A few days ago I read a post that mentioned the Thirteenth Tale written by Diane Setterfield, and despite searching for the blogger that wrote it, I just can't find it! My point was that she didn't like the book and I did and I just wanted to show her post as an alternative to mine!
Fortunately I had just started the book when I came across her review and I liked what I had read so far and so wasn't put off by the review. It does seem to be that you either love or hate this book and I certainly loved it.
It is certainly not a chick lit book all light and fluffy! It is a rather strange book where the reader doesn't quite know who or what to believe and the story weaves between the present day and the past - quite effectively I thought, but not everybody likes a story that doesn't stick to one timeline.
Basically, an amateur biographer is invited to chronicle the story of a very reclusive author who is renowned for never quite telling the truth about her background. There are weaves and twists and turns and I enjoyed reading this book, although I did wish that the ending was a little bit stronger rather than the nebulous ending that didn't feel right to me, but then again I have a strong preference for knowing EXACTLY what happens at the end of a book.