Something is terribly wrong with Triss. Dolls talk to her and she leaves a trail of dead leaves. Everything seems familiar yet strange. What happened when she fell into the Grimmer? I loved how genuinely creepy this book was. The author creates some great atmosphere with the "Besiders" - basically the old-school, scary, kid-stealing type of fairies - and even the relatively mundane tragedies of the Crescent family take on ominous weight as poor, confused Triss tries to navigate her home life.