Kalbrandt Institute Archives

Book I: Hauntings

Eva can read the true stories of whatever she touches. In the Archives, she got more than she bargained for...

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“A fantastic read, and I definitely look forward to reading more from this author. I highly recommend getting this book!”
 – SciFi and Scary Book Reviews 

Review stars 5

"Chris Chelser once again has proved to me that she is a force to be reckoned with in this genre. ”
– RedheadBookLover

Ancient books, rare artefacts, reports of paranormal phenomenon: the Kalbrandt Institute archives surpass Eva’s wildest imagination. Here, her ability to ‘read’ objects on touch isn’t considered weird – it is why they hired her.

But examining the reports of her predecessors, she finds their memories speak louder than words on paper. The Institute harbours secrets, dark secrets that will cost Eva her life. And now her boss knows what she found out...

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT KIA: HAUNTINGS

"A wonderfully written work by Chris Chelser that hooked me immediately. Eva, the main character, serves as a vehicle for Chelser to tell 5 ghost stories that are all unique and interesting."
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“Overall this sensational read can only be described as the perfect book, it has brilliant, memorable characters, a compelling plot and lastly, it has excellent writing that will keep any reader entertained the whole way through.”
– RedheadBookLover

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On Amazon:

“The reports are wonderfully varied and well documented. The English language used in the book is of a very high level.”

“My favourite story must have been the one in Paris. Those two ghosts had won my heart from the first moment.  If one story already can make me as the reader instantly relate to characters depicted, then the rest of the book cannot be bad. And it is not; far from it.”

On Goodreads:

“I was thrilled with myself for finding this book. The writing is not only excellent, but more importantly, the characters are fabulous: three-dimensional, multi-faceted and realistic. The short stories are all linked through our main character, Eva, who is such an engaging woman, and all the plots offer an original take on the haunting place phenomenon. I will definitely read the next. I only hope I won’t have to wait too long!”
– Caroline Cairn 

“I absolutely loved this book. I’m eagerly awaiting the second.”
 GracieKat

7 thoughts on “Kalbrandt Institute Archives – Book I: Hauntings”

  1. Elke Niclasen says:

    My favourite story must have been the one in Paris. Those two ghosts had won my heart from the first moment. I was actually quite cross that they should be exorcised. If one story already can make me as the reader instantly relate to characters depicted, then the rest of the book cannot be bad. And it is not; far from it.

    I would gladly give it 4 1/2 stars (because giving five…where would I have to go with the next books?)

  2. Edith Gessner says:

    My first reaction was “Finally, a book that treats ghosts and other phenomena as real”. The goosebumps do not come from wondering about whether or not there are ghosts, so one can delve into the story head-first and see what develops. From other books by Chelser I had already come to expect a high level of wielding the English language.

    I will enjoy going back to these stories to re-read and discover more nuances.

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