I enjoyed this book so much - I couldn't wait to get a spare half an hour, or to go to bed early, just so I could get back into the story. Christopher's parents are murdered, and he goes to stay with the only family he has left, even though he hasn't seen them for many years (the result of his grandfather kidnapping him, we later learn!). There are just so many twists and turns, so many 'coincidences' and so many of the characters are linked to each other, and to Christopher, that it's a joy to be able to keep up with them all! It really does draw you in and make you feel part of the story.
I don't want to spoil anything, so won't go into details - but I really do urge anyone who likes a supernatural tale to read this book. It's better than anything else in this genre I've read for a very long time! I'm now a fan of this author and can't wait to read more by him.