The Mist in the Mirror

The Mist in the Mirror A Terrifying Ghost Story By The Author Of The Woman In BlackOne 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 Terrible At Work Than He Could Ever Have Imagined. 2.5After loving two of Susan Hill s other ghost stories The Woman In Black and The Man in the Picture THE MIST IN THE MIRROR was a little disappointing though it does follow pretty much the same formula as the other two for the most part image error It starts in London on a dark and stormy night image error An older man with a story to tell image error A younger man willing to listen image error and a supernatural presence.Sir James Monmouth has been all around the world orphaned at 2.5After loving two of Susan Hill s other ghost stories The Woman In Black and The Man in the Picture THE MIST IN THE MIRROR was a little disappointing though it does follow pretty much the same formula as the other two for the most part image error It starts in London on a dark and stormy night image error An older man with a story to tell image error A younger man willing to listen image error and a supernatural presence.Sir James Monmouth has been all around the world orphaned at the age of five, he was raised by a guardian and as soon as he was old enough he went off to follow in the footsteps of his hero the late Conrad Vane an adventurer and travel writer Monmouth would like to write about Vane s history himself and also explore his own family background, but he becomes increasingly frustrated while trying to learn about his own life he comes to dead end after dead end, and when trying to learn about Vane s all he gets are urgent warnings to st
It was as I was a few paces from the door that I began to have the sensation of being watched, watched and silently followed I spun round and shone my torch behind me, for the windows had ended here and the corridor was pitch dark There was no one I went quietly back a few yards, stopped and waited, straining my ears through the silence Perhaps the wood settled every now and again, perhaps a board creaked Perhaps they did not I waited again, and then said in a low voice, Who is there TIt was as I was a few paces from the door that I began to have the sensation of being watched, watched and silently followed I spun round and shone my torch behind me, for the windows had ended here and the corridor was pitch dark There was no one I went quietly back a few yards, stopped and waited, straining my ears through the silence Perhaps the wood settled every now and again, perhaps a board creake
What a bizarrely unsatisfying book It has a nicely creepy atmosphere and gradually mounting suspense, but then it s all AND THEN I GOT REALLY REALLY SCARED AND NEVER WENT BACK THERE THE END. I read The Woman in Black last year, and it was easily one of the scariest ghost stories I have ever experienced it was beautifully, masterfully written, and it left me with chills I often read in bed at night, and I rate scary stories on how keen I am to leave my room and walk down the dark corridor to the toilet before I go to sleep After finishing The Woman in Black I wasn t quite brave enough to leave the safety of my duvet despite the fact that I was absolutely bursting for a wee I jus I read The Woman in Black last year, and it was easily one of the scariest ghost stories I have ever experienced it was beautifully, masterfully written, and it left me with chills I often read in bed at night, and I rate scary stories on how keen I am to leave my room and walk down the dark corridor to the toilet before I go to sleep After finishing The Woman in Black I wasn t quite brave enough to leave the safety of my duvet despite the fact that I was absolutely bursting for a wee I just knew that if I was to set foot outside my bedroom she would be there, waiting for me That s the power of a good ghost story It totally seeps out of the pages and becomes real in your own world A good ghost story is like the Grudge it s a contagious haunting Those ghosts totally know who you are and don t leave you alone It s terrifying, but it s exhilarating too It s why we read them And I was so hoping that The Mist in the Mirr
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I really enjoy Susan Hill s ghost stories, however, I did not enjoy this one It is an extremely frustrating story because hardly any information is revealed, and it seems like the story is one big series of delays until the climax The book is about James Monmouth, a man in his mid thirties who has spent all of his life overseas travelling after spending his boyhood in Africa His travelling was inspired by his boyhood hero, Conrad Vane, in whose footsteps he was following Now Monmouth, having I really enjoy Susan Hill s ghost stories, however, I did not enjoy this one It is an extremely frustrating story because hardly any information is revealed, and it seems like the story is one big series of delays until the climax The book is about James Monmouth, a man in his mid thirties who has spent all of his life overseas travelling after spending his boyhood in Africa His travelling was inspired by his boyhood hero, Conrad Vane, in whose footsteps he was following Now Monmouth, having no recollection of his parents or early years, has returned to England to find his roots So far so good But the book then proceeds like this warning spoilers After the story within a story frame, James lands in England, finds an inn, describes the scenery, and then has a spooky encounter with the ghost of a boy, a parrot, and an old lady He then stays in a house, describes the scenery, and sees the boy ghos
Monday R4xConrad Vane is so evil, he probably thinks this story is bout him 2.5 Hill s ghost stories are alwaysatmospheric than downright spooky, so I was prepared for the slow pacing, the descriptive settings and the slow reveals This one, however, never really worked for me or maybe it was that I never felt I really ever knew the main character of Sir James Mysterious sighting of a small desperate boy, rumors and warnings against continuing his search a strange bookshelf with a mysterious owner should have made this a stellar read As much as I liked some of t 2.5 Hill s ghost stories are alwaysatmospheric than downright spooky, so I was prepared for the slow pacing, the descriptive settings and the slow reveals This one, however, never really worked for me or maybe it was that I never felt I really ever knew the main character of Sir James Mysterious sighting of a small desperate boy, rumors and warnings against continuing his search a strange bookshelf with a mysterious owner should have made this a stellar read As much as I liked some of the
This is the third Susan Hill ghost story I ve read, following The Woman in Black and The Man in the Picture, and the formula is much the same as the other two a young ish man talks to an older man in a sumptuous library next to a roaring fire with a storm fog similar brewing outside , talk turns to ghostly matters, the older man relates a chilling story to the younger, the narrative then switches over to the older man s remembered story, etc So far, so familiar, but after the disappointingly This is the third Susan Hill ghost story I ve read, following The Woman in Black and The Man in the Picture, and the formula is much the same as the other two a young ish man talks to an older man in a sumptuous library next to a roaring fire with a storm fog similar brewing outside , talk turns to ghostly matters, the older man relates a chilling story to the younger, the narrative then switches over to the older man s remembered story, etc So far, so familiar, but after the disappointingly brief Man in the Picture, I was glad to see this story appeared to havesubst
With definite echoes of Dickens particularly Great Expectations and of course her own Woman in Black this is nevertheless a compelling and satisfying read, with one or two unexpected surprises in the plot For anyone who is a fan of the genre it s well written, plotted and definitely one not to miss Easy to dismiss as formulaic, although that seems a little unfair, unwarranted and perhaps lazy cri
I picked this book up at the same time as the Woman in Black although I knew less about it I was about to pick the two up together and thought why not The book is set in similar time and similar surrounds as the Woman in black although certainlywell traveled from London to the Moors its still is able to create viivd images of locations and surroundings just as stro

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  • Paperback
  • 184 pages
  • The Mist in the Mirror
  • Susan Hill
  • English
  • 27 June 2018
  • 0099284367