Friday, October 14, 2011

Book Review

The Small HandThe Small Hand by Susan Hill

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Susan Hill has the ability to take the reader down a road, with various stops along the way, increasing the mystery of her story, but letting us come to our own conclusion at the end. Her theme of the supernatural is brought to earth through Adam, a dealer in rare books, who stumbles onto a derelict property called the White House. His experience there of feeling a small hand in his, leads him to investigate the history of the house and the fact that a small child had drowned there years earlier. He continues to feel the small hand in several other situations and is driven to great anxiety attacks.

Without giving too much away, I will say that the mystery is solved with a devastating ending that will keep me wondering at the ways that the supernatural might be used in a way to bring justice.

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1 comment:

  1. Nifty little review, Linda. I like the way you describe the author taking the reader down a road with stops along the way, high praise for a mystery writer! Have you ever read The Guernsey Literary and Peel Pie Society? Odd title, wonderful book! It's an epistolary novel, all done in letters between the characters. It would make one heck of a movie if anyone ever wanted to produce it!



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