On the cover it says "Brave and heartbreaking", "Stark, layered and ominous" , "A new classic"....are you rolling your eyes? I did. I am not sure how I ended up with this book...But I can say honestly it was a great read. IT IS stark, layered and ominous.For the first time in a long time I got the full creep factor while reading....is something at MY window....What was that noise?? I actually jumped when one of my cats knocked something off the table. I couldn't put it down. I would read it a second time.