The Woman in Black is truly an engrossing ghost story with a haunting ambiance that will stay with you long after you finish the book! The book was hard to put down as I couldn't wait to find out when the woman in black would appear again. This is a great rainy day read about a horrific tragedy that will make the hair on your neck stand on end. I will say that Eel Marsh House will stay in my mind for a very long time.
Very good gothic ghost story.
Creepy, atmospheric, ghost story about complete hatred and despair that manifests itself into a haunting of pure evil. Great descriptions by the author.
This was a quick read and very well written. that said, I thought this "ghost story" was over hyped and not in the league of Shirley Jackson or Stephen King at all. Read it for the eloquent victorian style of writing, story was "eh".
A satisfyingly creepy ghost story that ranks up with the classics "The Uninvited" by Dorothy Macardle, "The Haunting of Hill House" by Shirley Jackson, "The Elementals" by Michael McDowell, and "Hell House" by Richard Matheson (although not as over-the-top as the last one.)It's not really a "young adult" book, although young readers can enjoy it as well.
This was an interesting story, although not as scary as I had thought it would be.
This is as chilling a ghost story as you'll ever read, sinister and atmospheric. Susan Hill unerringly creates an engaging and most believable narrator, one whose language and matter-of-fact tone belie the horror of the tale he tells. There is no excess here, just a nearly perfect scary story that I couldn't put down.
Just creepy enough to keep the light on at night.