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Please suggest a good ghost story

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VittysCardigan Thu 16-Nov-17 10:48:44

I have just finished Thin Air & i loved it!

Foxjar Thu 16-Nov-17 18:37:08

Think there was a ghost story thread somewhere.

YoungYolandaYorgensen39 Mon 04-Dec-17 14:16:00

Dark Matter by the same author?

Ulysses Mon 04-Dec-17 14:22:11

I’m not a huge ghost story fan as I’m a big scaredy cat but I loved The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell. It’s a historical peice split across Victorian and Tudor times. Beautifully written and a nicely done ending and genuinely spine tingly.

quirkychick Mon 04-Dec-17 14:23:50

I was going to suggest Dark Matter, too. <goes off to search Thin Air>

aaahhhBump Mon 04-Dec-17 14:25:37

Blackhill farm Tim O'rourke

BuggerOffAndGoodDayToYou Fri 08-Dec-17 21:57:49

Susan Hill wrote some great ghost stories, including the Woman in Black. (The original is NOT the same as the film).

FairyAnn Fri 08-Dec-17 21:59:09

I second The Woman in Black. Very good (unlike the film...)

Judashascomeintosomemoney Fri 08-Dec-17 22:00:06

The small hand - Susan Hill
The little stranger - Sarah Waters

Judashascomeintosomemoney Fri 08-Dec-17 22:01:26

M R James - Collected Ghost Stories

totalturmoil Fri 08-Dec-17 22:04:20

The Silent Companions, jeez WHAT. A read

VittysCardigan Sat 09-Dec-17 18:06:37

Have just seen all these replies, thank you!

I have read Woman in Black & the other Susan Hill mentioned.

I have also read Dark Matter. Will have a look at the other suggestions

GinIsIn Sat 16-Dec-17 22:53:07

I found Thin Air so disappointing - it’s just Dark Matter rewritten slightly less well.

Heart shaped Box by Joe Hill is a good one

Schlimbesserung Sat 16-Dec-17 22:54:54

The turn Of The Screw by Henry James is one of the great classics.

expatinscotland Sat 16-Dec-17 23:01:16

Heart-Shaped Box was good! So was The Woman in Black.

squirre1 Sun 17-Dec-17 19:06:55

Ghost story by peter straub

FellOutOfBed2wice Sun 17-Dec-17 19:11:16

I loved Dark Matter so going to look up some of these!

BerkInBag Sun 17-Dec-17 20:59:23

How about The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley. Brilliant. Not a ghost story but definitely supernatural , English rural horror/gothic.

LiveLifeWithPassion Mon 18-Dec-17 12:56:27

This House is Haunted by John Boyne is a good ‘old fashioned’ style ghost story.

Hygge Fri 12-Jan-18 17:17:06

A Good and Useful Hurt by Aric Davies (I think that's his name).

It's about a tattoo artist who starts to do memorial tattoos using a mixture of ink and ashes from the people who have died.

This gives a way to communicate with the dead people, but also puts the people at the tattoo studio in danger.

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