I can recommend this book to anyone who prefers their horror to be more psychological than savage. I finished it on the day that the death of James Herbert was announced. I'd been thinking that it reminded me of Herbert's early work - which is praise indeed. The writing is pacy, flows beautifully and swept me along. The sense of menace gradually builds. At 60,000 words it's not a long book and could be read in a single session. The characterisation and dialogue are convincing as are the sense of time and place. It's a strong, original story, well told. A bargain at £1.91.