This is not your typical "horror" book. It has a logical plot, that is if you consider ghosts as logical. I do. The twists and turns keep one guessing and the ending is very satisfying. If you like scary, ghostish books that start out in this day and age, and go back in time to the days of burning at the stake, you'll like this book. Takes place in Washington DC, Georgetown. The setting is a very old bookshop that is sort of the "in" place for scouting rare books.