Similar to "Disappearance at Devil's Rock," Ian Reid displays a subtle grasp of the tropes of the genre. Although the book is written with enough piercing observational skill to function as a contemporary exploration of relationships, it also knows how to build a sense of dread and alarm through well chosen details. The book functions like a psychological horror story where the killer, haunted house, and heroine exchange places with each other like half-remembered dreams.
I suspect readers of Chuck Palahniuk, Thomas Ligotti, and Mark Z. Danielewski will enjoy this book immensely.
I'm releasing a new chapter of my web fiction novel, "Agent Shield and Spaceman," today. I'm making a bit of head way this month revising a few chapters ahead. We are are about ten chapters away from the end of Part One, which is an exciting milestone for me. I hope to keep my schedule of two to three chapters each week through September but then, with the start of my teaching job, things might get dicey. I have a vague plan of finishing up the entire novel sometime in November but I'm giving myself permission to adjust that as necessary to maintain the quality I want out of each chapter. I hope you are enjoying the story so far.