'Simply brilliant'

Kate Mosse, international bestselling author of Labyrinth


Everybody has a story . . . Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten.


It was once home to the March family: fascinating, manipulative Isabelle; brutal, dangerous Charlie; and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline.

But the house hides a chilling secret which strikes at the very heart of each of them, tearing their lives apart . . .


Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield's past, and its mysterious connection to the enigmatic writer Vida Winter. Vida's history is mesmering - a tale of ghosts, governesses, and gothic strangeness.

But as Margaret succumbs to the power of her storytelling, two parallel stories begin to unfold . . .


What has Angelfield been hiding?


What is the secret that strikes at the heart of Margaret's own, troubled life?


And can both women ever confront the ghosts that haunt them . . . ?


The Thirteenth Tale is a spellbinding mystery, a love letter to storytelling, and a modern classic.

Diane Setterfield - The Thirteenth Tale