Sunday, 19 February 2017

The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

"The Woman in Black" by Susan Hill was a fantastic read, so fluid I read it all in practically one sitting. As deliciously eerie as an Edgar Allan Poe, gothic and dark, told in a language that brilliantly captures the tone of a late 19th novel (although written in 1983!)

The story is told by Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor sent by his firm to the funeral of their client Mrs Drablow, and instructed to go through all her documents to bring back those related to her estate. Mrs Drablow was a widow with no children who lived in a large house on the marshes outside the village. It is in the house that brave Kipps is going to spend the two nights that will change his life forever.

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