The Woman in Black
(Book 2 for RIP)
The Woman in Black by Susan Hill.
Paperback: 200 pages
Publisher: Vintage;(January 3, 2012)
A classic ghost story: the chilling tale of a menacing specter haunting a small English town. Arthur Kipps is an up-and-coming London solicitor who is sent to Crythin Gifford--a faraway town in the windswept salt marshes beyond Nine Lives Causeway--to attend the funeral and settle the affairs of a client, Mrs. Alice Drablow of Eel Marsh House. Mrs. Drablow's house stands at the end of the causeway, wreathed in fog and mystery, but Kipps is unaware of the tragic secrets that lie hidden behind its sheltered windows. The routine business trip he anticipated quickly takes a horrifying turn when he finds himself haunted by a series of mysterious sounds and images--a rocking chair in a deserted nursery, the eerie sound of a pony and trap, a child's scream in the fog, and, most terrifying of all, a ghostly woman dressed all in black.
Well, this certainly is the perfect book for RIP!
I am not usually into ghost stories but this one was done really well.
Just the fact that it depended on the tide to get to the house in question was enough to make ME want to stay away! I didn't see the movie when it came out and had wanted to since it was Danielle Radcliff. Maybe I will consider picking up the movie!
The Amazon review is a better review than I could ever give. I did find that it was one of those books you pick up immediately upon sitting down in your favorite chair. Since it isn't a big book you read it rather quickly!
If you still need a book to read.. this would be a perfect read!