A Creepy Mystery

4.5 out of 5 stars

Deep Night isn’t the first Ibsen novel I’ve read but it very quickly reminded me of why I love reading his work so much.  He’s able to creep me out in a way that stays with me when I go to bed. Sure, listening right before I go to sleep isn’t a good idea, but I can’t help it! He writes his novels in such a way that I need to know what is happening (and if people are going to be okay).

Deep Night is no different.  Ibsen is able to set the tone as dark and ominous almost right away.  He’s able to creep you out (aided by the excellent narration by Kyle Tait) of the “tap, tap, tap, tap, tap” that happens at night.  Anything that goes bump in the night freaks me out – so I knew I was in for it with Deep Night.

I also want to call out the artwork for this.  It perfectly mixes the combination of mystery/whodunit with the paranormal/horror elements.  The only obvious thing missing is a red umbrella – but that would probably take away from the whole vibe (also some foreshadowing to part of the book if you haven’t read it).

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Deep Night.  It had me hanging on every word but also had me freaked out that I felt like I needed to stop it at any minute.  I love the intermingling of the mystery and horror elements.  And I liked Ulrich as a character a lot.  I see that it’s a series and I can’t wait to read more from him!

Book Description:

IT COMES AT NIGHT

Pawn shop owner Nancy Pruitt is being stalked. Every night since bringing a mysterious painting into her home, she’s been awakened by a rapping at her bedroom window. What’s more, the nightly visitor seems to bear quite the resemblance to a figure in her new painting….

Enter Harlan Ulrich: Coffee-fueled eccentric and private detective.

Running from a ghost-filled past, Ulrich settles down in Tanglewood, Ohio, hoping to turn a new leaf and put the supernatural behind him.

But upon getting involved with Nancy’s case, the detective realizes he may have just gotten wrapped up in precisely the kind of investigation he’s been trying to avoid.

DEEP NIGHT is a novel of supernatural suspense, the first in the Detective Harlan Ulrich series.

Deep Night by Ambrose Ibsen
Narrator: Kyle Tait
Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
Series: Detective Harlan Ulrich #1
Published by Self Published on June 27th 2019
Genres: Horror, Mystery
Format: Audiobook
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Also by this author: Whispering Corridors, Asylum (Afterlife Investigations #1), Forest (Afterlife Investigations #2), The Occupant (Afterlife Investigations #3)

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