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Dark,
Dramatic,
Slow

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The Little Stranger
by Sarah Waters

Published: 2009-04-30
Hardcover : 480 pages
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Recommended to book clubs by 4 of 8 members
"The #1 book of 2009...Several sleepless nights are guaranteed."—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a ...
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"The #1 book of 2009...Several sleepless nights are guaranteed."—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly

One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once impressive 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. Its owners—mother, son, and daughter—are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. 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 intimately entwined with his.
 
 

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  "The Little Stranger"by Heathervw (see profile) 02/25/14

Very slow to start, but a supernatural, somewhat suspenseful story later on, with an inconclusive ending to discuss.

 
  "Occasionally gripping, but bit of a let down"by laurajane83 (see profile) 02/25/14

We enjoyed this book, however, felt that the ending was a little disappointing.

 
  "The Little Stranger"by vikkivaughn (see profile) 05/23/11

Different but enjoyed it!

 
  "Extremely tense and rather scarey"by thargrave (see profile) 05/23/11

I really enjoyed this one. Although others did not appear to find it to be scarey enough for them, I am clearly easily frightened and was unable to read parts of it in bed at night!
I reall
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  "The Little Stranger"by sams (see profile) 03/05/10

 
  "OK book, but can't fully recommend it to others"by nadjaj (see profile) 02/23/10

Our group gave all 6s and 7s. We thought the book was fairly well written but not terribly compelling. Slow start, and we couldn't come to consensus as to what is was really about. We wish we had read... (read more)

 
  "not so much..."by SheriM (see profile) 05/21/09

hard read. more horror than ghost story.

 
  "The Little Stranger"by nikol777 (see profile) 05/21/09

I've not read any of Sarah Waters and have heard she is a great writer. We chose her newest book for my book club because most had already read Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith. I liked it as I've have... (read more)

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