This book is delicious! Every chapter is a treat. Though I've read it 3 or 4 times now, it never disappoints. The animated personalities of Fosco and Marian, LIVE in these pages. Laura and Mr. Hartwright are also beautifully developed. The intricate plot leads to new discoveries in each scene, and, as you would expect from a syndication, pull you through the pages quickly.
There is a thin anti-Christian bias (the pastor's wife, Mrs. Michelson) to Collins work that flows from his personal life. However, while I found it to be severe in "The Moonstone", it is merely a trifle here and doesn't spoil the mystery or characters. This is my favorite Wilkie Collins work.
WHAT!?! You haven't read it? You should.