Without a doubt suspension of disbelief is required when reading this book. It is fairly ridiculous, but I was just happily swept along by this tale! Then again, I lap up all kinds of weird stuff (looking at you, Sasquatch), so maybe I'm just predisposed to liking off-the-wall stories like this one.
I thought this book had a high degree of horror and suspense, and I bet it is just the kind of thing [a:Edgar Allan Poe|4624490|Edgar Allan Poe|https://d202m5krfqbpi5.cloudfront.net/authors/1315307900p2/4624490.jpg] could have gotten behind (there was even a walling up of a body involved). Despite that, however, I'm really more inclined to rate this book 3.5 stars because there were a couple of twists at the end that I thought were just kind of, well, stupid. For me those twists totally disrupted the creepiness of the story, and made me feel a degree of disappointment and dissatisfaction with the final chapters of the book. What the authors had done up to that point was sufficiently sinister. If they had stuck with that and not gone in for the unnecessary twists, I think I'd have come away with a much more chilling feeling than I did.