The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

81cf8945-657a-4a23-9d91-690a90f184f9img400Dark and intriguing. All the stories that simultaneously run through this novel are fascinating and the way they all come together at the end really did surprise me. I did not expect a few of the twists that happened.
My favorite part of the novel though is the many elegant references to reading and the life of the reader. It is like a love letter to us (the reader) from the book itself for brining it life with our reading.
The only thing I both appreciated but also disliked was the wrap up at the end. I became a little exhausted hearing how everyone had faired. Sometimes to be left with a mystery at the end is not a bad thing.
4 of 5 stars