The new series based on the novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson has appeared on Netflix tonight. I thought I would check and see if there is a tie-in edition of the book.
It turns out there is and it was officially published by Penguin books earlier this week (on 9 October).
I might check this one out as it’s supposed to be the ultimate in haunted house stories. That’s the nice thing about tie-in editions, they get me reading books I may otherwise not have picked up.
The best-known of Shirley Jackson’s novels and a major inspiration for writers like Neil Gaiman and Stephen King, The Haunting of Hill House is a chilling story of the power of fear.
Four seekers have arrived at the rambling old pile known as Hill House: Dr. Montague, an occult scholar looking for solid evidence of psychic phenomena; Theodora, his lovely assistant; Luke, the future inheritor of the estate; and Eleanor, a friendless, fragile young woman with a dark past. As they begin to cope with horrifying occurrences beyond their control or understanding, they cannot possibly know what lies ahead. For Hill House is gathering its powers – and soon it will choose one of them to make its own.
Twice filmed as The Haunting, and the inspiration for a new 10-part Netflix series, The Haunting of Hill House is a powerful work of slow-burning psychological horror.