Mist in the Mirror

  • by Susan Hill
  • Narrated by Matt Addis
  • 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 only he hears the chilling scream and the desperate sobbbing?


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An author at her best

This is Susan Hill at the top of her form. I really enjoyed this book all the way to the finish.

It is a beautifully written, evocative book, with all the deft touches Hill fans expect.

There are moments of Dickensian brilliance: perfect names, unusual characters, and yes, a convenient coincidence or two. At other times, the piece becomes Kafkaesque: is our protagonist on a senseless quest, inexorably led on from one place to another only to find his ruin?

The search for the elusive Vane culminates in an ending which leaves more questions unanswered than resolved. I love that in an otherworldly tale like this. I recommend it to all who love a chilling ghost story, but save it for this fall, when a chill is in the air...
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- Die Falknerin "Painter, musician, bibliophile..."

A rare find in the world of ghost stories!

Believe me when I say I have read a lot of ghost stories!
This is so well-written (by the author of The Woman in Black) and the descriptions are so vivid that it is like being right there in a haunted library at a very old boys school in England. Many other locales and situations in the book spring to life with the able narration of Matt Addis. I am so reluctant to have this book end that I have been rationing it out on my walks to make it last!
Get it - you will not regret it, and you will have a good story to listen to around the fire as autumn and the holidays approach. There is a great chapter showcasing Christmas in the English countryside.
It is so rewarding to find a tale like this - enjoy!
Thank you Susan Hill!
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- Kathy "Kathy"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-28-2012
  • Publisher: Audible Studios