The Mist in the Mirror
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The Mist in the Mirror

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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?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 16mm | 99.79g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099284367
  • 9780099284369
  • 65,546

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"Thoroughly frightening" Daily Telegraph "Chills the blood" The Times "Reader beware. When you turn the last page of Susan Hill's ghost story, you do not just close the book but emerge with an icy shiver" Daily Mail "Psychologically astute and disturbing in its ambiguities, its impossible to resist the manipulative power of this finely constructed tale" Financial Times "Chock-full of dimness, murk, moonlight, mystification and melancholy" Independentshow more

About Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham; and have been shortlisted for the Booker. Her novels include The Woman in Black, Strange Meeting, I'm the King of the Castle and A Kind Man; and she has published autobiographical works as well as collections of short stories. She is also the author of the bestselling Simon Serrailler cases. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London's West End since 1988 and has also been made into a successful film. She is married with two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk. www.susan-hill.comshow more

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‘Chills the blood’ The Times One 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 more terrible at work than he could ever have imagined. ‘Reader beware. When you turn the last page of Susan Hill’s ghost story, you do not just close the book but emerge with an icy shiver’ Daily Mailshow more

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"Thoroughly frightening"show more
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