JULIA Author:Peter Straub In a house in London a woman starts a new life, trying to put tragedy behind her. Then a pretty blonde child runs into view, bringing with her an inexplicable suggestion of evil. — Once Julia Lofting had a husband and a daughter. But everything has changed since she bolted from her marriage, in flight from the unbearable truth of her daughter's d... more »eath. For Julia, there is no escape. Another child awaits, another mother suffers, and a circle of the damned gathers around her. The haunting has begun.« less
"Julia will make your flesh creep...is Julia Lofting's husband coldly plotting to drive her insane? Is she unbalanced by the death of her child?? Or is she truly being haunted by the ghost of an obscenely nasty little girl who happens to inhabit the Loftings fashionable London House?..........." Cosmopolitan
This book is one of my favorite reads at 255 pages. It is an hauntingly beautiful tale--and the story comes together at the end. I was never quite sure whether Julia was being haunted or driven insane, or a little of both probably.
This book is comparable to great ghost stories such as Shirley Jackson's Hill House. You wont be able to put it down it is so eerie. The people this woman has surrounded herself with are trying to get her money by driving her insane or IS there a ghost? Its really wonderful writing by the pro Peter Straub. Amazingly good.