Book Review – The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

The Thirteenth TaleThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Despite a strong thread of violence, madness and the fact that there were several very graphic descriptions, The Thirteenth Tale was an amazing book. Creepy and suspenseful, the writing was amazing and reminded me of books like Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights… a sort of Gothic horror story that may or may not be supernatural. In fact, the author skillfully uses Jane Eyre as part of the story. The twists at the end managed to take me by surprise but didn’t seem like they came out of nowhere which is always a risk when an author decides to do a big twist ending. While I am not usually a mystery fan and tend to avoid anything that hints at horror or the macabre, I am very glad that I picked up this book. It was well worth my time.
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About Ciarrai

Hi. My name is Kerry but here online I tend to go by the Gaelic version of my name, Ciarrai. I am a woman in my mid-30's who lives on Long Island, NY, with my husband, Rob, several guitars, a Nikon D40, more yarn, beads and books than I care to admit to and a cat who has a million nicknames and quite a few theme songs. I have a B.A. in Psychology and have recently returned to college to pursue a teaching degree so that I can eventually get a job as a High School English teacher. In addition to my major obsessions (Reading, Beading, Knitting, Music and Photography), I also enjoy playing Board Games, going to Renaissance Faires, Museums and Broadway Musicals.
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