5 A good, old fashioned ghost storyTibleyBobley | 19/05/2007 | See all TibleyBobley's reviews (56)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 10 Books Reviewer A young solicitor is sent by his employer to sort out the papers of one of the firm's deceased clients. He leaves a dismal, smog-bound London for the fresher and more healthy atmosphere of the coast. He's pleased to leave the suffocating city and loves the wide-open, watery landscape around Eel Marsh House - to start with. But then disturbing events shake his confidence, the tide turns, the weather changes. The isolated house on the marsh is battered by storm and smothered by fog and the young man is under siege, not just by the elements but by an insane, desperate, unhappy woman - the woman in black.If you enjoy traditional ghost stories, with no trace of blood or gore, but loaded with atmosphere and suspense, this book is for you. Even though it was only published in 1983, it has the feel of a proper, old fashioned English ghost story. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's also available as an audiobook, very well read by Paul Ansdell.