Horror Reviews · May 2014 Book Reviews

Book Review: The Little Stranger

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Author: Sarah Waters
Pages: 466
Published: April 30, 2009
Genre: Historical Fiction, Horror, Mystery, Gothic
Rating: 4/5

The Little Stranger follows Dr. Faraday as he re-discovers the Hundreds Hall mansion that he visited as a child. He is called out to the home on night to check on one of the maids that has suddenly taken ill. Dr. Faraday is excited to be inside the home again, but never expected to become as enthralled with the Ayers family as he is. The more time he spends in the home, the more he begins to realize that it is no accident when other members of the household begin to get severely ill or die. There seems to be an ever present force inside the home that has complete control over everyone that resides there.

I had to give this book a 4/5 because I wasn’t 100% in love with the story. I did enjoy it a lot, and there were some points where I felt thoroughly creeped out. But honestly, it took about 10 chapters for that to happen. I enjoyed the story of Dr. Faraday and the Ayers family, but felt this book left a little to be desired.

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