The Man in the Picture

The Man in the Picture - Susan Hill The Man in the Picture is a very short read, but a very satisfying one. Unlike The Woman in Black, I didn't find this story scary at all (although, that could be the passage of time talking) it did, however, build up a wonderful sense of unease at various points throughout the book with sinister hints of darkness thrown in for good measure.The story unfolds at decent pace, and because the novel is so short, there's simply no room for any unnecessary padding, which helps the story on point and mood of the book suspenseful. In many ways it reminded me of an brilliant old episode of The Twilight Zone or Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected - and that, in my mind, is a very good thing indeed.