A brilliant ghost story that evokes a mood from an earlier time. This short story subtly raises the reader's anxiety until the final twist.
The author is trying to evoke the feeling of M.R. James’ antiquarian ghost stories. If you Google those tales, you can see how successful this emulation was. I like to read Victorian tales so this story was not a difficult read for me. However, some may find the formal language a challenge but it is worth it to persevere until the end, which was quite good. Five stars!
I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway but that has not impacted my review.