As you can probably see from my other reviews, I am mostly interested in romance novels such as Anne of Green Gables, the Lady in the Tower, Granny was a Buffer Girl etc., so when I was told this was more ghosts and horror, I wasn't looking forward to it. However, I was neatly surprised, as although the first few chapters didn't take my fancy, once I got into it, I loved it! I got really caught up in the life of Meriel Garland and the discovery of her twin sister that she never knew she had. From then on, the story is fast-paced, exciting and gripping. I expected little of this novel, but it was surprising how good it turned out to be! Maybe this is a new saying : 'Don't judge a book by it's genre!'