By Moira Bailey Sue Corbett JOHN DOUGLAS MARSHALL Maureen Harrington KYLE SMITH and Dale Peterson
Updated June 01, 2009 12:00 PM
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by Sarah Waters |

REVIEWED BY JOHN DOUGLAS MARSHALL

NOVEL

Struggling to keep their threadbare country estate after World War II, the Ayres family becomes enmeshed with a local doctor of humble origins. Malevolent threats proliferate inside Hundreds Hall, followed by tragedies. With its subtly orchestrated suspense and spot-on portrayal of English class divisions, Waters’ literary ghost story delights.