11. The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill (1983)
Length: 164 pages
Started: 2 February 2013
Finished: 3 February 2013
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 2 February 2013
Why do I have it? I like horror and Susan Hill is a new author for me.
Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to the town of Crythin Gifford – deep in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. He comes to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow’s house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and cloaked in mystery, however Arthur is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind Eel Marsh House’s sheltered windows.
The routine business trip Arthur anticipated upon his arrival quickly takes a horrifying turn. He glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral and a creeping sense of dread begins to take hold within him. As he sorts through Mrs. Drablow’s papers, Arthur is continually haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and apparitions – a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap in trouble, and a child’s terrified scream in the fog.
I have to say that I absolutely loved this book. The story was just my style of horror! Mareena was looking through the bookshelves and just had to grab this book before anyone else did. She had bought an ebook of this book for herself about a year ago and had been on the lookout for a physical copy of The Woman in Black: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill ever since. I give this book an A+! and I have Mrs. Dewinter by the same author already on my bookshelf. I’ll also be placing The Mist in the Mirror by Susan Hill on my Wish List.
A+! – (96-100%)
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight