I love Jones' work. She has a great turn of phrase, characters come alive and the stories are beautiful. She has a fantastic way with words.
This story is a slight departure from her usual ones, but none the less, and enjoyable read. I would call it a gentle gothic tale, nothing too hard core but it has all the right elements: a dark and stormy night, uninvited guests who suddenly arrive, a hard-to-believe gregarious gentleman who seems to be menacing under the bonhomie...
It reminded me a little of Florence and Giles by John Harding.
Worth reading, and all her other books as well.