I really enjoyed reading The Well, I couldn't put it down. It has a lot going for it and I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys supernatural horror fiction.
Here's the basics... after Becca and her lover manage to fall into an ancient well the book focuses on three parallel stories: a police investigation into their apparent abduction and their suspects, a supernatural curse unfolding around the village and Becca's attempts to escape.
Becca and others go through a horrendous series of events and you find yourself really routing for them. The Well is pretty disturbing - what happens to the main characters is grim and some scenes need to be read from behind the sofa.
The three stories of course collide spectacularly in the final scenes but not before several 'oh my god did that really just happen' moments.
Those working against Becca are seemingly everyday people who manage to get themselves entwined in the plot through some poignant errors of judgement and selfish thoughts.
Most memorably, Peter Labrow's writing creates really strong visual scenes - the eerie forest, the ruined house, the well itself, life in the village - it's easy to you feel like you are actually there with Becca. I particularly like that the plots aren't 'overdone': Peter rightly leaves enough to the imagination and open ends for the reader to dwell on, which add greatly to the success of the book.
I hope there's a film and a sequel - it's an outstanding book.