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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!
The 7 best novels of 2013 - The Winter Witch
I picked this book up because of the positive quote from Susanna Kearsley on the front cover. She did not steer me wrong. I loved this book. Part ghost story, part romance, and part mystery. A wonderful, compelling read with great characters and an evocative setting.