This was by far the worst book of the Marry Russel series. King started off with such a great idea, discovering the reasons behind several legitimate sightings of a spectral coach carrying a cursed woman and her devilish dog on a dark moor. However the execution was tedious. King simply has a difficult time staying on topic with this book. She wrote so much on the geography of the land that the actual mystery itself seemed only to be a side plot in her summation of the landscape. There was very little suspense. In fact there was no suspense at all. The whole book consisted of Mary Russel wandering around the moor, talking to ignorant residents and taking hot baths. In fact, had she mentioned taking a hot bath one more time, I might have puked. This book came as a shocking disappointment considering that the rest of the books in the series were so enjoyable. This book was not only boring but also confusing. She included far too many geographical references which were not even pertinent to the acutal mystery. Simply do not waste your time with this story, if it can even rightfully be called a story.