My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is my third Wilkie Collins novel and I loved it just as much as the other two.
We follow the story of a family who have been told of their relative’s death whilst on his honeymoon in Italy. None of them want to believe the letters confirming his death and they all begin to feel rather suspicious of his new wife; especially as rumours are spread around London regarding her past. They decide to set out to Italy themselves to uncover the mystery behind his death. On reaching the hotel each family member experiences something of the paranormal and they begin to question whether their relative really died in the innocent ways that have been described to them – the mystery deepens. What happened to their relative in the hotel? What will they uncover whilst sleeping under the roof where he died?
A brilliantly written and enjoyable read! I would highly recommend Collins to any lover of Agatha Christie!