I've finished Chapter 7 and the characters have grown on me. Bruce is shaping up to be a descent sort and not the player Ruth assumed he was. Pat is still a hard sell, tho. To be fair, a couple of the scenes where I wasn't crazy about his behavior probably weren't entirely his fault. But his attitude and aggressive tendency don't sit well with me. Ruth's backstory was illuminating. And despite several chilling incidents from where I last left off, I haven't been scared witless. :-D Only 24 hours left now for our foursome to track down the dark secrets of the house.