While this is, in every respect, a ghost story, it does not rely upon the supernatural to deliver its chills. In fact, how one reads it is entirely up to the reader - either as a story of mental anguish and shared memories, or one of curses and haunting.
This is a personal story, but there is a nice framework built around the house, the family, and the town. Stillwell draws you in by making you sympathize with Paul's loss, but then gets under your skin, trapping you in his nightmare. I believe that this author has great potential, and will in time make great stories,but this book needs more action.