High-quality horror story
This is a graphic, frightening story that you can't put down until the last page comes. The threatening atmosphere appears at the very beginning and accompanies the reader all along. What was supposed to be a nice, maybe a little scary bedtime page-turner, turns out to be a real horror-based piece of writing that leaves you moved and afraid of your own shadow. It's interesting how smoothly Masterton links the matter of beauty as we perceive it in our society with a reference to the old fairy tale that all the children know, the fairy tale that, like many of them, is not just a sugar-coated story for kids but hides deeply rooted observations on how evil people can be. Don't read it to your children! Read it yourself and cover your mirrors.