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Thanks for the great review of: The Woman in Black. I really would like to read this one.


Diane--This is a nice, slender novel and one that would read fairly quickly!

A Bookshelf Monstrosity

This sounds like a wonderful read. Thanks for your review. I'm adding it to my reading list.

Dorothy W.

Nice review! I found it interesting that Arthur was determined to face the ghost and the strange noises, and he wasn't going to let them beat him, or so he thought. Eventually he knows he's in for something really difficult, but he's determined to go through with it anyway. What confidence! The lesson of the book, of course, is that such confidence is totally misplaced, and we would be better off being more cautious. I'm not sure if that's a good lesson to learn or not.


Lovely review. This one sounds spooky and I'm very curious about it. I've not read anything by Susan Hill but I've put this one on the list.


I'm so enjoying reading everyone's reviews, and this is a wonderful one as ever! I'm not sure what I can say about it myself that hasn't already been said brilliantly. But I did enjoy it and thought it was atmospheric and well-written. Great ongoing discussion, too!


I love Susan Hill ever since I read The Man in the Picture last year. She has a very deft hand at creating atmosphere. This one is going on my wishlist!


A Bookshelf Monstrosity--I hope you like it. It's one of my favorite ghost stories.
Dorothy--He certainly learned the lesson the hard way and at a high cost. It's a wonder he could marry again at all. He was very optimistic going in--too much so, but then he must not have believed in ghosts. I think after that first night I would have run far away. I wonder at what point the woman in black decided she was going to wreak havoc on him. What did he do to deserve that? Maybe he got away and was happy with his wife and child--something she never had.
Heather--This is the only book I've read by her but I would like to try some of her others. I also have one of her mysteries on hand.
Litlove--It's always interesting to read everyone else's posts. I get so much more out of a book as everyone takes something slightly different away from the story. I'm so glad to see some new members and this is one of the best discussions we've had in a while!
Andi--That sounds like a great title--I'll have to look it up and see what it's about. She is talented at creating just the right atmosphere. The perfect book for a rainy afternoon.


Classic scary story stuff with the protagonist not electing to do the sensible thing. That is part of the fun though, isn't it. Love the atmosphere Hill creates just like you especially her descriptions of fog and other obfuscated views. Nothing is clear to our terrified hero. Great Halloween fun!


Frances--I love a book with good atmosphere like this. Hill is certainly talented in this area. It was a fun read and I hope to try some of her other ghost stories out as well!

Kathleen Pizzo

This sounds like a good one to add to my list to read on a cold winter's night by the fire or maybe even next Halloween!


Kathleen--This is one to read on a cool, drizzly night. And it's short enough to read in one or two sittings, too. I plan on reading more of her ghost stories, as I hear she's written others.

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