Paul's wife Allison has just died and he has to return to work, cope with his grief, his children's grief. As a ghost story it wasn't spooky enough or horrible enough and neither is it a "must read with lights on" story. If a demon is included in a book then I want to be frightened or at least left feeling chilled, but it didn't happen in this tale. I loved the idea but it didn't really come off for me. Other people will love this - the ones who prefer not to be too scared when they read a ghost story!