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The Minotaur: A Novel

The Minotaur - Barbara Vine I picked up this book at the library blind, based on the title and the word "Gothic" on the book jacket. Seven hours later, I finally went to bed. If you've read "Rebecca," you have a pretty good idea of what to expect here - family secrets, locked rooms, and murder, all taking place in a tidy English village. Honestly, I enjoyed every second of it. Was it great literature? No. But the characters were well developed and (with a few exceptions) three dimensional. The setting was interesting (I especially loved trying to picture the library in my mind.) Recommended for fans of the genre. It isn't a mystery (the crime happens late in the book) but it still manages to be a page turning description of a very dysfunctional family.