The Little Strangerby Waters, Sarah
Hundreds Hall, a once-magnificent Georgian estate in rural England, is slowly crumbling during the fall of the British class system after World War II. The house with moth-eaten brocade draperies and threadbare carpets has something else lurking in the dim passageways and shadowy corners - something unseen and possibly paranormal that plagues the Ayres family who has lived there for generations. When the spinet is played for the first time in ages to the clink of cocktail glasses topped off with Italian vermouth, tragic events begin to unfold, unraveling the minds of the people who live in Hundreds Hall.
An eerie tale that slowly creeps along with icy fingers, The Little Stranger is historical fiction in an atmosphere of nebulous horror. Rich, descriptive language and a setting so real that it becomes a major character make this a story to savor on a cold night to the sound of a crackling fire.
Reviewed by kjs, 10/10. Other reviews by kjs. Have you read this book? Tell us what you think!