Berkley Street Book Review #30

I got this series of 9 books, the first being Berkley Street, using my last credit from my trial period on Audible. I thought it was excellent that I was getting 9 books, but it was also a bit of a gamble, I mean, what if I didn’t like them?!

Berkley Street – Book 1

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

Shane Ryan returns to Nashua and the childhood memories that drove him to join the Marines. After a prolonged legal battle with his aunt and uncle, Shane has possession of the family home where his parents disappeared over 20 years ago. The house, a monstrous castle filled with ghosts and secrets, is more alive than its inhabitants.

When his aunt and uncle come to town, then vanish, Shane’s life takes a turn for the worse. Detective Marie Lafontaine immediately labels Shane as the prime suspect. And in a race against time, Shane desperately searches for clues about his parents.

But there’s something lurking beyond the walls and beneath the surface. Something sinister that has haunted him ever since he saw its face in the pond behind the house. And it isn’t happy that Shane is back.

It isn’t happy at all.

My Thoughts

I enjoyed this first book in the Berkley Street series. Shane is a likeable character who you feel quite sorry for when you read what he had to deal with as a child living in this haunted house.

There are many different ghosts of all different temperaments and I grew to quite like some of them, as did Shane.
However, he left when as soon as he could to join the Marines and stayed away for 20 years, only returning when he won a legal battle brought on by his aunt and uncle who thought they had more rights to the house than Shane did when his mum and dad disappeared.

I can’t say the book really scared me, books rarely do but it was an enjoyable ghost story.

Berkley Street book cover


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  1. mumjd 17th September 2019 at 10:14 pm

    Ghost stories aren’t usually top of my list to read, but this does sound intriguing #readwithme

  2. sarahmo3w 17th September 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I liked the sound of this, apart from that it was a ghost story! I’m really not into ghost stories at all, but glad you enjoyed it. Hopefully you will be happy to read all nine books in the series.

  3. Chantelle Hazelden (@MamaMummyMum) 16th September 2019 at 5:07 pm

    I’m the same with books, I’m rarely scared. My eldest is the ghost story fan #readwithme

  4. Catherine @ Story Snug 16th September 2019 at 1:52 pm

    I don’t think this sounds like a book for me. I’m not a fan of ghost stories!


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