Warren Sumner is an alcoholic with a wife and two kids. His marriage is in shambles but an untimely death gets in the way when three thugs kill him and his children while critically injuring this wife. While death marks the end of life for many, it triggers a new turn of events for Warren. As he returns to the mortal world in the form of a ghost, he is smitten with revenge not just for the people who murdered his family but also for his partner who is embezzling funds from their company as well as having an affair with his wife.
Wraith by Raymond Bolton is a revenge fantasy that explores the dark psyche of the protagonist, featuring a solid storyline. The book explores how two worlds, namely the mortal realm and the afterlife, intersect. It examines the consequences of greed, vengeance, infidelity, and betrayal. It is a captivating story with characters that face some of the harshest questions that life throws at us, bringing to light some of the darkest fantasies that inhabit the human mind. It presents an intriguing view of how the living and dead can interact providing unexpected plot twists throughout to keep readers hooked.
Raymond Bolton and his works are lauded as some of the most phenomenal pieces in literature, earning high praise from best-selling authors and other authoritative figures. In Wraith, he makes his readers follow the protagonist on a paranormal journey where he has to overcome the obstacles of being present yet physically absent. The author fills the pages with grim humor, with compelling and interesting scenes like when Warren tries to stop his partner from fleeing law enforcement with a huge sum of money; it is interesting to observe as a ghost struggles to communicate with the living while meeting other souls along the way, resulting in thought-provoking conversations. This is a hypnotic read that leaves the reader feeling as though they just woke up from a weird dream.