This might be a case of “It’s not you, book, it’s me,” but I found this to be an insufficiently creepy psychological thriller. The story is told from two perspectives, alternating from first person present tense to third person past tense (ugh, why do I keep doing this to myself?), and my enjoyment and immersion in the story were seriously hampered by the fact that I didn’t believe a word Sarah, the main POV character, said. I thought she was pretty terrible and all my sympathy was with her husband and her poor (possibly haunted) child. Since I didn’t find Sarah to be an effective unreliable narrator, all I had left to entertain me was the possible supernatural element, and there just wasn’t enough of that to suit me.
I give this one an “Eh,” which on my very scientific scale is better than a “Meh,” but only just.
(Read for Halloween Bingo Psych square)