I'm a 35 year-old and therefore not exactly in the intended age range for this series of books. I got this first short book as a Kindle freebie and I did enjoy it: an unusual house with many secrets and a family that get drawn right into it's web. The writing is good and I read it very quickly, desperate to find out what would happen. However, this is very much a series of books and this first book is just a taster that ends just as things really start. I enjoyed reading it, but I'm not likely to spend the money on the next 5 books in the series. For a child reader and young adult reader (I'd estimate this as a good book for 11 years+ but I don't have kids that age so I could be way off) this could be an excellent set of books to read and enjoy.