Calling Back the Dead - J.R. Erickson - Audio Review - Narrator: Kelsey Navarro

Series: Northern Michigan Asylum Series, Book 2

4.5 STARS!

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.


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.



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.


Great eerie, creepy, ghost story! I almost think I liked this one even more than the first. It was a little creepier and scarier anyway.

All of these can be read as stand-alones. This was a totally different story than the first one.
But - the same great writing, great character development, and great ending!

And once again, just like the first (Some Can See) this one goes back and forth between today and the past, but not confusing because it is clearly marked.

Very interesting, unique and fun read. If you are into ghosts you will love this series!

Audio - I thought this narrator did a fantastic job! I loved her voice.

OK, I'm off to listen to book 3!

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  1. Ok. Now I definitely need to read these!

  2. Haha! Just wait till tomorrow, when I review the third book!


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