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The Mist in the Mirror (original 1992; edition 1999)

by Susan Hill

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Title:The Mist in the Mirror
Authors:Susan Hill
Info:Vintage Books (1999), Edition: New edition, Paperback, 192 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:***1/2
Tags:supernatural, ghost story, England

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The Mist in the Mirror: A Ghost Story by Susan Hill (1992)

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    sardav64: A short eery novella that is perfect for long cold autumn and winter evenings
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More like 2.5 stars. It had some spooky moments, but overall I was underwhelmed. Susan Hill is always enjoyable to read; I love the atmosphere she creates with her ghost stories. The Woman In Black is her best by a long shot, though. ( )
  aclaybasket13 | Jul 29, 2016 |
This was actually a 4 star book until it utterly neglected to wrap up anything at the end. ( )
  angelaelectric | Jun 30, 2016 |
Book Description
Publication Date: February 11, 2014

A chilling, classically-inspired ghost story from Susan Hill, our reigning mistress of spine-tingling fiction.

For the last twenty years Sir James Monmouth has journeyed all over the globe in the footsteps of his hero, the great pioneering traveler Conrad Vane. In an effort to learn more about Vane’s early life—and his own—Sir James sets off for the remote Kittiscar Hall on a cold and rainy winter night. But he soon begins to feel as though something is warning him away at every turn; there are the intense feelings of being watched and the strange apparitions of a sad little boy. And as he learns more about his hero’s past, he discovers that they are only the beginning, for Kittiscar Hall is hiding terrible secret that will bind their lives together in ways he could never have imagined.

This was a good creepy ghost story for a cold winter's night read!" ( )
  EadieB | Jun 1, 2016 |
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For the last twenty years Sir James Monmouth has journeyed all over the globe in the footsteps of his hero, the great pioneering traveler Conrad Vane. In an effort to learn more about Vane’s early life—and his own—Sir James sets off for the remote Kittiscar Hall on a cold and rainy winter night. But he soon begins to feel as though something is warning him away at every turn; there are the intense feelings of being watched and the strange apparitions of a sad little boy. And as he learns more about his hero’s past, he discovers that they are only the beginning, for Kittiscar Hall is hiding terrible secret that will bind their lives together in ways he could never imagine.

My Thoughts:

One of my Shelfari friends recommended this because she knows I'm a push over for a good ghost story. She was so right and I can never thank her enough. I through;y enjoyed this little short story, (214 pages), told from the perspective of James Monmouth, an orphan from the age of 5 that discovered the journey's of Conrad Vane from books in his guardian's library. He followed his idol's journey's for many years until returning to England where he had been born. Right from the time he set foot on the dock his life began to unravel. He became a haunted man trapped in the hold of something truly evil. 5 big, bright, beautiful stars. ( )
  Carol420 | May 31, 2016 |
A spooky little ghost story, there is not a lot of actual action or ghost visitation instead settings and weather are used to build suspense.

Not especially scary and I would have preferred a more definite conclusion. ( )
  BookWormM | Jan 15, 2016 |
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London, and the library of my Club, towards the end of an afternoon in late November, that bleak, dispiriting time of year when the golden Indian summer days that lingered on through October seem long gone, and it is yet too early to feel the approaching cheer of Christmas.  (Preface to Sir James Monmouth's manuscript)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0701187867, Hardcover)

An inveterate traveller, Sir James Monmouth has spent most of his life abroad. He arrives in England on a dark and rainy night with the intention of discovering more, not only about himself, but his obsession with Conrad Vane, an explorer. Warned against following his trail, Sir James experiences some extraordinary happenings — who is the mysterious, sad little boy, and the old woman behind the curtain? And why is it that he only hears the chilling scream and the desperate sobbing?

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An inveterate traveller, Sir James Monmouth has spent most of his life abroad. He arrives in England on a dark and rainy night with the intention of discovering more, not only about himself but his obsession with Conrad Vane, an explorer. Warned against following his trail, Sir James experiences some extraordinary happenings.… (more)

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