This book is an absolute page turner which centres on a house in London and it's history of occupants. Other reviewers have outlined the story, so all I will say is that it contains three narratives, one from Annie Sweet, the lady who has moved into the house, 42 Stanley Street, and which she feels has lots of history and meaning to her, one from Inspector William George, who once owned the house and of course one from Lily Painter, the ghost and lodger at Inspector George's house. It is definitely not a supernatural story nor is it scary. It is an excellent read.
Caitlin Davies has written this book in such a brilliant way. She transports you in language form to the 1900's and the way in which she writes is exactly how people in that era used the English language. Then she transports you back to this time and the way she writes changes, its' quite amazing and very clever the way she has done this. I can highly recommend this book, it's an easy read, a great story and very well written.