Anderson as a reader is rather interesting. At one point, I was like, "I'm not sure how I feel about this voice" and then I was like, "There it is".
So, this is Collins' ghost story about a woman who may be haunted. It's a good ghost story, and unlike his contemporary, Dickens, Collins does write women rather well and with sympanthy. The story makes use of some of the tension that makes Uncle Silas by LeFanu work so well.