Haunted by James HerbertHaunted by James Herbert

My rating: 5/5

Three nights of terror at the house called Edbrook.

Three nights in which David Ash, there to investigate a haunting will be victim of horrifying and maleficent games.

Three nights in which he will face the blood-chilling enigma of his own past.

Three nights before Edbrook’s dreadful secret will be revealed . . . And the true nightmare will begin.

The Secret of Crickley Hall was the first James Herbert book that I bought. I thoroughly enjoyed it so I went on a hunt for more. I was lucky enough to find Haunted lurking in a local bookshop and at the bargain price of £1.50 I couldn’t resist.

The first book in the David Ash trilogy, it centres around David, a paranormal investigator sent by the Psychical Institute to investigate a haunting in a country house called Edbrook.

I have to admit that it was a little slow going at first, but that and the fact that the outcome was obvious to me from about half way through didn’t deter me and once I had started I couldn’t put it down. I adored the character David Ash so I was thrilled to discover that this was book one in a series. The Ghosts of Sleath was an excellent sequel as was Ash, even if somewhat far-fetched. On the whole, a thoroughly enjoyable book and one I am sure I will return to again and again.