Adam Nevill's books have a way of growing on you - like wine or perfume maturing over time. They read well, the atmosphere is very much in the spirit of H.P. Lovecraft (the tense atmosphere and grey terror) and detailed storytelling can hold anyone's attention. There seems to be a trend with me - I always tend to feel the book "fizzle out" before the end and almost have to force myself to finish reading it. However, when revisiting the reviews and ratings, I usually have to correct myself and affix a higher rating. Some books linger in memory for longer, some are simply finished and one moves on from them. Neville's books are of the former category.