The Thirteenth Tale

Diane Setterfield
Star Rating
Reviewer's Rating
Feb 1, 2017

Wanna hear a ghost story? A fabulous tale about sisters, secrets, family, fire, death, and ghosts?

I'm not usually a fan of scary or horror stories, but The Thirteenth Tale is a mystery with many twists and turns that I find quite intriguing and just a little spooky. Follow biographer Margaret Lea as she discovers the true past of reclusive author Vida Winter. Piece together the hints and secrets as she reveals her extraordinary existence. Is Vida Winter who she says she is? Who set fire to the house? Is there really a ghost?

Notes: I listened to this book and the narration is very well done. In the early chapters there are a few vivid scenes of self mutilation and harm to others; I suggest skipping those parts if, like me, you're a bit squeamish.

Reviewed by Emily D.
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