The Little Stranger

Sarah Waters

The New York Times bestseller and Booker Prize contender that “delivers…a ghost story that creeps up your spine” (Seattle Times).

One post-war summer in rural Warwickshire, Dr. Faraday is called to a patient at lonely Hundreds Hall. Home to the Ayres family for over two centuries, the Georgian house, once impressive and handsome, is now in decline. Its owners-mother, son, and daughter-are struggling to keep pace with a changing society, as well as with conflicts of their own. But are the Ayreses haunted by something more sinister than a dying way of life? Little does Dr. Faraday know how closely, and how terrifyingly, their story is about to become intimately entwined with his.

2010 Shortlist

2010 Longlist

The Prize Podcasts


Tune into Dolly Alderton, Scarlett Curtis and more on our new podcast