Admittedly, I looked at the novel, The Other Daughter, by Lauren Willig, several times before deciding to give it a try. A story about a woman who discovers that she is the illegitimate daughter of an Earl, seemed too predictable, however; nothing about this tale is predictable, and I must confess that once I got deep into the story, I was unable to stop listening until the end.
The narrated version (voice of Nicola Barber) is particularly well done, and helped a mind-fogged reader, such as myself, follow along easily.
The larger question posed by the novel is: Who are we really? Rachel Woodley takes on many roles and personas before discovering her essential truth, a search that certainly had resonance for me.
The plot twists, inviting the reader to fantasize along with the main character, and revealing a glimpse at life “on the other side of the fence”.
I’ll be looking for another book by this author.