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The Fatal Three

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John Fausset persuades his wife that they should take his ward, Fay, under their roof. Their young daughter, Mildred, instantly takes Fay to her heart, but mystery surrounds the young girl: how is it that Fay, supposedly an heiress, arrives at the house with torn embroidery on her underlinen? What's the nature of her relationship with Mr. Fausset and why does his wife so r...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published December 25th 1997 by Sutton Publishing (first published 1888)
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S. L.
While not my favorite of Braddon's, the characters are fascinating. I don't know what other reviewers mean by predictable; it's not a mystery. It's a rather grim tale of three different women and how their upbringing determines their fate.
June Schwarz

This was more predictable than any of the Braddon novels I've read. I disliked every character except Fay Fausset, whose story this ought to have been. How Braddon failed to realize this is beyond me.
Pleasant read although quite predictable. Less sensational than other Braddon novels. Interesting handle of religious issues.
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Mary Elizabeth Braddon was a British Victorian era popular novelist. She was an extremely prolific writer, producing some 75 novels with very inventive plots. The most famous one is her first novel, Lady Audley's Secret (1862), which won her recognition and fortune as well. The novel has been in print ever since, and has been dramatised and filmed several times.

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