Wow - what an intense story. As far as the structure goes, nothing surprising in this haunted house tale. But James Herbert creates such a heart-breaking backstory, that it's hard not to feel all of the emotional gut punches he throws your way. Ultimately the book is rewarding, though it can be a bit wordy and trite along the way.
Overall, a very solid ghost story with an emotion wallop. Or is a cheap shot? Either way, good read. Reserve It