something evil.

Kerry Manor is the second novel in a series of stand-alone stories in the Northern Michigan Asylum Series. Start your chilling journey today.

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J.R. Erickson (aka Jacki) is an indie author who writes murder mysteries woven with elements of the paranormal. Since childhood, J.R. has been fascinated by otherworldly things. She started penning creepy stories in her adolescence, but didn’t pursue a career in writing until her mid-twenties. Like most paths, J.R.’s has been winding and filled with detours.
Today, she lives in the forests of northern Michigan with her excavator husband and her critter-loving son. In addition to writing, J.R. teaches yoga, hosts the true crime podcast Bitter Endings, and spends every spare minute hanging with her family and her kitties.
Her latest series, the Northern Michigan Asylum Series, is inspired by a real former asylum in Traverse City. J.R. regularly visits the former asylum that has been partially renovated into shops, restaurants and condominiums.


Narrator Bio

Kelsey Navarro grew up in Las Vegas with a background in film, singing, and acting. She narrates anything from self-help to erotica. In her spare time, she reads voraciously and enjoys listening to a good podcast or audiobook. She worked in management for over nine years and nerds out over personal development, superheroes, and really great food.


By the time I finished Calling Back the Dead, I was not only considering the validity of paranormal activity, but I was also questioning my own sanity!

Lover of all things macabre and horror-related, Sammy Flynn jumps at the chance to move his family into the century-old Kerry Manor for the winter. The rumors and stories of mysterious singing and violent deaths only heighten Sammy’s excitement.

When Corrie Flynn wakes up in Kerry Manor, the morning after the mega-Halloween bash she and Sammy hosted, she’s hungover, covered in blood, and Sammy is dead at the base of a tree… murdered.

As the police track down and question all those who attended the party, their focus is on Corrie but they lack physical evidence, much of it unwittingly destroyed by Sara, Sammy’s twin sister, the morning after his murder.

While Sara believes in Corrie’s innocence, she recalls conversations she had with her brother about changes in Corrie’s behavior since they moved into the Manor. Sammy shrugged off his concerns at first, but his concern grows until he decides to move his family away from Kerry Manor, but he’s killed before he can make it happen.

Annoyed by the police, Sara searches for her own answers and meets Will, a teen who attended the Halloween party and has a tragic connection to Kerry Manor… his father was convicted of killing his mother there and sent to prison where he committed suicide. Will still believes in his father’s innocence and that something dark and evil dwells inside the Manor.

Brokenhearted Corrie knows something is wrong with her and believes she’ll stop seeing the little girl and hearing the singing… if she can just bring Sammy back.

As the police close-in on Corrie, her search for the man who wrote a book on calling back the dead, and Sara and Will’s search for the truth about Kerry Manor will lead them all to the abandoned Northern Michigan Asylum for the Insane where evil still survives.

This one got me!

The closer the story got to the truth, the tighter the suspense!

Unmasking Sammy’s killer answered many questions… and opened a new can of worms.

The story kept me on edge right up to the ending… and left me there! What just happened?

Well-written with good narration, I definitely recommend Calling Back the Dead. Just leave the lights on!


I volunteered to review this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by J.R. Erickson. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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