Authors: Rachel Hawkins, Ash Parsons, Vicky Alvear Shecter
Series: The Haunting of Beatrix Greene
Publisher: Serial Box
Released: October 28th, 2020
Warnings: Sibling death, graphic violence, gore, suicide
I received a copy of The Haunting of Beatrix Greene in exchange for a fair and honest review.
The Haunting of Beatrix Greene Vol. 1 is a series on Serial Box that is absolutely perfect to dive into this spooky season (in case it wasn’t obvious, I read this right around Halloween).
Beatrix Greene has done an excellent job of making a name and reputation for herself. She came from nothing, and built her way up to this point. How? By reading people and telling them the things they needed to hear in over to help move on from the loss of a loved one.
Yes, Beatrix fully believed that she is a con artist, like many others out there. The biggest difference is that she won’t delve into silly tricks and flash moves. Her class brought her name to the attention of James Walker, and a haunted house he desperately needed answers about.
“It was…inconvenient, then, when she had these little moments of, if not shame, exactly, but something akin to regret.”
I went into The Haunting of Beatrix Greene with pretty high expectations, if I’m being truthful here. So far, I’ve loved everything that has come out of Serial Box, and thus assumed that it would be the same here.
Thankfully, I wasn’t wrong! While Beatrix is not my favorite of the series available (Jessica Jones: Playing With Fire has that honor), it was still a highly entertaining story. One that delved into the more graphic side of things, making it a perfect read for the Halloween season.
Right from the first introduction of this world, I knew that it was going to be a captivating one. I adore this aesthetic – haunted houses and horrid creatures roaming around in this time period. Beatrix’s grit and determination helped to carry the story, while James’ tortured history added all of the raw emotion one could ever hope for.
“So much of Beatrix’s success lay in reading people correctly.”
I’ll admit that I was a bit surprised by just how dark (and graphic) this first season ended up getting. That isn’t a bad thing! While not expected, it did fit in nicely with what the story was trying to show and tell us.
Meanwhile, the romantic subplot helped to balance out all of the more daunting edges, adding a little spark of hope in what was otherwise a fairly dark story. On that note, I can’t wait to see how the second season of this series develops (I have no doubt that there will be a second season!).