The Woman in Black
Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitor, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the... show more
Proud and solitary, Eel Marsh House surveys the windswept reaches of the salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway. Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, is summoned to attend the funeral of Mrs Alice Drablow, the house's sole inhabitor, unaware of the tragic secrets which lie hidden behind the shuttered windows. It is not until he glimpses a wasted young woman, dressed all in black, at the funeral, that a creepy 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.
Publish date: 1998-08-06
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
It was nine-thirty on Christmas Eve. -first sentence This is a dark, gothic, ghost story. The narrator, Arthur, recounts his experience at Eel Marsh house with the Woman in Black and how it changed his life forever. The story has haunted him for years and by writing it down, he hopes to be able...
After finishing and loving [b:The Silent Companions|34600633|The Silent Companions|Laura Purcell|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1489571003s/34600633.jpg|55746774]I really wanted to another gothic/period style ghost story to creep me out and when The Woman In Black came up in in my recommendati...
I'll let the book itself tell it my main sensation was one of tedium and a certain lethargy, combined with a desire to finish the job As a love letter and homage to Victorian ghosts stories, it fell very short. Hill clearly is familiar with the elements, which is necessary, but then fumbles th...
Well, this one was a little tedious for me. Maybe I wasn't in the mood. I'm not sure how it could read fast and slow at the same time, but it did. I think it could have used a little more to it. Not horrible, but just a little better than ok. 2+ Stars.
I gave this story 4.5 stars. However I had to round it up on Goodreads to 5 stars.So I don't know if I am rating this favorable because the last two books I finished made me want to scream and kick something or not. For the most part I loved the story until we got to the subpar ending which didn't d...