Orphaned at the age of five and sent away from England to Africa, Sir James Monmouth has spent most of his life travelling, following the footsteps of his childhood hero, the explorer Conrad Vane.
He returns to England one dark and rainy night with the intention of discovering more, not just about himself, but the early life of the explorer.
Warned against travelling this path, Sir James becomes yet more determined to unravel the mysteries of the past - but who is the mysterious little boy who haunts his every step, and why can only he hear the chilling scream and the desperate sobbing?
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 15/10/1999
- 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.