A chilling ghost story from the author of The Woman in Black, set in a crumbling English house
The remoter parts of the English Fens are
forlorn, lost, and damp even in the height of summer. At Iyot Lock, a large
decaying house, two young cousins, Leonora and Edward, are parked for the
summer with their aging spinster aunt and her cruel housekeeper. At first the
unpleasantness and petty meanness appear simply spiteful, calculated to destroy
Edward’s equanimity. But when the spoiled Leonora is not given the birthday
present of a specific dolly that she wants, affairs inexorably take a much
darker turn with terrifying, life-destroying consequences for everyone.
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