I really liked Witch Crag by Kate Cann and so I decided to buy this book just for that reason and I made the right decision. This book is just as well-written and interesting as Witch Crag. The main character is fantastic, a girl that wants something different in her life and is strong enough to do something about it. Just like the strong girl in Witch Crag. Strong female characters are always a bonus. The whole dark past mystery makes the old house the perfect setting for a Gothic novel. Sounds, feelings, strange gloves, websites about history and tales of tortures and bloody experiments make this novel a different type of YA novel. It is not a really scary book but a nice mystery one. There is romance, friendship and the power of the past in a book that should be more popular. The author does a great job here.