I give this a solid middle-of-the-road rating. Nothing mind blowing. I liked the dreamy, lilting prose. There was a whole lot of middle to the plot and not enough ending. So many details left hanging at the end. (What was the significance of the lake? What about the mom of the two little girl's belongings?) I think that may have been by design though... since often times in dreams we are left with many unexplained details and we have to decide which ones are real and which are not. Read it if you like right-brained science fiction.