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The Little Stranger

A ghost story from one of Britain's finest and best loved writers. After her award-winning trilogy of Victorian novels, Sarah Waters turned to the 1940s and wrote The Night Watch, a tender and tragic novel set against the backdrop of wartime Britain. Short-listed for both the Orange and the Man Booker, it went straight to number one in the best-seller chart. 
In a dusty postwar summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his. Prepare yourself. From this wonderful writer who continues to astonish us, now comes a chilling ghost story.

Little, Brown Book Group
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A novel that gives a glimpse through the curtains of the residents living in a village in the wake of a young girls disappearance. With no body or evidence of foul play, there isn't much for the police to work on. Being a fan of fast pace crime books, this wasn't really cup of tea.

A gentle evocation of country life. Season come and go through the 13 years of the narrative. The small day to day lives of the village play out alongside the menacing threat of the disappearance of Becky. Not a novel for the whodunit fans, and its unique writing style might not be for everyone.

A fly on the wall into the lives of the families in a rural village. In the wake of the disappearance of a young girl. An interesting take up of the changing seasons through the 13 years since the disappearance. I really enjoyed this book. But would have liked a different ending.
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