It’s a short novel but rather good.
The plot revolves around three households in a valley in Australia where something weird starts happening.
At first its shadows seen out of the corner of the eye and then animals start being killed.
But rather than go to the police or the council they try to deal with what ever it is themselves.
The characters get sucked into mutually destructive relationships never quite liking eachother and never understanding the motivations of the others, but not able to escape either.
Winton builds to quite a grisley climax but the horror and weirdness never get out of hand in what I thought was a really well written novel.