This is my review of the book Dead Secret by Wilkie Collins which I listened to recently as a librivox recording.
The secret was recorded by Sarah Mrs Treverton's maid as she lays dying. Sarah then hides the paper bearing the message in an unused room at Porthgenna Tower. Sarah leaves Porthgenna Tower rather than revealing the secret.
The novel then jumps forward some twenty years. Rosamund has married the blind Leonard Frankland, who now owns Porthgenna Tower. Sarah, under an assumed name, obtains a post as servant to the family, and gives Rosamund a cryptic warning to avoid the room in which the Secret is hidden. This of course makes sure that Rosamund does all she can to find out what the secret is. - But I cannot reveal any more otherwise I would give the game away.
The end of the story is a little protracted but all in all a good yarn to while away the miles on the road.
This was book 46 week 33 fiction 43 (audio books 13) non fiction 3
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