The House at Riverton is a period novel full of mystery and drama which is narrated by a 99 year old woman. There is the story of two sisters, a melancholic poet and the narrator Grace who was a maid at the Riverton house. The period atmosphere and problems of those days, especially problems of women, are depicted quite impressively and elaborately. The tension between the sisters and poet make you stick to the book until the end. Hannah is a great character.
I found many similarities with the Thirteenth Tale but I liked Diane Setterfield’s novel more thrilling than Kate Morton’s book. Some people on goodreads also found similarities with Rebecca. I loved her style but I thought some passages and Grace’s recent days could have been narrated shorter. I am content with the ending though. I knew it was a surprise ending but didn’t expect this. You really finish the book in shock. You know the poet Robbie Hunter is dead from the beginning of the book, it is one of those books that inform the reader at the beginning and i love this kind of fiction. Not that I always crave for shocking endings; it is tricky and sometimes becomes lame for stories but the mysterious incident here reveals the darkside of people quite well and i think this style can be used as a great tool to be creative for writers.

The House at Riverton is a period novel full of mystery and drama which is narrated by a 99 year old woman. There is the story of two sisters, a melancholic poet and the narrator Grace who was a maid at the Riverton house. The period atmosphere and problems of those days, especially problems of women, are depicted quite impressively and elaborately. The tension between the sisters and poet make you stick to the book until the end. Hannah is a great character.

I found many similarities with the Thirteenth Tale but I liked Diane Setterfield’s novel more thrilling than Kate Morton’s book. Some people on goodreads also found similarities with Rebecca. I loved her style but I thought some passages and Grace’s recent days could have been narrated shorter. I am content with the ending though. I knew it was a surprise ending but didn’t expect this. You really finish the book in shock. You know the poet Robbie Hunter is dead from the beginning of the book, it is one of those books that inform the reader at the beginning and i love this kind of fiction. Not that I always crave for shocking endings; it is tricky and sometimes becomes lame for stories but the mysterious incident here reveals the darkside of people quite well and i think this style can be used as a great tool to be creative for writers.

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  2. ehveriseffedup said: Interesting. I’ve read The Thirteenth Tale a few months ago and I loved it. I like this genre so much. Thanks for writing a review about this book! :)
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  5. wendydarlingandjimdeardopaleo said: This book is awesome
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