- Author Wilkie Collins
I had no idea what to expect from this book, and at first I wondered what I’d let myself in for. Things seemed to take an age to get going, but once the action began - and the narrative started switching between characters - then it really got interesting.
I was surprised when the twist happened midway through, that stuff is usually saved for the end, but I thought that the explanations were handled oddly. Things seemed to be explained and then explained again for no good reason. For example, when we hear Count Fosco’s side of things at the end, all he says had already been figured out so I’m not sure what it adds to the story.
Nevertheless, it’s an interesting tale, a little preposterous in places but it’s fun to watch the mystery unfold.