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TruckerGhostStoriesReviewed by Joanne Reynolds

Trucker Ghost Stories: And Other True Tales of Haunted Highways, Weird Encounters, and Legends of the Road is a compilation of short accounts of drivers (mostly truckers) who have encountered strange things while driving. Most were alone, some with other people.

The book is sectioned off into different categories: Just Plain Weird, Messages and Assistance from the Spirit World, Haunted Highways: Legends & Lore of the Road, and Time Slips.

Just Plain Weird has many stories of alien beings, strange lights etc. Assistance from the Spirit World contains stories of spirits – from a flashing of lights to a presence that appears in the vehicle – with the ability to avert bad circumstances. Haunted Highways has some very strange stories of appearances by spirits crossing the roads, being in the surrounding areas, etc. and really just making their presence known, for good or bad.

Time Slips was my favorite segment of the book, with spirits from different eras appearing to these drivers, many telling stories of their own lives.

Keep in mind that these are recitations by drivers who are not necessarily writers, so they are really just relating their experiences.

The book is fascinating and doesn’t make me want to become a driver riding around these areas by myself any time soon. These are true accounts of things that have happened to these people and make you understand that there probably is a lot more to our world than our own physical beings.

Annie Wilder has brought together some fascinating people with some very interesting and scary, sometimes vital, encounters.

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Joanne has always been an avid reader and loves the ability to lose herself in someone else’s life for the time that it takes to read about it. She has a huge admiration for authors and the worlds that they create for us. She enjoys reading to her granddaughters and hopes that they take up the love of reading.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Tor Books. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received