The Little Stranger

Genre: Gothic; Mystery; Horror; Supernatural

Publisher: Virago

When Dr Faraday attends the Ayres’ Hundreds Hall estate, he quickly becomes a family friend and privy to their troubles: Roderick’s lingering post-war trauma; Mrs Ayre’s grief for her late daughter; their collective struggles to maintain the increasingly dilapidated estate. Waters’ haunting narrative has shades of Shirley Jackson and Poe, and the plot builds with ever-escalating tension and insidious menace.

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