Of all things, I'm reminded of [b:Of Human Bondage|31548|Of Human Bondage|W. Somerset Maugham|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1347260157s/31548.jpg|2547187]; there's a certain compelling unhappiness to Penderel and the Wavertons, a mannerly sorrow. It felt like watching classic horror/suspense, but there's a lot of development that I wouldn't expect to be given the same weight on film; I'm curious to see the movie, now, and may catch it for the Feast of the Long Shadows.
I found the denouement a bit abrupt, but I think if it had actually been played out I would have found it dragged on (actually, if it had played out, that bit alone would have been a fairly standard modern
horror movie except so many people survived).
Lovely writing, characters I liked, tension, creepiness, hope, sorrow. What's not to like?