I don't think Mary Elizabeth Braddon ever wrote a bad novel! I would compare this one very favorably to her more well known Lady Audley's Secret and also to Henry Dunbar: Portrait Of An Outcast (which I thought was superior to Audley, quite honestly).
Lots of shady goings on in this one. There is plenty of dark, suspenseful intrigue at every turn. I could hardly put it down. I wish I could find authors who wrote like this today. Thank goodness she was so prolific!
A highly recommended read!
Loved this book. It's better than Lady Audley's Secret, in my opinion. An excellent read!