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Title: The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins [London 1859/60]
Summary: The story begins with an eerie midnight encounter between artist Walter Hartright and a ghostly woman dressed all in white who seems desperate to share a dark secret. The next day Hartright, engaged as a drawing master to the beautiful Laura Fairlie and her half sister, tells his pupils about the strange events of the previous evening. Determined to learn all they can about the mysterious woman in white, the three soon find themselves drawn into a chilling vortex of crime, poison, kidnapping, and international intrigue.
Masterfully constructed, The Woman in White is dominated by two of the finest creations in all Victorian fiction—Marion Halcombe, dark, mannish, yet irresistibly fascinating, and Count Fosco, the sinister and flamboyant “Napoleon of Crime.” [Source].
Personal Rating: ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ ◊ of 5.
For my review please follow the fake cut - and beware of spoilers! :).








Summary: In Beverly Connor's absorbing series, the bones of the dead reveal the secrets of the living. In this latest investigation, forensic anthropologist Diane Fallon must lead a chilling excavation of a crime with harrowing implications: the murder of three people, hanged execution-style in an isolated patch of Georgia woods. [Source].
Review in 5 words or less: Good pacing. Likable characters. Very detailed and interesting description of Fallon's work. Well-told story.
Personal Rating: ◊ ◊ ◊ ½ of 5.
For my review please follow the fake cut - and beware of spoilers! :).
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