Oh, this was very satisfying. The sort of ambiguous/psychological/maybe-a-ghost-or-maybe-not haunted house book I adore. As usual with Waters, terrific setting and atmosphere, strong characterizations. As with her last novel, she's switched to the 1940's, but this story is post-war and the decaying country estate reflects the decline of the country's monied aristrocracy at the time. (There are some thrusts at the Labour government and the onerous taxation.) Creepy, entertaining, and a bit disturbing.