The Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins.
BEWARE: SPOILERS AHEAD!
The Woman in White begins with a ghostly apparition.
As Walter Hartright walks across Hampstead Heath in the small hours, he meets the eponymous woman, recently escaped from an asylum. They exchange an odd conversation and Walter escorts her into London, before she makes him leave her in the dark streets to fend for herself. It’s an intriguing beginning to what becomes a gripping story of suspense, false identity, and slippery morals.
The plot unfurls through multiple narratives of various characters, revealing details of the plan concocted by Sir Percival Glyde and his devious friend, Count Fosco. They fake the death of Glyde’s rich wife, Walter’s love interest, Laura, switch her identity with Anne Catherick, the ‘Woman in White’ and Laura’s doppelgänger, and return her to the asylum that Anne had escaped from. Of course, it’s up to Walter to reveal the truth…
This book is like a rollercoaster: it has fast and slow bits. At its best, such as the weeks Laura and her sister Marian spend alone with Sir Percival and the Count, as recorded in Marian’s journal, The Woman in White is a real page-turner. Admittedly, people tend to go into long descriptions, which take you away from the action, but they also answer every question left by the other narratives, providing a full and uncompromised version of events. Collins masterfully grasps attention with the tension of one person’s experiences, before he sharply pulls you out and thrusts you into a new perspective, allowing the dramatic irony to tear your nerves apart, before the process starts again. ... Review continues in the comments (because I couldn't cut it down in a way that I was happy with)...
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