Mathew Koshy Koshy de Kemo, Central African Republic
Just a few quick thoughts: "The Woman in Black" is a typical ghost story - a sad tale, a vengeful ghost, a creepy haunting. What impressed me most was the quality of writing. It could easily have been written in 1883 rather than 1983, so perfectly does Hill capture the gothic tone and style. Richly atmospheric and perfectly paced, "The Woman in Black" was a darkly enjoyable read.
The book was really good but IDK, I think it ended too quickly. R was likable, Julie wasn't a Mary Sue and the whole bit about death being part of the rebirth process was interesting. The social commentary was there, intentional or not but it was not preachy. There was no masking of human nature, all of societal ills and hopes were given equal attention. Above all it was not saccharine.
Just didn't like the writing style. Thought I would try a new author, but this was a miss for me.