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Winston Graham
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Woman in the Mirror

3.46  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Norah has been in the Syme household a few days before she learns of her close resemblance to her employer's niece, Marion Syme, who drowned several years ago. Is there something to be afraid of in the half-deserted house - or something more sinister, in the psyche of someone who lives there?
'Distinctly superior atmospheric suspense story.' Observer
'Fit for Hitchcock's
Paperback, 218 pages
Published October 10th 2013 by Policy Press (first published March 1975)
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Elizabeth Elwood
May 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although this novel is set in the fifties, it reminded me of the Gothic romantic novels of the Victorian Era. The atmosphere is sinister, and the heroine, Norah Faulkner, in true Jane Eyre tradition, is a young woman left alone in the world. Now that her father has died, she is travelling to a remote part of Wales to take on a job with an older woman who befriended her in the past. The train journey to Norah’s destination is so vivid that I felt as if I were travelling along, yet the trip is ...more
Dec 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, open_library
Wait...that was the ending? Are you sure? You don't want to give us a few more details? Maybe a proper denouement? No? Well, OK.

Anyway, interesting story. Intriguing characters. After this book and Marnie, I'm starting to gather that Winston Graham specialized in damaged personalities. That and open endings...
A grieving and recently heartbroken Norah arrives at Morb House to accept Althea Syme's offer to act as her secretary. While recuperating from her loss, she gets entangled into the affairs of the Syme household, including a brother's obsession with his long-dead sister, questions of inheritance, an older woman's attraction to a much younger one, and ghostly tappings at night. An atmosphere of menace is present as Norah gets deeper into the heart of the mystery and into complicated relationships, ...more
Oct 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good old suspense story
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I found this book on the "free" rack at the library and I chose it because I know the author, Winston Graham is a good writer and I enjoy his "Poldark" series. On the front of the book it says: "a novel of romantic suspense" and it is packaged to look like a Victoria Holt novel of the same time period: mid-seventies. Well, in its scant 200 pages, Mr. Graham covers the ground pretty thoroughly with: latent lesbiansm, incest, schizophrenia, murder, a possessed rocking horse and other supernatural ...more
Jennifer Lafferty
Anyone who is a fan of Winston Graham would love this book. I couldn't stop reading it. It was full of excitement, suspense, romance.It kind of reminded me of an old fashioned melodrama. Of all the male authors I've read Winston Graham is probably the best at writing for female characters.

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May 21, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
A yawn has more suspense. Seven years bad luck if you read this book, much less finish it.
Feb 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love Winston Graham. Not as good as Marnie or The Walking Stick but still an enjoyable read.
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Winston Graham was the author of forty novels. His books have been widely translated and the Poldark series has been developed into two television series, shown in 22 countries. Six of Winston Graham's books have been filmed for the big screen, the most notable being Marnie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Winston Graham was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL) and in 1983 was invested ...more