This novella had a quiet, mysterious and gothic feeling and it was certainly an easy read. However, by the end of the book I thought it was too much of a light touch and wasn't enough for a short book - instead it felt like a longer book with the intensity taken out. Maybe Hill wanted the bleakness to come through with the lack of things explained too? There are some thought provoking elements but for me there was not enough substance and the messages or themes that the author was trying to convey were not clear. The relationships between the characters are not described deeply enough and the ending feels too open to me. The ending was somewhat rushed and I'm sure the story could have gone on much further and in more detail.
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