Wonderful. The back of the book asks, "What real reader does not yearn, somewhere in the recesses of his or her heart, for a ... ghost story written by Jane Austen?" The publisher bemoans that that cannot be accomplished, but promises that this book is the next best thing.
Somehow, this British author published a book in the 80s that manages to accomplish just that... a ghost story in Austen style.
Without being too weighty in language and description, without actually venturing back to Victorian times, Hill creates a victorian ghost story.
Because I feel that any added description that I could offer would add nothing, I decline to do so. However, I highly recommend to anyone looking for a spine-tingler of a more mature variety for those dark and dreary nights.....
FOUR of five stars