The Little Stranger

by Sarah Waters

The Little Stranger follows the strange adventures ofDr.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 466 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5
  • Published April 30th 2009 by Riverhead Hardcover
  • Original Title: The Little Stranger
  • ISBN: 1594488800 (ISBN13: 9781594488801)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Dr. Faraday
  • Caroline Ayres
  • Roderick Ayres
  • Angela Ayres
  • Literary Awards: Man Booker Prize Nominee (2009)
  • Shirley Jackson Award Nominee for Novel (Finalist) (2009)
  • Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Fiction & Mystery/Thriller (2009)

The Little Stranger follows the strange adventures of Dr. Faraday, the son of a maid who has built a life of quiet respectability as a country doctor. One dusty postwar summer in his home of rural Warwickshire, he is called to a patient at Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for more than two centuries, the Georgian house, once grand and handsome, is now in decline, its masonry crumbling, its gardens choked with weeds, the clock in its stable yard permanently fixed at twenty to nine. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more ominous than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become entwined with his.