Personally, The Little Stranger had a disturbing blend of being both impossible to put down, and having the story told exclusively through an (intentionally) irritating and unlikeable unreliable narrator. Due to the ambivalent experience I had during my intense read of the novel, I am unable to say that I loved it outright the way I did Waters' Fingersmith. Undoubtedly, The Little Stranger was eerie, and I found myself shrinking back just a little while following the characters around Hundreds Hall. When I first reached the end of the story, I was slightly dismayed to discover that the plot was a linear one without any brilliant plot twists as in some of Waters' previous works...or so I thought. Without introducing spoilers, I must say that I have already mentally revisited the story and have all but thrown away my initial dismissal of the plot as altogether lacking intricacies. Yet again, Waters has proven that she is one step ahead.