The haunting of Hill House
Publication year: 2009
Media class: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books, 2009
Originally published: United States: Viking Penguin, 1959
Hill House stood abandoned, six miles off the road. Four people came to learn its secrets - Dr Montague, an occult scholar; Luke, a spendthrift heir; Theodora, escaping a love affair; and Eleanor, who is lonely and vulnerable - to the house.
A conventional ghost story lifted by the brilliant writing and characterisation.