The Little stranger by Sarah Waters

About the book

In a dusty post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, a doctor is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline. But are the Ayres haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life?

Reviewed by Chandler’s Ford Tuesday PM

An engaging mystery that follows the fortunes and non-fortunes of an old aristocratic family struggling with a decaying stately home. You decide…is it supernatural, mental illness or murder?

Star rating: ***

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3 thoughts on “The Little stranger by Sarah Waters”

  1. Review by Dogmersfield
    General feeling was disappointment – a damp squib of a story. Ending was inconclusive. We felt it started off promising a gripping story but failed to deliver.
    Star rating: *


  2. Review by 5:30 Fareham Library Group
    Most of us disliked this book; the characters were dull, the narrator shallow. We found the end – with no explanation of the “little stranger” (either a real or fictional one) unsatisfactory. We could see how the author was using the book to portray class.
    Star rating: **


  3. Review by Lost Causes
    Excellent! A jolly good read. Found it hard to put down and was totally absorbed in the story. Beautifully painted characters. Caroline was the star one could sympathise with. Dr Faraday became increasingly frustrating and quite dark in the end. Was the house beginning to take possession of him?
    Star rating: ****


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