The beginning of this book spooked me BIGTIME. I continued to read this to about pg 100, went to sleep, had the worst f'en nightmare ever. Woke the next day and promptly threw it away. Of course I was only 25yrs old and rather narrow-minded. At the ripe old age of 43 I still aint gonna read it but I had to give it 3.5 stars if only for the fact that not much creeps me out.
On a personal note: I have issues with Ms. Rice but I cannot deny her excellent writing skills.