A terrifying ghost story by the author of The Woman in Black... One dark and rainy night, Sir James Monmouth returns to London after years spent travelling alone.
Intent on uncovering the secrets of his childhood hero, the mysterious Conrad Vane, he begins to investigate Vane's life, but he finds himself warned off at every turn.
Before long he realises he is being followed too. A pale, thin boy is haunting his every step but every time he tries to confront the boy he disappears. And what of the chilling scream and desperate sobbing only he can hear?
His quest leads him eventually to the old lady of Kittiscar Hall, where he discovers something far more terrible at work than he could ever have imagined.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 02/09/1999
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099284369
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Review by MarionII
I find myself thinking of this as a "conventional" horror story, the plot's a bit "meh" for Susan Hill, but as she captures atmosphere and does characterisation so well it's still a great read.
Review by nicx27
After loving The Woman in Black, I was very keen to read another ghost story by Susan Hill. However, I was really disappointed with The Mist in the Mirror. It failed to draw me in at all, and I found myself reading it without really taking it in properly. There was a strange shift in focus part of the way through, and a lot of unanswered questions. A real letdown for me.