The Small Hand Hardcover – Feb 9 2010
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After one particular night Adam Snow finds himself journeying through the downs on his commute back to the hustle and bustle of London, only to then discover himself truly lost. Eventually he comes upon a house that has a sign up saying `garden closed' and then decides being a rather conspicuous house, to go in and ask for directions. However all is not as it seems when he comes upon the derelict house, for when he then turns around to return to the car a presence is lurking within the shadows and a small hand clutches hold of him.
This story certainly takes the imagination on quite a journey as this `small hand' is something not visible and yet to the protagonist is something very real and definitely present. As things become more sinister you are left guessing, with your imagination taking over as these supposed panic attacks turn out to be something quite different for the main character. Gripped by fear and concerned about this constant presence, the tension and drama escalates with the imminent danger looming on the horizon. The unexpected parts that shock and surprise you make this book so intensely gripping and such an enjoyable read, which seems to get even better as you read on. The twists and turns within the plot coupled with the most unusual plot, make this book such an exciting read where you undeniably loose yourself within the pages. Susan Hill is a fantastic, accomplished writer whose skill and proficiency with a pen are apparent in all of her work and who by far outshines many writers within this genre. It certainly made me scared of the dark days after I read this story, and had the desired effect when I jumped at noises when left all alone. It might not be quite as spine-chilling or disturbing as the woman in black (now also made into a film), but it is a great read and one that I would highly recommend to all those readers who enjoy this genre and style of narrative.
* 3 ½ stars *