Ghost House Author:Norman Berrow Peter and Marilyn Somerset are motoring home from a wedding along the English coast when a violent storm forces them to seek refuge in an isolated house situated on a small island. Crossing the rickety bridge to refuge they spot a man washed up on shore, and rescue him, bringing three uninvited guests into the "Ghost House." Supposedly... more » uninhabited for years, they are surprised to find the owner and a few other guests in residence. When strange noises begin and ghostly apparitions appear in mirrors, they hear the story behind the house; when the storm washes away the bridge and knocks out the power Marilyn and Peter are faced with spending time in the house with its strange assortment of people, both dead and alive.
An okay story, but not a gripping page-turner. This story was written just as the war in Europe was about to start; it was revised many years later, and is supposedly much different.
The writing is a bit old-fashioned, and although it's part ghost-story, it is mostly a mystery/thriller that reminded me a bit of The 39 Steps (although it all takes place in the house.) I thought it was a little too wordy and could have been trimmed a bit, but it was an okay read.