The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield is an exciting story that takes you into a world of secrets, confused identities, lies, and half-truths. The main character, Vida Winter, is a famous author who has secrets she has never revealed to anyone, but has told different versions of her life at different times. Ms. Winter has chosen Margaret Lea, a young authoress of biographies, to finally tell her true story.
Each chapter is so interesting and well developed that I only allowed myself a chapter a day to prolong the pleasure of this book. I felt as if Scheherazade was telling this wonderful story that needed to be slowly savored. It is a unique book from a first-time author. Try it!