Book Review: “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield

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This book was chosen for me to read by a book club buddy who I also selected a book for in return.
“The Thirteenth Tale” was a great selection.

13thtaleA great story of love, loss and secrets, and where appearances can be deceiving.

When I first picked it up, I did not know what to expect, but found myself drawn into the story very quickly. It was like finding a little treasure to cherish.

Margaret Lea is enlisted to write “The Thirteenth Tale”, the eagerly awaited biography of worldwide acclaimed author Vida Winter and ends up going into investigative work to discover the truth about the author and consequently finds a few of her own.

I would admit that the ending really took me by surprised and nicely wrapped up the storyline for both Vida Winter and Margaret Lea. It had the element of going full circle. The answer to the mystery (and I dare you to try and spot it), was in the beginning of the novel all along.

“The Thirteenth Tale” will probably become a classic and will please readers who enjoy a good mix of mystery and historical fiction.





9 Comments Add yours

  1. Elle Knowles says:

    Great! Now you’ve given me another title to add to my ever growing list! 😉 Reading ‘The Orphan Train’ now as you suggested. My daughter just read it and also recommended. So far so good! ~Elle

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  2. I read this a few years ago on the recommendation of my daughter. Really good. Thanks for the reminder.

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  3. artseafartsea says:

    Enjoyed your review of this book.

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  4. I love ho much time & effort you put into your blog! Sorry to not have replied to your comment much earlier, but is it still too late to join the Blogging 101 discussion/forum? I would love to keep up-to-date with other bloggers and you of course 🙂

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    1. Not too late at all, if you go to the site and make a request to access it, I will grant you access rights.


    2. Ok thanks you! Just requested now 🙂

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  5. Kate Sparkes says:

    This one’s been sitting on my shelf for years, waiting to be read. I’ll have to bump it up the TBR list. 🙂

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    1. It is definitely a read for book lovers 😊


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