Bellman & Black: A Ghost Story by Diane Setterfield. Killing a bird with his slingshot as a boy, William Bellman grows up a wealthy family man unaware of how his act of childhood cruelty will have terrible consequences until a wrenching tragedy compels him to enter into a macabre bargain with a stranger in black.
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The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. The reclusive author Vida Winter has spent the last six decades creating alternative lives for herself. But now, as she succumbs to terminal illness, she summons Margaret Lea, an amateur biographer, to tell her last, true story. This is a fabulous gothic mystery, complete with ghosts, governesses, and a decrepit manor house, and it's a fantastically rich story to boot!
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