I found this pair of spooky stories to be delightful, and chillingly effective. In the first story, I felt that the setting was beautifully developed. I could see the house and the gardens in my mind. In fact, it was almost as if a short movie were playing in my head as I read, something I always take as the sign of a strong story. The ambiance of the story was very good. The characters had a decidedly British feel to them. The were a little distant, I never felt as if I got to know them that well, but it was not really necessary.
The second story was a little creepier than the first. Once again, we had a decidedly creepy setting, an estate in the fens. However, the characters are much more important to the story than the setting. As a result the characters were much more developed than the first story. However, I did not really find any of the characters all that likeable, so I was not as drawn into the story. The action and plot was still spooky, and I was able to enjoy the story even if I disliked the characters.
The book is a quick read, and likely to appeal to fans of thrillers or paranormal stories.
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