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on 19 August 2015
I thought that it was a good adaption overall - the best and most chilling episode being the first one, in my opinion. However, as it progressed, it began to deviate from the source material - slightly at first and then wildly towards the end. Without spoiling it for everyone, the end isn't even remotely like the book's ending and is far too sickly sweet.
Having said that, the performances brilliant. Tom Ellis; Suranne Jones and a pre-GOT Maisie Williams lead the cast in the present day, and Douglass Henshall and Sarah Smart are menacing in their roles as the menacing; abusive Cribben siblings, Augustus and Magda. Sarah Smart brings a sultry seductiveness to the role of Magda Cribben in a way not portrayed in the book, and it works really well. Olivia Cook also shines in her role of trainee teacher Nancy Linnet, and her desperate (and ultimately futile) struggle to expose Augustus Cribben as the bullying; abusive tyrant that he is will have you glued to the screen.
Overall, I would say that it's worth checking out if you're a fan of haunted house stories. Fans of the book may be irritated by the source material deviations, though.
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on 6 April 2017
A good old fashioned spine tingling ghost story!

This is a fantastic tale of past and modern day tragedy meeting head on. When a young mother falls asleep whilst watching her son in a playground, and awakes to find him vanished, it's the start of an unending nightmare...

I won't give away anymore of the plot, but suffice to say it's suitably spooky and sinister. Suranne Jones is at her best as the bereaved mother who refuses to give up hope and accept the truth, and who fixates on the history of the large stately home the family temporarily stays in, and the fate of the orphanage children who died there in dubious circumstances several decades before.

Fantastic supporting cast.
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on 1 August 2016
Oh I love this film. Watched it in bed and at times had to hid under the bed clothe's. I have the book signed by the author (which I have not read yet) but a friend bought it for me and had it signed! Many thanks
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on 19 June 2017
I bought this because I missed the showing when it was on the telly. I really enjoy stories that are a mystery and hints at the paranormal.
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on 24 March 2017
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was gripping from start to finish.
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on 27 March 2017
Great product, great service.
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on 17 April 2017
Excellent present. Loved watching this with the person it was bought for
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on 26 April 2017
I read the book a long time ago and this met all expectations a great watch
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on 16 April 2017
very good indeed
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Great product
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