AUTHOR: Diane Setterfield
Vida Winter is a famous writer, her books are best sellers and been made into movies. It seems her most interesting gripping story has yet to be told, the story of her life. Vida has evaded her past, which is full of tragedy and violence. It is her secret, the thirteenth tale. Vida is finally ready to reveal her story and hires Margaret Lea, a young biographer who has a sad history of her own. Together they tell the thirteenth tale, a tale of twins Adeline and Emmeline and a ghost. They discover what haunts them both.
This was a spooky Gothic style book and it was wonderful. Margaret Lea's love of books is beautifully told. Vida Winter is a creepy character that keeps you spellbound. Every time you think Vida Winter has told you exactly who she is she surprises you. Very entertaining book.