1921, England, Jo Manders is a widow, her husband lost, reports MIA over Germany. Now she is working as a paid companion for his wealthy aunt at Wych Elm House, where the past lingers in the shadows and haunts the night. Something is lurking at Wych Elm House and it wants Jo.
A ghost haunts the woods behind her house. Amelia Dupree calls her the Woman in White and the last time she saw her was on the night her brother died. But months have passed and when Charlie moves next door with his grandmother and girls start to inexplicably drown in the Susquehanna River, Charlie and Amelia set out to discover the dark history of their little town and the curse surrounding it.
Every year, it is the same. In October, bones break, skin scrapes and danger haunts every step. Every year Cara and her family become inexplicably accident-prone, and with each passing year, the season becomes one of obsession and fear. However, Cara has a haunting feeling that something else is connected, something that may connect to a missing friend. Are they connected or is the family obsession driving her mad?
Arthur Kipps was sent to a small town of Crythin Gifford to collect the documents of the recently deceased Alice Drablow. But in a house that is secluded and separated from the small little town by a deadly marsh that with tides that rise and fall, Kipps is trapped in the secluded house. Or so he thinks. Night after night, he finds himself haunted by sounds throughout the house, by a woman in black who appears around the house, wondering the grounds, disappearing as silently. However, seeing her has a deadly price and Kipps will be lucky to leave the land alive.
The Woman in Black, first published on October 10, 1983 by Hamish Hamilton, is a gothic ghost story written by Susan Hill. The novel follows the memories of Arthur Kipps as he relives his own real life ghost story at the insistence of his wife and children one Christmas Holiday. Relieving his memories, he recounts his encounter with the Woman in Black, the vengeful spirit of Eel Marsh house. Continue reading “A Chilling Revival of Gothic Horror | Review of The Woman in Black”