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The Little Stranger by Sarah Waters
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Sep 28, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: book-discussion-group, british, historical-fiction, thriller, mystery, supernatural, horror, ww-2-era
Read in September, 2009

I was up all night reading this gripping scary seemingly old-fashioned horror story! It certainly creates an extraordinary palpable atmosphere of the haunted old British estate, with a very unusual love story. An underdog doctor that rose above his roots of poverty and an eccentric squire's daughter who "would have been heiress" reduced to poverty, make for an unlikely, but credible match. However, there are some twists.
I can't say any more as I don't want to give the story away.
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Linda It was very good, wasn't it?

message 2: by Gwen (last edited Aug 22, 2010 09:06PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Gwen Haaland I read "The Little Stranger" in about two days (fast for me!) last fall for a book group that met at my home and was enthralled with it. We even had a professor (Dr Erik Kubik, on my friends list here) attend that particular meeting as a guest since has had some experience with the paranormal. We had a very lively discussion. I now recall that different folks inferred different conclusions from the book. Wish you could have been with us.

Linda I do too. Must have been fun!

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