It is a little different from the movie, and to be honest I preferred the ending in the book.
Arthur Kripps is a young solicitor that is sent to sort out the affairs of the deceased Mrs Alice Drablow
She lived on a remote island on the English Moors, and Arthur stumbles upon a family tragedy during his investigation into her life.
The villagers have also suffered, that live close to the old house of the Drablow's. Due to the hauntings of the Woman in Black. Arthur finds out the identy of the woman and about the fate of her young son killed on the Marshes.
Not a long book, but still a nice creepy feel to the old house of the Drablow's. Arthur's character is well written, his reactions to the hauntings is scary and the ending of the story is quite tragic.
The other characters in this book were not as fleshed out as I would of liked. There was more history to their backstories that I think could of added interest and more tragedy to this book. A missed opportunity there.
I think the movie did a better job with these side characters and think a better book would of been a mix of the original and the movie.
Still a good book if you dont have a lot of time to read, easy to get read in one sitting really.