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The Little Stranger is ‘haunting’

By Jessica Schneider May 29, 2009, 18:33 GMT

The Little Stranger is ‘haunting’

A chilling and vividly rendered ghost story set in postwar Britain, by the bestselling and award-winning author of The Night Watch and Fingersmith. Sarah Waters’s trilogy of Victorian novels Tipping the Velvet, Affinity, and Fingersmith earned her legions of fans around the world, a number of awards, and a reputation as one of today’s most gifted historical novelists. With her most recent book, The Night Watch, Waters turned to the ...more

“The Little Stranger” by Sarah Waters has been noted as “haunting” by USA Today. The reviewer notes: “Prepare for serious chills on the beach with Sarah Waters' smart ghost story.”

Booklist has a similar remark: “An eerie ghost story mixed with piercing class commentary, Waters’ latest is downright haunting.”

PW states: “Supernatural trouble kicks in after Caroline's mild-mannered black Lab, Gyp, attacks a visiting child. A damaging fire, a suicide and worse follow. Faraday, one of literature's more unreliable narrators, carries the reader swiftly along to the devastating conclusion.”

Published by Riverhead, the novel finishes at 480 pages. Read a little more at USA Today.

More info can be found on Amazon, as well as reader comments.


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