5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Great ghost story - ignore the haters,
This review is from: The Woman in Black: Angel of Death (Hammer) (Paperback)
This book is based on the screenplay of the forthcoming new 'Woman in Black' film and is from an original idea by Susan Hill. Even though she hasn't written this, she's clearly on board with the project.
Although it's being called a sequel, it's not really as it follows a different group of people. Only the setting of the house and the woman in black feature. It's set in the early 1900s and follows a group of children with two teachers who are evacuated to the countryside as that's considered safer than London. Or it might be if the woman in black wasn't around. The main character is Eve, a young, caring teacher, particularly concerned about a young boy (Edward) left mute following the tragic death of his mother before they left London. She starts to have suspicions about disturbing happenings within the house when the children start behaving strangely, and it seems only airman Harry who they met on the journey believes her - but what can they do to stop the woman in black?
I found this an enjoyable, fast paced, gripping read, and it was at times pretty creepy - especially the scenes with the woman in black influencing some of the children. If you enjoy a good ghost story, ignore all the negative reviews and give it a try. You don't need to have read Susan Hill's book to read this, it does stand alone.
I enjoyed Susan Hill's book and the film, but can appreciate this for what it is - an original story based on the screenplay of the new film. Having read this, I'm really looking forward to the film's release.