Author: Susan Hill
Star Rating: 4.5/5
When Junior Solicitor: Arthur Kipps is summoned to attend the funeral of the recently deceased Alice Drablow, and deal with her old papers and financial business, little does he imagine the secrets that entangle Eel Marsh House, and the shadow that overcasts it, in village conversation. On his travels ‘up north’ he becomes acquainted with various other interesting characters including Mr Samuel Dailey, and Mr Jerome, and ultimately: the woman in black and is plunged into a chilling nightmare.
Mr Kipps, the narrator of the story, first becomes aware of the sinister tales surrounding Eel Marsh House as a result of the local’s limited conversation about the place and refusal to approach the property. However: as the sensible, level-headed man he is, Mr Kipps ignores the signs, and anticipates his task ahead. But then at Mrs Drablow’s funeral, Kipps sees…
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