4 Stars Out Of 5
October 1, 2016
Walter Hartright is on his way to London when he has a midnight encounter with a mysterious woman dressed in white. When he reaches his destination, where he is to serve as a drawing instructor to Laura and her sister Marion, he tells them of his meeting with the woman on the road, and the way she behaved, as if hiding some secret. The three of them eventually find themselves pulled into a mystery of their own. Hidden crimes and conspiracies, kidnapping and murder, all connected to the mysterious woman in white.
Written in the late 1800s, and at just over 600 pages long, this novel is surprisingly readable and enjoyable. Though long, the story does, for the most part, have a good flow. The mystery of the unfolding events keep the pages turning, even when the story hits the occasional lull.
The characters are full and well-drawn. They will easily draw your sympathy or your revulsion.
Overall, this is a good read.