Diane Setterfield The Thirteenth Tale

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The Thirteenth Tale

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When her health begins failing, the mysterious author Vida Winter decides to let Margaret Lea, a biographer, write the truth about her life, but Margaret needs to verify the facts since Vida has a history of telling outlandish tales.

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A fireside mystery with all the grisly trimmings (Catherine Shoard Evening Standard)

This surprise bestseller is an enjoyably windswept story of incest, unnatural love and northern nastiness (Emma Hagestadt INDEPENDENT)

highly accomplished...intriguing twists galore (Katie Owen Daily Telegraph)

a captivating read (FIRST)

A firesdie mystery with all the grisly trimmings (LONDON LITE)

An involving and engrossing tale full of twists and turns...hard to put down! (My Weekly)

riveting from start to finish (THE LADY)

The Thirteenth Tale has all the ingredients of a gripping thriller with twists, turns and false leads to keep you guessing...a beautifully written and absorbing mystery (WOMAN & HOME)

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Now a major BBC film, directed by Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton (Atonement and Dangerous Liaisons), starring Vanessa Redgrave and Olivia Colman.

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