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Berkley Street by Ron Ripley
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it was amazing
bookshelves: audio-book, for-review

Oh god, this book gave me chills!! I couldn't read it at night as the very first night I did, I ended up with vivid dreams and was jumping at every noise!!

Shane has finally moved back into the house of his childhood, not that he wanted to but necessity to find his parents made him. You see, the house is haunted and Shane had never intended on coming back, but the house didn't want him to stay away and so made his parents disappear! Can he find the answers before it's too late, or will the house swallow him whole too?

Poor Shane. What a childhood he had!! The story is told in flashbacks to his youth and to the present, so we see the whole picture slowly unravel! I have to say that when I was a kid, I wouldn't have been so brave as Shane and would have run screaming and crying and never return to that hell hole!!

Character wise, I loved Shane. He is resigned to the fact that he will have to explore the house in order to get answers, but worst of all is that he will have to enter the dreaded cellar, where the darkest spirits lay!! Despite him being so scared, I admired his willingness to do what was needed to get the answers.

I also loved the detective who comes to investigate Shane in the disappearance of his aunt and uncle. She saw some weird stuff but wanted to help Shane solve the mystery. I also loved seeing their friendship grow!! (Hopefully becoming more ;))

Anyway, this book was incredibly creepy but totally captivating! It gave me chills, had me hiding behind my pillow and checking every noise I heard in my house! It would make a brilliant TV episode! This narrator definitely knows how to scare his readers and I can't wait to read more from him!

Thom Bowers was impressive in this. He knew when to amp up the tension and when to bring the story to the next gear. My heart was racing at times listening to it!! Thoroughly enjoyed his narration and this story. Can't wait for the next.

*I received this as a gift but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.*
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Reading Progress

December 24, 2016 – Started Reading
December 24, 2016 – Shelved
December 24, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
December 24, 2016 – Shelved as: audio-book
December 24, 2016 – Shelved as: for-review
December 24, 2016 –
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December 24, 2016 –
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December 25, 2016 –
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December 25, 2016 – Finished Reading

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