‘The Mist in the Mirror,’ by Susan Hill

Novel, 1992

Old-fashioned, but very effective ghost story, written in an almost ‘period tense,’ with a passed-on text from a mysterious protagonist and an array of phantom children, spooky characters, snowfall, spectres and some quite wonderful suspense. A book which may demand that its reader get in the mood and give themselves over to the generic thrills on show. Those who enjoy ghost stories should find this a real treat on dark, cold nights. Hard know, entirely, how far this book is influenced or maybe soaked in old stories like The Turn of the Screw, but the coming together of nature, supernature and Victorian technology give a real treat for those who can get into it.

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