This was a tough book to read at Christmastime - the whole premise is so sad. The writing was beautiful, with the types of phrases where you'd dog-ear the pages if you weren't reading a library book. I enjoyed the mystery aspect, too. The ending was a surprise to me. I've tried to think back to what I believed while reading it, but it's hurting my brain. I can understand the conversations with Mr. Wright being imaginary, but other parts, like the reporters outside the house, etc., are harder to rethink.