Posted April 24, 2016 by The Book & Alcohol Girls in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Daphne du Maurier

"Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . ."
The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where our heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady's maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at his massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives--presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

First published in 1938, this classic gothic novel is such a compelling read that it won the Anthony Award for Best Novel of the Century.

“I suppose sooner or later in the life of everyone comes a moment of trial. We all of us have our particular devil who rides us and torments us, and we must give battle in the end.”

I read this book years ago but I really wanted to review it because it still remains one of the best books I’ve ever read. It’s no surprise that Rebecca is still in print after all these years.

The story of Rebecca is an ominous one. What is seemingly a whirlwind romance quickly becomes something much darker. With side characters who are just as questionable as the hero, our heroine is faced with a multitude of struggles including discovering that her husband may not be who is he seems to be, and competing with the ghost of his dead wife. Not to mention a staff that seems to want her to leave.

If you’re looking for something different and a classic, this is the perfect choice. This is a great mystery that leads one woman to discover just how strong she really is.

5 stars and pair with a Sidecar. Cheers!

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