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The Thirteenth Tale by Diana Setterfield

"Once upon a time, there was a haunted house... a library... Once upon a time there were twins."

Vida Winter, the world famous writer and recluse, calls upon an unknown biographer, Margaret Lea, to tell her story. Books are a refuge for Margaret living with the guilt of surviving her co-joined twin. When she hears Vida Winter's words about a library and twins, she's instantly hooked on taking on the assignment.


But Vida Winter is manipulative, has never told the truth about her life before, and doesn't have long left to live. Margaret stays at Vida Winter's gothic and isolated house, while she uncovers a strange and compelling mystery, with an unexpected twist.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Reviewed by: Onchan Book Group

More like this: Kate Morton, Lucinda Riley, Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, House at the Edge of the World by Julia Rochester and Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase

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