The Marsburg Diaries - Chris White
About the book:
Harvey Marsburg, son of the late William Marsburg, is reading through his deceased father's long-lost diary. At first, Harv is annoyed at the peculiarities of his father, irritated that he has to uncover old wounds by reading this old book. But he finds to his amazement that his father might not actually have been mad. In fact it appears that William may have been nearly 150 years old when he died in 1977. Now his body lies decomposing in a Yorkshire mausoleum, but his legacy lives on. Harvey reads cryptic notes from the executor: "May your father rest in peace. He deserves it." Something watches him from the darknesses of his house as he reads the diary with growing interest. Plus, there are two other books in that old trunk that the foundation sent. One of them, he could swear it, is calling to him..
This book follows William who had a tenuous relationship with his father many years ago. After he died William received items belonging to his father, including a trunk that he has never to this point looked in. After receiving a letter from his father the opens the trunk and finds a safe within there, locked away for all these year are three books. The first of which he picks up and finds is his fathers diary from many years ago, feeling compelled to read the diary, and this is where the story really starts to take a turn.
I found this book well written and compelling to read. The story of William and his fathers diary along with all the strange happenings really pull the reader into the story. I really enjoyed the darkness behind the story, and found that the author has done a really good job in weaving a world of which is believable and enticing. I cant wait to read the next instalment of this novella to find out where all the darkness is going to lead William, as well as what else he is going to find out about his fathers past that he doesn't know.