I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Sick House. It caught my attention very early into the book, for some reason. I think perhaps I could relate to the P..Show More ».I.'s character, which seldom happens. The story was not overly gruesome and had the right amount of suspense along with some humor and notable characters. I look forward to reading more books by A. Ibsen.
Another superb ghost story by Ambrose Ibsen about PI Harlan Ulrich, who now loses his appartment due to money problems. An old acquaintance offers hi..Show More »m to house-sit his huge building, Exeter House, for a week while he's on a business trip. Harlan moves in and gets acquainted with a cat and then things starts happining.
Ulrich still has to face his fears for the supernatural which he's the only one to believe and he has to get along with the 'creepy' cat as well. Nobody believes what he sees, so he's determined to continue solving the mystery despite that he's scared. However, he finds out that if you don't help the ghosts solving whats happened in the past, they cannot rest in peace.
Again, it's a brilliant horror-like mystery with a lots of twists of turns and you're constantly curious for what happens next. I'm awaiting the next book with exitement.
The Ulrich Files has the perfect narrator in Jake Urry and I don't even notice much where in the world this story is based and I don't care. Jake is British and does these Ohio-based novels to a 5 star rating and if someone has to pull a scottish accent, Jake is the guy. He has the perfect voice for thrillers, mysteries and horror and knows exactly how to use the right tonal voice performance in the right places of the story. As soon as Jake starts a horror story, I get the chills!
*This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review.
The main character of this book was really hard up for money in the book that preceded this, so it was really cool to see him doing a job for the sake..Show More » of the job in this book because he cared about the job so much, and the money was secondary.
This story had atmosphere and was moody. Ambrose Ibsen did a great job of setting the tone, and Jake Urry did an amazing job of oozing out the mood. Jake is one of my favorite narrators and I plan to stalk him on Audible until I have listened to nearly everything he has done.
If you like mysteries and ghost stories, this book is a perfect mashup. Give it a listen and you won't be sorry. I bought this book after hearing the one that came before this, and I'm hooked on this series now!