The seven-year-old girl won’t talk, but that doesn’t mean she can’t cause a lot of damage to her parents’ physical well-being and health of their relationship. Does Hannah have a brain lesion? Is she psychologically maladjusted? Or — as her mother comes to believe — is she possessed by the spirit of a young witch who was drowned more than 200 years ago. Not quite horror, not quite mystery, not quite family drama, this story zips along, with alternating chapters told from the mother and daughter’s points of view, towards a satisfying ending.