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Publisher Description

Soon to be a major motion picture, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Domhnall Gleeson and Ruth Wilson.

"The #1 book of 2009...Several sleepless nights are guaranteed."—Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly


One postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country physician, is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once impressive and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. Its owners—mother, son, and daughter—are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become intimately entwined with his.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
April 30
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3.5
MB

Customer Reviews

Reading ladybug ,

Worth reading but...

It was enjoyable and certainly had it's high points, but it should have been about 400 pages instead of 500...long-winded writer. A little anticlimactic at points but overall good. Like "Grey Gardens" set in England.

Bill Martin ,

Bore

I cannot believe how disappointing this book was.

06460 ,

The little stranger

Not reasonable and bizarre! Kill,kill,kill! Don't waste your time

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