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The Woman in Black by Susan Hill
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Mar 05, 2011

it was amazing
Read from March 05 to 16, 2011

This is a wonderful, cozy little ghost story. Arthur Kripps sets out to tell a ghost story he has kept to himeself for most of his life. Set in Crythin Gifford, a small town on the coast in eastern England during the early 20th century, Kripps, as a young lawyer, finds himself sent to the remote house of a recently deceased client to sort through her papers. Upon arriving in the town, he is immediately aware of a sense of darkness surrounding his client's house; no one in the town will accompany him to the house. At her funeral, he notices a strange lady, dressed in black, who promptly disappears. Kripps arrives at the house (known as Eel Marsh House), which is very desolate and isolated, as it sits on a causeway that leaves the house unreachable by land except at low tide. Strange noises from the house and the land around it are only some of the terrors Kripps faces while in the house. Ultimately the mystery and the horror that surrounds the woman in black comes to light and Kripps find his life forever changed by it.

I really enjoyed this novel; the story was not overly scary, but it was spooky. I would recommend it as a great pre-Halloween read.
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