The Small Hand
First edition cover
AuthorSusan Hill
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction
PublisherProfile Books
Publication date
2010
Publication placeUnited Kingdom
Media typePrint & ebook
Pages176
ISBN1-84668-236-3

The Small Hand: A Ghost Story, is a novel by English author Susan Hill, first published in 2010 by Profile Books. A television film adaptation, Susan Hill's Ghost Story, was broadcast by Channel 5 in December 2019.[1]

Plot

On returning from a visit to a client, antiquarian book dealer Adam Snow takes a wrong turn and comes across a derelict Edwardian House. Overcome by curiosity he approaches the entrance and feels a small cold hand creeping into his own 'as if a child had taken hold of it'. Over the coming weeks he becomes subject to nightmares and panic attacks and further visits from the small hand. He vows to learn more about the house and its overgrown garden.

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