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Reader's Den: Reviews of "The Thirteenth Tale"


"A wholly original work told in the vein of all the best gothic classics." — Booklist

"Former academic Setterfield pays tribute in her debut to Brontë and du Maurier heroines: a plain girl gets wrapped up in a dark, haunted ruin of a house, which guards family secrets that are not hers and that she must discover at her peril." — Publishers Weekly

Margaret Lea has been requested to write the biography of the mysterious and prolific fiction writer, Vida Winter. Margaret is at first hesitant to take on the job, but dark secrets and mysteries are unveiled as the dying Vida Winter reveals her life's story. Told in a gothic tone, The Thirteenth Tale will remind you of classic stories like Rebecca and The Turn of the Screw. An enjoyable read that's hard to put down.

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