I first saw Hundreds Hall when I was ten years old. It was the summer after the war, and the Ayreses still had most of their money then, were still big people in the district.
A fellow staff member recommended this book to me, and I am glad she did. The Little Stranger is a suspenseful edge-of-the-seat tale about a haunted house. Sarah Waters is a great storyteller. Her plots are riveting, but never at the expense of her lushly descriptive prose. The Little Stranger reaches a level of psychological depth that isn’t for the faintest of heart. It didn’t just scare me – it creepy-crawled its fingers into my brain and unsettled me for a long time afterward. When I reached the middle of this book, I could not stop reading (even though it was four o’clock in the morning and I had work the next day)! If you enjoy a good haunted house story, be sure to check out this book!
Check the BPL catalog for this title: The Little Stranger