REVIEW: The Little One by Lynda La Plante
L.H. DAVIES reviews Lynda La Plante’s The Little One
The Little One is a short story by Lynda La Plante, an author more recognised for her crime writing than the unusual switch she’s made here to supernatural horror.
The protagonist is Barbara Hardy, a self-absorbed, failing journalist with the morals to match, and an eminently dislikeable character.
This I suppose is important due to the overall conclusion of the story; however it’s extremely difficult to really care about what happens to such a selfish character.
It is likely to be the questions raised by the stereotypically creepy manor house that belongs to the retired and reclusive actress, Margaret Reynolds that will keep the reading going.