Well, I am cheating a bit with this, as it is another re-read. But. Here's the dealio.
I ran off to NE Texas (remember, the Cabin?) without going to the library! I know! I couldn't believe it myself. I really don't know what was wrong with me. I have a list of books to read too!
Anyway, I have left a few books to read here and two of these are books by Wilkie Collins, The Moonstone and The Legacy of Cain. You might have also heard of The Woman in White. These are all really enjoyable books.
|My favorite by Collins|
Collins was one of the first of the mystery writers. Although these novels were written in the 1800s and are not "bloody" or gratuitously violent, they are, in my humble opinion, fairly suspenseful. With quite a few twists and turns, and differing viewpoints, you are not quite sure what is going on 'til the end.
The Legacy of Cain is the story of two girls - one is the daughter of a murderess and the other of a minister and his wife. The couple adopt the first one and raise her, never telling her, nor anyone else, of her past.
The two grow up together and love each other like sisters...UNTIL...a MAN enters the picture! It's interesting to see how their jealousies play out. How far will each go to defeat her rival? Will their mothers' traits affect their actions now?
Well...you have to read it to find out.