If you give in to the story though, it does achieve that heart-racing tension that the best gothic fiction achieves. At the very least, Liese's stories of her year traveling will prove to be a lot more entertaining that those of most people. It's a satisfyingly creepy, if slightly daft, escapist story.
Sorry, I feel a bit cheated, I would need a clue at the height of tension and suspense about what's happening next. There is maybe an obvious answer but my logical mind can't accept it. Or else I missed something.