The Woman In Black
‘Heartstoppingly chilling’ Daily Express
As The Woman in Black celebrates thirty years on stage, discover the truly terrifying classic English ghost story behind the play.
Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the sole inhabitant of Eel Marsh House. The house stands at the end of a causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but it is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creeping sense of unease begins to take hold, a feeling deepened by the reluctance of the locals to talk of the woman in black – and her terrible purpose.
‘No one chills the heart like Susan Hill’ Daily Telegraph
This spine-tingling novel... will certainly keep your nerves jangling * Woman's Weekly * It is bursting with classic Gothic horror motifs and Susan Hill is a master of atmospheric descriptions. She evokes so cleverly the decrepit Eel Marsh House, the mention of its name enough to make the locals pause, their faces darken in unspoken wariness... The Woman in Black gives a thrilling sense of unease and provides just the right level of things that go bump in the night for a spine-tingling good read. * Khoollect * Irresistibly dramatic... Susan Hill has done the genre real honour * Chicago Tribune * One of the strongest stories of supernatural horror...the work bursts into life and does not flag until the end * Washington Post * She writes with great power... Authentically chilling * Daily Telegraph * Hill's haunting tales may be slim, but they pull no punches... * Harper's Bazaar * Susan Hill is the reigning queen of ghost writers and her period novella...is a classic, broodingly creepy and at times terrifying -- Michael Hogan * Observer * Terrifying... creepy classic * Daily Mail * Heartstoppingly chilling * Daily Express * A rattling good yarn, the sort that chills the mind as well as the spine * Guardian * An excellent ghost story... magnificently eerie... compulsive reading * Evening Standard * No one chills the heart like Susan Hill * Daily Telegraph *
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