I read this many years ago, so I don't remember the minor details. But, I fell in love with Carrie's storytelling skills. She's very adept at writing a creepy tale, while also weaving gorgeous sentences together. When I read it, I remember being reminded a little of the Village. Except, I kinda prefer Carrie Ryan's tale. The Village was not very well written, whereas this book is. Eerily creepy.