Sarah’s Scary Book Review: The Woman in Black by Susan Hill

The Eel Marsh House once lived an old widow. Sounds pretty simple right? Well that seems to be for solicitor Arthur Kipps who ventures to Crythin Gifford to settle affairs about the death of the old widow, Alice Drablow. But as Arthur Kipps begins his trip, he is hinted with many mysterious reactions when mentioned the Eel Marsh House. As things get eerie, Kipps begins seeing flashes of a woman in black. Confused and frightened, he is explained to that Alice Drablow once had an unmarried sister, Jennet, who had a child out of wedlock. The Drablows adopted the child and kept the child’s real mother a secret. Things are fine until one day the child and his nanny goes out riding with a pony and a trap and an accident occurs that resulted in their deaths. Jennet sees all and becomes crazy, soon to die too…but who knew, she’d be back, a demented haunted ghost…killing children. Many wonder…who ‘s next?

I recommend this book because it surely gives you a fright. The book is written in detail that appears realistic. Each flip of the page keeps you sitting on the edge of your seat. The plot is very convincing, not too out of the world. This novel has also been made into a horror movie. If you love total horror and you love being nervous, this is the book for you!

Sarah rates this book 5/5 stars