The Turn of the Screw by Henry James
Bethany from Words, Words, Words sent me this book for free and I read it in one sitting yesterday. It was so spooky. Here is the opening sentence:
"The story held us round the fire, sufficiently breathless, but except the obvious remark that it was gruesome, as, on Christmas eve in an old house, a strange tale should essentially be, I remembered no comment uttered till somebody happened to say that it was the only case he had met in which such a visitation had fallen on a child."That is what I love about Henry James, long rambling sentences, the scene is set and so is that creepy feeling that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. This is a great ghost story.
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