R- 1? maybe
received for review (an embarrassingly long time ago... I think it's older than 3 of my children)
I don't usually completely love short story/novella type works. They either just fall short entirely or leave me so badly wishing for more that I'm totally disappointed in their depth.
(Exceptions to this would be Connie Willis and Poe... and a few others.)
Not so here.
What Mosse managed to accomplish in such a small number of pages is pretty darn amazing.
That said-- I meant it when I said haunting.
This is not the easiest read emotionally.
But it's so worth it.