I enjoyed this book more than the Thirteenth Tale, which was also a wonderfully twisty story. The reason I liked this more is because there was a bit of magic in this story with the girl that is found in the river that everyone wants, even if she doesn't belong to them. As each group told their story about a missing girl, I kept flip flopping back and forth about who she might actually be and whether she belongs with the couple with the kidnapped child, the lovely family with the estranged son, or the mad woman who thinks she is her sister.
There was lots of cool historical bits about the photography of that day and the tradition of story telling in inns that I found fascinating and also helped movie the story along. Add a dash of magic to it as well and this was a great book to read!