The Little Stranger is an atmospheric read and has a nice gothic feel to it. And I really liked the way how Sarah Waters describes the dilapidated house, Hundreds Hall. The house feels like a sinister character of its own.
But I had some issues with this book:
1. The book is too long and the story overly drawn out. I kind of lost interest in the events at Hundreds Hall at about 350 pages into the novel, so I didn´t enjoy the last 150 pages as much as the rest of the book.
2. The narrator and POV-character of the story is Dr. Faraday, who in the beginning of the novel gets tangled up in the lives of the Ayres family up at Hundreds Hall. I liked him in the beginning, but as the story progresses, he turns into a whiny creature that I just wanted to punch repeatedly. And since I´ve got the impression that he is an unreliable narrator, I´m putting my thoughts about him behind a spoiler tag (and beware, it´s a massive spoiler). If any of you have read the book, please tell me if I´m totally wrong about Dr. Faraday:
Overall this has been an OK-read for me. As far as I´ve heard this isn´t Sarah Waters best book, so I will surely read another novel by her.