I really loved the lyrical prose, the book almost read as a cross between a traditional novel and a series of vignettes strung together. I particularly enjoyed the flashbacks mixed in with everything that was going on in the present.
Nina LaCour created the most hauntingly beautiful atmosphere, casting an eerie tone. Choosing a remote house nestled somewhere in foggy Northern California really served as the perfect setting. Her take on a ghost story was fresh and intriguing but I'd have liked more resolution in the end.
The characters were intersting but I couldn't really connect with any of them. Mila seemed like an unreliable narrator from the very beginning so I was expecting a bit of a twist but that never happened. There wasn't anything very distinct about the different characters living at the house so they all blended together for me. I also expected Nick to make another apperance at some point so his character proved useless.